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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

THIRTY- SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY- SECOND 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 10:30 AM on March 26th, 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.

Representative Edelson moved that the minutes of March 25th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1042 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Keller presented HF 1042, a bill for an act relating to code enforcement; establishing a waiver process to the State Building Code and State Fire Code for members of federally recognized tribes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 299F; 326B.

Testifying on HF 1042:
• Jim Rock, Governing Council Member, Makoce Ikikcupi

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 1042 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1042:

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

EXCUSED
Frazier
Long

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 2284 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani moved the H2284A21 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Berg presented HF 2284, a bill for an act relating to building codes; modifying carbon monoxide alarm requirements for hotels and lodging houses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 299F.50, by adding subdivisions; 299F.51, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.

Testifying on HF 2284:
• Leslie Lienemann, Culberth & Lienemann, Law Firm

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 2284, as amended be referred to the General Register.

Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 2284, as amended:

AYES
Mariani
Frazier
Edelson
Feist
Hollins
Huot
Klevorn
Novotny
Pinto
Raleigh
Vang
Xiong

NAYS
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
O’Neill
Poston

EXCUSED
Long

There being 12 ayes, 6 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 2433 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani moved the H2433A21 amendment, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani presented HF 2433, a bill for an act relating to public safety; providing that public safety entities must prioritize public safety and human rights; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 241.01, subdivision 3a; 244.09, subdivision 5; 299A.01, subdivision 2; 626.843, subdivision.

Testifying on HF 2433:
• Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director, Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Correction

Chair Mariani moved that HF 2433, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 2435 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Mariani presented HF 2435, a bill for an act relating to public safety; creating an automatic inflationary increase for certain peace officer training reimbursement appropriations; limiting the use of certain law enforcement training reimbursement grants; appropriating money; amending Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 13, subdivision 4, as amended.

Testifying on HF 2435:
• Valerie Castile, Mother of Philando Castile
• Bill Hutton, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs Association

Representative Johnson moved the H2435A2 amendment.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call on the H2435A2 amendment:

AYES
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

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

There being 8 ayes, 11 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Frazier moved that HF 2435, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 723 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Mariani moved the H0723DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thompson presented HF 723, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a grant to African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach programs; appropriating money.

Testifying on HF 723:
• Valerie Castile, Philando Castile Relief Foundation
• Farhio Khalif, Executive Director, Voices of East African Women

Chair Mariani moved that HF 723, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1354 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

Representative Gomez presented HF 1354, a bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for Minnesota SafeStreets.

Testifying on HF 1354:
• Al Flowers, Spokesperson for SafeStreets
• Alicia Smith, Community Organizer

Representative Lucero moved the H1354DE2 amendment.

Representative Lucero requested a roll call on the H1354DE2 amendment:

AYES
Johnson
Grossell
Lucero
Mueller
Novotny
O’Neill
Poston
Raleigh

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

There being 8 ayes, 11 nays, and 0 excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1354 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 2349 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Becker-Finn presented HF 2349, a bill for an act relating to corrections; establishing the Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act; providing for earned incentive release and supervision abatement status; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 244.03; 244.05, subdivision 1b; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 244.

Testifying on HF 2349:
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Mariani moved that HF 2349 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Paul Schnell, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, presented an overview of the Department of Corrections’ Budget.

Mark Haase presented an overview of the Minnesota Department of Corrections Ombudsman’s Budget.

Nate Reitz, Executive Director of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, presented an overview of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission’s Budget.

Erik Misselt, Executive Director of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, presented an overview of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board’s Budget.

John Harrington, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, presented an overview of the Department of Public Safety’s Budget.

Joe Kelley, Director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Dana Wahlberg, Director of the Emergency Communication Network, presented an overview of the Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Network’s Budget.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 707 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Moller presented HF 707, a bill for an act relating to public safety; modifying and clarifying criminal sexual conduct provisions; creating a new crime of sexual extortion; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 609.2325; 609.341, subdivisions 3, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, by adding subdivisions; 609.342; 609.343; 609.344; 609.345; 609.3451; 609.3455; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 609.293, subdivisions 1, 5; 609.34; 609.36.

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 707 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


The meeting adjourned at 2:55 PM.


_____________________________________________
Representative Mariani, Chair

_____________________________________________
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1078 (Mariani) - Omnibus public safety bill.
  • HF723 (Thompson) - African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2284 (Berg) - Carbon monoxide alarm requirements modified for hotel and lodging houses, and safety warning required for violation of carbon monoxide alarms.
  • HF1042 (Keeler) - State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process established for members of federally recognized tribes.
  • HF2349 (Becker-Finn) - Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act established, earned incentive release and supervision abatement status provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2435 (Mariani) - Peace officer training reimbursement appropriation automatic inflationary increase created, law enforcement training reimbursement grant use limited, and money appropriated.
  • HF2433 (Mariani) - Public safety entities required to prioritize public safety and human rights.
  • HF707 (Moller) - Criminal sexual conduct provisions modified and clarified, and new sexual extortion crime created.
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06:49 HF1042 (Keeler) State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process for members of recognized tribes established.
21:33 HF2284 (Berg) Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for hotel and lodging houses modified.
59:31 HF2433 (Mariani) Public safety entities required to prioritize public safety and human rights.
1:20:14 HF2435 (Mariani) Peace officer training reimbursement appropriation automatic inflationary increase created, law enforcement training reimbursement grant use limited, and money appropriated.
1:39:07 HF723 (Thompson) African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach grant program established, and money appropriated.
1:58:59 HF1354 (Gomez) Minnesota SafeStreets funding provided, and money appropriated.
2:17:27 HF2349 (Becker-Finn) Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act established, earned incentive release and supervision abatement status provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
2:53:24 HF1078 (Mariani) Public safety funding provided; policy and funding provided for Sentencing Guidelines Commission, public safety, Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, Private Detective Board, corrections, and ombudsperson for corrections; report required; and money appropriated.
4:18:48 HF707 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct provisions modified and clarified, and new sexual extortion crime created.


I. HF 1042 (Keeler) State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process for members of recognized tribes established.

II. HF 2284 (Berg) Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for hotel and lodging houses modified.

III. HF 2433 (Mariani) Public safety entities required to prioritize public safety and human rights.

IV. HF2435 (Mariani) Peace officer training reimbursement appropriation automatic inflationary increase created, law enforcement training reimbursement grant use limited, and money appropriated.

V. HF 723 (Thompson) African American Youth Access and African Immigrant Family Outreach grant program established, and money appropriated.*

VI. HF 1354 (Gomez) Minnesota SafeStreets funding provided, and money appropriated.*

EVENING HEARING: Noon-2:30PM
HF 2349 (Becker-Finn) Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act established, earned incentive release and supervision abatement status provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF 1078 (Mariani) Public safety funding provided; policy and funding provided for Sentencing Guidelines Commission, public safety, Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, Private Detective Board, corrections, and ombudsperson for corrections; report required; and money appropriated.

HF 707 (Moller) Criminal sexual conduct provisions modified and clarified, and new sexual extortion crime created.* **

*The Amendment, and Amendment to the Amendment Deadline for these bills will be extended 5 hours.

**This bill was previously heard. New Testimony will not be taken and discussion will be limited.

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