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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy

THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH 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 1st, 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
HOLLINS, Athena
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MUELLER, Patricia
NOVOTNY, Paul
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John
RALEIGH, Donald
VANG, Samantha
XIONG, Jay

Members excused:
O’NEILL, Marion
GROSSELL, Matt


A quorum was present.

Committee staff introduced themselves.

Vice Chair Frazier moved to refer HF 2724 to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF 2724
• Rep. Cedrick Frazier, Representatives District 45A, Minnesota House of Representatives
• Ben Johnson, House Researcher
• Dr. Patrick Sharkey, Princeton Sociology Professor
• Guadalupe Lopez, VFM ED/ MNCASA Representative
• Jessica DeWeerth, Co-Chapter Leader of the Minnesota Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
• Sasha Cotton, Minneapolis Violence Prevention Office
• John Harrington, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Chair Mariani moved to layover HF 2724.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:33 PM.





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Representative Mariani, Chair


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Abdullahi Abdullahi, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2724 (Frazier) - Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST); Office of Public Safety Innovation established within Office of Justice Programs; POST adoption of rules directed for unauthorized use of force by peace officers; POST directed to amend portable recording systems policy to require showing and releasing video; civilian oversight councils permitted by local governments to impose discipline on peace officers; citizen oversight councils required to provide information to POST; POST authorized to take licensure action against licensees committing criminal acts; alternative courses to peace officer licensure task force established and funding provided; independent evaluations required; funding provided for Office of Public Safety Innovation, POST investigators, community safety grants innovation, local community policing grants, crime investigation grants, law enforcement agency portable recording systems, and opiate epidemic response grants; reports required; money transferred and appropriated.
House TV Video:
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Introductory comments.
12:58 - HF2724 (Frazier) Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST); Office of Public Safety Innovation established within Office of Justice Programs; POST adoption of rules directed for unauthorized use of force by peace officers; POST directed to amend portable recording systems policy to require showing and releasing video; civilian oversight councils permitted by local governments to impose discipline on peace officers; citizen oversight councils required to provide information to POST; POST authorized to take licensure action against licensees committing criminal acts; alternative courses to peace officer licensure task force established and funding provided; independent evaluations required; funding provided for Office of Public Safety Innovation, POST investigators, community safety grants innovation, local community policing grants, crime investigation grants, law enforcement agency portable recording systems, and opiate epidemic response grants; reports required; money transferred and appropriated.
*This was an informational hearing.
*The focus of this hearing was directed toward Article 1 of HF2724; members of the committee and members of the public were encouraged to direct comments and testimony to that portion of HF2724.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.


Public Safety Innovation Week:
Increasing Law Enforcement Partnerships Day

Agenda:
I. HF 2724 (Frazier) Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST); Office of Public Safety Innovation established within Office of Justice Programs; POST adoption of rules directed for unauthorized use of force by peace officers; POST directed to amend portable recording systems policy to require showing and releasing video; civilian oversight councils permitted by local governments to impose discipline on peace officers; citizen oversight councils required to provide information to POST; POST authorized to take licensure action against licensees committing criminal acts; alternative courses to peace officer licensure task force established and funding provided; independent evaluations required; funding provided for Office of Public Safety Innovation, POST investigators, community safety grants innovation, local community policing grants, crime investigation grants, law enforcement agency portable recording systems, and opiate epidemic response grants; reports required; money transferred and appropriated.

*This is an informational hearing. The focus of this hearing will be directed toward Article 1 of HF 2724. Members of the committee and members of the public are encouraged to direct comments and testimony to that portion of HF 2724.

**This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp. Remote hearings are taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp.

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CA: Jamael.Lundy@house.mn

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