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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

THIRTY- FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 25, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY- FIRST 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 25th, 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
XIONG, Jay

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Frazier moved that the minutes of March 18th, March 19th, and March 23rd, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1103 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

Chair Mariani moved the H1103A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thompson presented HF 1103, a bill for an act relating to public safety; imposing duties on peace officers and law enforcement agencies regarding video and audio recordings of use of deadly force; providing for a civil remedy; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13.

Testifying on HF 1103:
• Johnathon McClellan, President, Minnesota Justice Coalition
• Michelle Gross, President, Communities United Against Police Brutality
• Jay Henthorne, Richfield Police Chief

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1103, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1103, as amended:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1104 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani moved the H1104A1 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call on the H1104A1 amendment:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thompson presented HF 1104, a bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting immunity for peace officers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

Testifying on HF 1104:
• Johnathon McClellan, President, Minnesota Justice Coalition
• Gregory Sisk, Distinguished Chair, St. Thomas School of Law
• Jay Henthorne, Richfield Police Chief
• Tim Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff, Minnesota Sheriffs Association

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1104, as amended be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1104, as amended:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

There being 11 ayes, 8 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1535 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani moved the H1535A21 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call on the H1535A21 amendment:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Long
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Pinto
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Poston
Raleigh

There being 14 ayes, 5 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wolgamott presented HF 1535, a bill for an act relating to corrections; disciplining correctional officers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 626.89, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 241.026.

Testifying on HF 1535:
• Adam Burnside, Business Agent with Law Enforcement Labor Services

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1535, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


The meeting adjourned at 2:51 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1103 (Thompson) - Duties imposed on peace officers and law enforcement agencies regarding video and audio recordings of deadly use of force, and civil remedy provided.
  • HF1104 (Thompson) - Peace officer civil and criminal liability immunity prohibited.
  • HF1535 (Wolgamott) - Correctional officer disciplinary proceedings modified.
  • HF440 (Hollins) - Peace officer professional liability insurance required, and peace officer liability established.
House TV Video:
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05:37 HF1103 (Thompson) Duties imposed on peace officers and law enforcement agencies regarding video and audio recordings of deadly force use, and civil remedy provided.
55:58 HF1104 (Thompson) Peace officer civil liability immunity prohibited.
1:43:14 HF1535 (Wolgamott) Correctional officer disciplinary proceedings modified.


Law Enforcement Accountability Day

I. HF 1103 (Thompson) Duties imposed on peace officers and law enforcement agencies regarding video and audio recordings of deadly force use, and civil remedy provided.

II. HF 1104 (Thompson) Peace officer civil liability immunity prohibited

III. HF 1535 (Wolgamott) Correctional officer disciplinary proceedings modified.

IV. HF 440 (Hollins) Peace officer professional liability insurance required, and peace officer liability established.

Bills may still be added to this agenda.

If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Jamael.Lundy@house.mn one hour before the committee start time. Public Testimony may be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1 NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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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