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Public Safety Finance and Policy

EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 31, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Michael Paymar

MINUTES

Representative Paymar, Chair of Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. on Thursday, January 31st in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Paymar, Chair
Rosenthal, Vice Chair
Cornish, Lead
Hilstrom
Johnson, B.
Kieffer
Lesch
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simon
Simonson
Slocum
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:
Kelly

A quorum was present

Rep. Kieffer moved that the minutes from the January 31, 2013 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of racial disparities research.

Testifying during the overview were:

Mark Haase - Vice President, Council on Crime and Justice
Ebony Ruhland - Director of Research, Council on Crime and Justice
Judge Pam Alexander - President, Council on Crime and Justice

Update on racial disparities research.

Presenting the update was:

Richard Frase - University of Minnesota Law School
Discussion on racial disparities from the perspective of the bench.

Testifying during the discussion was:

Judge Pam Alexander - President, Council on Crime and Justice

Discussion of racial disparities policy reform possibilities.

Testifying during the discussion were:

Mark Haase - Vice President, Council on Crime and Justice
John Stuart - State Public Defender



The meeting was adjourned at .




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Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



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DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Overview of criminal history scoring system
Overview of racial disparities in the criminal justice system