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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

FORTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, February 8, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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 February 8th, 2022 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

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Vang moved that the minutes of February 4th, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Representative Hollins presented HF 861, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a grant program for victims of crime; appropriating money.

Representative Hollins moved to refer HF 861 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hollins moved to amend HF 861 A1 Amendment
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Testifying on HF 861:
• Guadalupe Lopez, Executive Director, Violence Free Minnesota
• Artika Roller, Executive Director, MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
• Katie Kramer, Policy Director, Violence Free Minnesota

Chair Mariani moved to layover HF 861 for possible inclusion in this committee’s omnibus bill



Representative Pinto presented HF 2959, A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing for grants to combat sex trafficking; appropriating money.

Representative Pinto moved to refer HF 2959 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF 2959:
• Gloria Perez, Women's Foundation of Minnesota
• Tricia Hummel, Assistant Director, Office of Justice Programs
• Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney

Chair Mariani moved to layover HF 2959 for possible inclusion in this committee’s omnibus bill



Representative Bahner presented HF 2734: A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending the definition of qualified domestic violence-related offenses to include additional crimes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 609.02, subdivision 16.

Representative Frazier moved to refer HF 2734 to the Committee on Ways and Means.


Testifying on HF 2734:
• Kate Damm, Officer, Maple Grove Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit
• Eric Werner, Chief, Maple Grove Police Department
• Daniel Mabley, Criminal Deputy, Hennepin County Attorney’s office
• Lissa Weimelt, Maria’s Voice
• Bill Pew, Maria’s Voice

Representative O’Neill moved to amend HF 2734 with the A1 Amendment THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani moved to layover HF 2734 for possible inclusion in this committee’s omnibus bill



The meeting was adjourned at 2:31

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Representative Mariani, Chair


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Abdullahi Abdullahi, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2734 (Bahner) - Domestic violence-related offenses qualified definition modified to include additional crimes.
  • HF2959 (Pinto) - Combating sex trafficking grants provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF861 (Hollins) - Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

05:22 - HF861 (Hollins) Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
44:48 - HF2959 (Pinto) Combating sex trafficking grants provided, and money appropriated.
1:05:53 - HF2734 (Bahner) Domestic violence-related offenses qualified definition modified to include additional crimes.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.


Survivor Advocacy Day

Agenda:
I. HF 861 (Hollins) Crime victim grant program established, and money appropriated.
II. HF 2959 (Pinto) Combating sex trafficking grants provided, and money appropriated.
III. HF 2734 (Bahner) Domestic violence-related offenses qualified definition modified to include additional crimes.

*Bills may be added to the agenda

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