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House division discusses differences, common ground with Senate on policing proposals

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During June’s eight-day special session, the House passed a package of about 20 proposals crafted in response to the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd while in police custody. The Senate passed five public-safety-related bills of its own and put forth some other proposals during negotiations on the session’s final night.

So why didn’t a deal get done on some compromise legislation?

That question was the catalyst for a two-hour informational hearing held by the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division Wednesday. The division looked at offers from each body, their similarities and differences, and had testifiers and members weigh in on some of their features.

To hear the division chair, Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), tell it, House negotiators had put forth a proposal when Senate members withdrew from the meeting and adjourned the session sine die early on the morning of June 20.


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