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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

THIRTY- FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 07, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY- FOURTH 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 April 7th, 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 April 6th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Mariani moved that HF 1078 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF 1078:
• Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections
• John Harrington, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
• Nate Reitz, Executive Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
• Erik Misselt, Executive Director, Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
• Rich Neumeister, Citizen Activist
• Chris Weiland, Co-Chair, Restore the Fourth Minnesota
• Patrick Hynes, Minnesota Newspaper Association
• Gary Charwood, Committee Chair, Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
• Ed Dankbar, HAZMAT & Emergency Response Officer, Canadian Pacific Railway
• John F. Apitz, Executive Director, Minnesota Regional Railroads Association
• Carli Stark, Public Safety Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties.
• Tami Jo Lieberg, Legislative Co-Chair, Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act Counties.
• Jim Schneider, President, Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers
• Toshira Galloway, Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence
• Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director, Council of American Islamic Relations
• Theo Rose, Legislative and Policy Director, Minnesota Council of African Heritage
• Ethan Roberts, Director of Government Affairs, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota
• Lindsay Brice, Law and Policy Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Paul Meunier, Executive Director, Youth Intervention Program Association
• Elliot Butay, Criminal Justice Coordinator, National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Jay Claire, Advocate, Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
• Matt Ehling, Board Member, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information

Chair Mariani moved that HF 1078 be laid over future consideration.


The meeting adjourned at 2:41 PM.


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Representative Mariani, Chair

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Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1078 (Mariani) - Omnibus public safety bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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Introductory comments by the Chair.
05:09 - HF1078 (Mariani) Omnibus public safety and criminal justice reform finance bill.
- Public testimony.


Omnibus Public Testimony

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.*

*The Chair intends to waive the Amendment Rule regarding Amendments to Amendments and push back the Amendment deadlines 2 hours to the following for Thursday's omnibus bill mark up hearing: 1) Amendments to the DE will be due by Wednesday at 2pm; and 2) Amendments to Amendments to the DE will be due by Wednesday at 7pm

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.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

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