STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
Representative Mariani, Chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 12:50 P.M. on February 20th, 2019, in room 120 of the State Capitol Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MARIANI, Carlos, (Chair)
EDELSON, Heather (Vice-Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
Representative Howard moved that the minutes for the February 14th, 2019 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 1263 (Neu) Recreational vehicle DWI laws further conformed to general DWI laws, and technical corrections made.
Representative Neu presented HF1263.
Testifiers in support of HF1263
Rodmen Smith, MN Department of Natural Resources.
Representative Nash moved to amend HF1263 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED
Chair Mariani laid over HF1263 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus bill.
HF 50 (Hornstein) Cell phone use while a motor vehicle is in motion prohibited, with hands-free mode exception.
Representative Hornstein presented HF50
Testifiers in support HF50:
John Harrington, Commissioner of the MN Department of Public Safety.
John Hausladen, President of the MN Trucking Association.
Testifiers opposing HF50:
Representative Dehn made an oral amendment to insert “of” on line 1.3 on the A6 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
Representative Dehn moved to divide the A6 amendment by making lines 1.1-1.3 the first part and lines 1.4-1.8 the second part. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Dehn moved that the first part of the A6 Amendment, as amended, be approved.
Representative Lucero requested a roll call vote, as amended, on the first part of the A6 Amendment.
With 10 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Nash moved to amend HF50, as amended, with Part 2 of the A6 Amendment.
Representative Nash requested a roll call for Part 2 of the A6 Amendment, as amended.
With 7 AYES, 10 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Representative Dehn moved to amend HF50, as amended, with the A5 amendment.
Representative Johnson requested a roll call vote for the A5 Amendment, as amended.
With 10 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting recessed at 2:18 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 5:41 P.M. in room 10 at the State Office Building.
Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF50, as amended, to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
HF 1149 (Christensen) Conservation officers authority under DWI law expanded.
Representative Christensen presented HF1149
Testifiers in support of HF1149:
Rodmen Smith, Director of Enforcement at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Mike Asleson, Member of the DWI Task Force.
Chair Marini laid over HF1149 for possible inclusion in an Omnibus bill.
HF 1375 (Considine) Driving while distracted or without a valid license and causing bodily harm or death increased penalties established.
Representative Considine presented HF1375
Testifiers in support of HF1375:
Dave Pinto, State Representative.
Representative Considine moved to re-refer HF1375 to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting adjourned at 6:59 P.M.
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair
Committee Legislative Assistant