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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

THIRTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 23rd, 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.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1691 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Mariani moved the H1691A1 amendment.

Representative Johnson moved the H1691A4 amendment to the H1691A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani renewed his motion on the H1691A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein presented HF 1691, a bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the reporting of crimes motivated by bias; amending the crimes of assault, property damage, and harassment motivated by bias; requiring the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training to update training in recognizing, responding to, and reporting crimes of bias; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 363A.06, subdivision 1; 609.2231, subdivision 4; 609.2233; 609.595, subdivisions 1a, 2; 609.749, subdivision 3; 626.5531, subdivision 1; 626.8451, subdivision 1; 626.8469, subdivision 1.

Testifying on HF 1691:
• Nick Kor, Senior Manager of Movement Building, Coalition of Asian American Leaders

Representative Grossell moved the H1691A2 amendment.

Representative Grossell requested a roll call on the H1691A2 amendment:

AYES
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

NAYS
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 8 ayes, 10 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Lucero moved the H1691A3 amendment.

Representative Lucero requested a roll call on the H1691A3 amendment:

AYES
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

NAYS
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

EXCUSED
Xiong

There being 8 ayes, 10 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1691, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1691, 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 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 167 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani moved the H0167A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 167, a bill for an act relating to judiciary; modifying requirement for presentence investigation and written report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 244.10, subdivision 1; 609.115, subdivisions 1, 2, 8.

Testifying on HF 167:
• Deven Bruce, Public Affairs Coordinator, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees
• Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director, Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Chair Mariani moved that HF 167 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Representative Edelson moved that HF 290 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Edelson moved the H0290A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented HF 290, a bill for an act relating to crime; clarifying felony drive-by shooting; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.66, subdivision 1e.

Testifying on HF 290:
• Robert Small, Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Chair Mariani moved that HF 290, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Vice Chair Frazier moved that HF 41 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.

Vice Chair Frazier presented HF 41, a bill for an act relating to employment; providing emergency paid sick leave to certain employees excluded from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Vice Chair Frazier renewed his motion that HF 41 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.


Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 41:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang

NAYS
Johnson
Novotny
O’Neill
Raleigh

EXCUSED
Grossell
Huot
Lucero
Mueller
Poston
Xiong

There being 9 ayes, 4 nays, and 6 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 2:39 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF167 (Stephenson) - Presentence investigation and written report requirement modified.
  • HF290 (Edelson) - Felony drive-by shooting clarified.
  • HF1691 (Hornstein) - Crimes motivated by bias reporting expanded; crimes of assault, property damage, and harassment motivated by bias amended; Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training required to update training in recognizing, responding to, and reporting bias crimes; and money appropriated.
  • HF41 (Frazier) - COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to employees excluded from federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
House TV Video:
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*The roll call at the beginning of the meeting was missed due to a misunderstanding regarding the committee's start time.
00:56 - HF1691 (Hornstein) Crimes motivated by bias reporting expanded; crimes of assault, property damage, and harassment motivated by bias amended; Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training required to update training in recognizing, responding to, and reporting bias crimes; and money appropriated.
51:58 - HF167 (Stephenson) Presentence investigation and written report requirement modified.
1:10:40 - HF290 (Edelson) Felony drive-by shooting clarified.
1:15:02 - HF41 (Frazier) COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to health care employees excluded from Families First Coronavirus Response Act.



I. HF 167 (Stephenson) Presentence investigation and written report requirement modified.

II. HF 290 (Edelson) Felony drive-by shooting clarified.

III. HF 41 (Frazier) COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to health care employees excluded from Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

IV. HF1691 (Hornstein) Crimes motivated by bias reporting expanded; crimes of assault, property damage, and harassment motivated by bias amended; Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training required to update training in recognizing, responding to, and reporting bias crimes; and money appropriated.

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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