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Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division

FIRST JOINT MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - January 29, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION
&
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 5:17 PM on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
LESCH, John
MOLLER, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy
CANTRELL, Hunter
CARLSON, Andrew
CONSIDINE, Jack
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
ROBBINS, Kristin
XIONG, Jay

Members Excused:
LUCERO, Eric
BAHR, Cal
O’NEILL, Marion

Presentation on Victims Issues & Race

Presenter:
Artika Roller, MNCASA, Executive Director

Presentation on Policing Issues & Race

Presenter:
Dr. Tracie Keesee, Center for Policing Equity, Vice President of Law Enforcement and Social Justice Initiatives

Chair Lesch assumed the gavel at 6:35 P.M.

Presentation on Pretrial Issues & Race

Presenter:
Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Presentation on Trial Issues & Race

Presenter:
Judge Brandsford, Hennepin County District Court Judge

Presentation on Post-Conviction Issues & Race

Presenter:
Robert Stewart, MN Justice Research Center, Research Director

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 P.M.






Representative John Lesch, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Joint informational hearing of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committees: Race and the Law: How We Can Improve Equity in the Criminal Justice System.
Hearing will run from 5 pm-7 pm, followed by a reception.

Location: Mitchell Hamline School of Law Auditorium, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul

Agenda:
1. Call to Order
2. Victims Issues & Race: Artika Roller, MNCASA, Executive Director
3. Policing Issues & Race: Dr. Tracie Keesee, Center for Policing Equity, Vice President of Law Enforcement and Social Justice Initiatives
4. Questions and Conversation
5. Pretrial & Trial Issues & Race: Perry L. Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School & Judge Tanya Bransford, Hennepin County District Court
6. Post-Conviction Issues & Race: Rob Stewart, Minnesota Justice Research Center, Executive Director
7. Questions and Conversation
8. Adjournment

*this hearing will be available to live-stream: https://mitchellhamline.zoom.us/j/184646750

*No public comment or testimony will be taken.
*Reception with light food and refreshments to follow.

*Recommended readings linked below and attached.
https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2015/06/minnesotas-other-prison-problem-race/
http://historyapolis.com/blog/2015/11/20/a-demand-for-justice-and-law-enforcement-a-history-of-police-and-the-near-north-side/
http://www.startribune.com/racial-disparities-in-twin-cities-arrests-are-widespread/387482811/

*Presenter materials will be attached as received


**Please note, this is a joint informational hearing with members of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division and Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee. No official committee action will take place.**

For questions related to this hearing, please contact Committee Administrator, Rachel Ganani: Rachel.Ganani@house.mn