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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 13, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 12:48 P.M. on February 13th, 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
HOWARD, Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
MOLLER, Kelly
NASH, Jim
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes for the April 4th, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes for the May 13th, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson moved to approve the minutes for the February 11th, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF571 (Mariani) – Misdemeanor certification clarified.

Chair Mariani presented on HF571.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF571 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2013 (Dehn) Marijuana offenses thresholds adjusted, and penalties provided.

Representative Dehn presented on HF2013.

Representative Dehn moved to amend HF2013 with the DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dehn moved to re-refer HF2013, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 301 (Stephenson) - A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending certain burglary.

Representative Mariani moved to amend HF301 with the DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani moved to re-refer HF301, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call.

AYES:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD. Michael
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

NAYS:
JOHNSON, Brian
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
NOVOTNY, Paul
POSTON, John

ABSENT:
O’NEILL, Marion

WITH 10 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

Chair Mariani took HF689 off the table.

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

Representative Long presented on HF689.

Representative Long moved to reconsider the adoption of the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Long moved the DE1 Amendment.

Representative Long moved the A4 Amendment to the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Long moved to adopt the DE1 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long Moved to amend HF689, as amended, with the A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved to re-refer HF689, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3003 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation in certain existing high-rise buildings required.

Testifiers in regards to HF3003:
Tom Brace, National Sprinklers Association and former State Fire Marshal
Jim Smith, State Fire Marshal
George Sherman, Owner of the Cedar Riverside Plaza
Kyle Berndt, Director of Public Policy at the Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Trinidad Uribe III, Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 417


Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF3003 to the committee on Housing Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1782 (Youakim) Firefighters with cancer or heart disease program to provide payments, counseling, and training established; and money appropriated.

Representative Youakim presented on HF1782.

Testifiers in regards HF1782:
George Esbensen, President of the Minnesota Fire Initiative.
Steve Shapira, St. Paul Fire Captain
Chris Parson, President of the MN Professional Firefighters

Chair Mariani laid HF1782 over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1273 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Johnson moved to amend HF1273 with the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Marquart presented HF1273.

Testifiers in regards to HF1273:
Garry Johanson, President of the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers.

Chair Mariani laid HF1273 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 2901 (Baker) Minnesota Recovers Task Force temporary subcommittee established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker presented on HF2901.

Testifiers in regards to HF2901:
Ruth Talford, Secretary of Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
Nancy Fasching, Vice-President of Southwest Initiative Foundation.

Representative O’Neill moved to adopt the A20-0604 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani laid HF2901 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:51 P.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1782 (Youakim) - Firefighter program established to provide payments to those with cancer or heart disease, and for firefighter counseling and training; and money appropriated.
  • HF1273 (Marquart) - Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3003 (Noor) - Automatic sprinkler system installation in certain existing high-rise buildings required.
  • HF571 (Mariani) - Misdemeanor certification clarified.
  • HF2013 (Dehn) - Marijuana offenses thresholds adjusted, and penalties provided.
  • HF301 (Stephenson) - Burglary crimes following trespass notice amended.
  • HF2901 (Baker) - Minnesota Recovers Task Force temporary subcommittee established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.

Emergency Responders Day

HF 1782 (Youakim) Firefighters with cancer or heart disease program to provide payments, counseling, and training established; and money appropriated.

HF 1273 (Marquart) Emergency management readiness grants for local planning and preparedness efforts funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

HF 3003 (Noor) Automatic sprinkler system installation in certain existing high-rise buildings required.

HF 2901 (Baker) Minnesota Recovers Task Force temporary subcommittee established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Last Year Bills
*HF 571 (Mariani) - Misdemeanor certification clarified.
*HF 2013 (Dehn) Marijuana offenses thresholds adjusted, and penalties provided.
*HF 301 (Stephenson) - A bill for an act relating to public safety; amending certain burglary crimes following a trespass notice.
*HF 1237 (Winkler) State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons, and state and counties prohibited from contracting with private prisons.

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

Note:
*Bills that have been heard last year. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on these bills. Technical amendments will be provided for these bills to update certain dates.

**Bills that have been heard last hearing. Testimony was taken at that time. No testimony will be taken during this hearing on this bill. An amendment discussed last hearing will be provided for this bill.