STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH 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 22nd, 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.
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
FRAZIER, Cedrick (Vice Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
A quorum was present.
Representative Frazier moved that the minutes of March 18th, 2022, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Huot introduced HF 33, a bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing enhanced penalties for assaulting a sports
official; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.2231, by adding a
Representative Huot moved to refer HF 33 to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.
Testifying on HF 33:
• Rodger Aronson, Attorney, Minnesota High School League.
Representative Huot renewed his motion to refer HF 33 to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.
Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 33.
There being 18 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Long introduced HF 3702, a bill for an act relating to state government, appropriating money to the attorney general for enhanced criminal enforcement and related initiatives.
Representative Long moved to refer HF 3702 to the committee on Ways and Means.
Testifying on HF 3702:
• Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General.
• Molly Hicken, Cook County Attorney.
• Kathryn Lorsbach, Clearwater County Attorney.
• David Voigt, Deputy Attorney General.
• Robert Small, Minnesota County Attorneys Association.
Chair Mariani moved to layover HF 3702 for possible inclusion in this committee’s omnibus bill.
Representative Xiong, T introduced HF 1442, a bill for an act relating to the military; modifying the Minnesota Code of Military Justice; making changes to data provisions; modifying certain requirements and qualifications; making jurisdictional and appellate changes; providing punitive article updates; providing punishable offenses under the military code; providing penalties;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 13.43, by adding a subdivision; 192.67; 192A.02, subdivision 2; 192A.021; 192A.111; 192A.15, subdivisions 1, 2; 192A.155, subdivision 2; 192A.20; 192A.235, subdivision 3; 192A.343, subdivision 3; 192A.353, subdivision 2; 192A.371; 192A.384; 192A.56; 192A.612; 192A.62; 606.06; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 13; 192A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 192A.385.
Chair Mariani moved to refer HF 1442 to the General Register.
Testifying on HF 1442:
• Don Kerr, Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs.
Chair Mariani renewed his motion to refer HF 1442 to the General Register.
Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 1442.
There being 18 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED
Representative Igo gave an information presentation on HF 3974, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a certification process for public safety telecommunicators; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 403.02, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 403.11, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 403; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 403.02, subdivision 17c.
Testifying on HF 3974:
• Darlene Pankone, Communications Division Manager, Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
• LaVae Robinson, Dispatch Supervisor, Bloomington Police Department.
• Dana Wahlberg, Director of the Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks.
• Mark Lallak, Lieutenant at the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 PM
Representative Mariani, Chair
Abdullahi Abdullahi, Committee Legislative Assistant