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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 18, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on March 18th, 2021 pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
FRAZIER, Cedrick (Vice Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
GROSSELL, Matt
HOLLINS, Athena
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MUELLER, Patricia
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
VANG, Samantha

Members excused:
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Frazier moved that the minutes of March 16th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1015 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Marquart presented HF 1015, a bill for an act relating to the State Building Code; modifying state building code applicability and fire sprinkler requirements for public places of accommodation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 326B.108, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding a subdivision.

Testifying on HF 1015:
• Dennis Davis, Owner of Erickson Farmstead
• Roger Axel, Retired Building Official, International Code Council
• Chad Iverson, Building Contractor and Venue Owner
• Wayne Butt, Owner of Historic John P. Furber Farm

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1015 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1015:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Johnson
Edelson
Feist
Grossell
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Lucero
Mueller
O’Neill
Pinto
Poston
Raleigh
Vang

ABSTAIN
Novotny

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstention and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 2080 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Shultz presented HF 2080, a bill for an act relating to national criminal history record checks; providing for compliance with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for certain individuals with access to federal tax information; classifying data; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 270B.13, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

Testifying on HF 2080:
• Alyssa Haugen, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Chair Mariani moved that HF 2080 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Huot moved that HF 2077 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Huot presented HF 2077, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing an advisory committee to the commissioner of public safety for the certification of firefighters; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 299N.04, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding subdivisions.

Testifying on HF 2077:
• Bart Berven, Albert Lea Fire Captain, Minnesota State Fire Certification Board (MSFCB) Member, and Chair of the MSFCB Transition Committee

Representative Huot renewed his motion that HF 2077 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 2077:

AYES
Mariani
Johnson
Edelson
Feist
Grossell
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
Pinto
Poston
Raleigh
Vang

NAYS
O’Neill

EXCUSED
Frazier
Xiong

There being 16 ayes, 1 nay, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 515 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani moved the H0515A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Igo presented HF 515, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a 911 telecommunicator working group to establish statewide standards for training and certification; requiring a report.

Testifying on HF 515:
• Darlene Pankonie, 9-1-1 Communications Division Manager, Washington County Sheriff’s Office
• Dana Wahlberg, Director, Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks Division
• Mark Lallak, Communications Lieutenant, Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

Representative Huot moved the H0515A2 amendment.

Representative Johnson moved the H0515A3 amendment to the H0515A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on the H0515A2 amendment, as amended:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 10 ayes, 8 nay, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved that HF 515, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1482 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani moved the H1482A1 amendment, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Franke presented HF 1482, a bill for an act relating to public safety; addressing fire safety at petroleum refineries; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.

Testifying on HF 1482:
• Laurie Elliott, Mayor of Newport
• Matthew James Foss, Former Firefighter at Refinery

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1482 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


The meeting adjourned at 2:33 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF515 (Igo) - 911 telecommunicator working group statewide standards established for training and certification, and report required.
  • HF1482 (Franke) - Fire safety addressed at petroleum refineries.
  • HF2077 (Huot) - Firefighter certification advisory committee established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2080 (Schultz) - National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information, and data classified.
  • HF1015 (Marquart) - State building code applicability and fire sprinkler requirements modified for public places of accommodation.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:31 - HF1015 (Marquart) State building code applicability and fire sprinkler requirements modified for public places of accommodation.
34:56 - HF2080 (Shultz) National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information, and data classified.
42:14 - HF2077 (Huot) Firefighter certification advisory committee established, and money appropriated.
56:36 - HF515 (Igo) 911 telecommunicator working group statewide standards established for training and certification, and report required.
1:23:39 - HF1482 (Franke) Fire safety addressed at petroleum refineries.


Emergency Responder Day

I. HF 1015 (Marquart) State building code applicability and fire sprinkler requirements modified for public places of accommodation.
II. HF 2077 (Hout) Firefighter certification advisory committee established, and money appropriated.
III. HF 2080 (Shultz) National criminal history record checks; compliance provided with section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS Publication 1075 for individuals with access to federal tax information, and data classified.
IV. HF 515 (Igo) 911 telecommunicator working group statewide standards established for training and certification, and report required.
V. HF 1482 (Franke) Fire safety addressed at petroleum refineries.

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Meeting documents will be posted on the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92023