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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 11, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 1:33 P.M. on February 11th, 2020, in room 120 of the State Capitol Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
MARIANI, Carlos, (Chair)
EDELSON, Heather (Vice-Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MOLLER, Kelly
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Members excused:
HOWARD, Michael
NASH, Jim

Representative Considine moved to approve the minutes for the January 29th, 2019 Joint Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform & Corrections Division meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson moved to approve the minutes for the January 29th, 2019 Joint Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform & Judiciary and Civil Law Division meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Informational presentation on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission Report to the Legislature.

Presenting the overview:
Nate Reitz, Executive Director of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Kelly Mitchell, Chair of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

HF 3156 (Mariani) Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Mariani presented HF3156.

Testifiers in regards to HF3156:
Nate Reitz, Executive Director of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Kelly Mitchell, Chair of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Chair Mariani laid HF3156 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.

Representative Long presented HF689

Representative Long moved to amend HF689 with the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani laid over HF689, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Edelson assumed the gavel at 3:06 P.M.

HF3157 (Mariani) Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Chair Mariani presented HF3157.

Chair Mariani assumed the gavel at 3:28 P.M.



The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P.M.



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
  • HF2858 (Mariani) - Sentencing Guidelines Commission provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF3156 (Mariani) - COVID-19; correctional facility daily population data published on website; occupancy limits of correctional facility cells modified; storage, uniform consent form, and website database for sexual assault examination kits provided; motor vehicle charges and conviction data report provided; early conditional release provided for certain inmates during public health emergency; public safety specialists testing provided; task force established on sentencing for aiding and abetting felony murder; and reports required.
  • HF3157 (Mariani) - Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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Opening comments by the Chair.
19:08 - Presentation on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission Report.
42:07 - HF3156 (Mariani) Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:04:55 - HF689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
1:29:32 - HF3157 (Mariani) Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to Article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.


Minnesota Sentencing Guideline Commission Day

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Presentation on the 2020 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission Report to the Legislature

HF 3156 (Mariani) Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.

HF 3157 (Mariani) Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Sentencing Guidelines provided by adding a section to article XIII of the Minnesota Constitution, and constitutional amendment proposed.