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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 18, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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 18th, 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
NASH, Jim
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Members excused:
HOWARD, Michael

Representative Christensen moved to amend the minutes to add “THE MOTION PREVAILED.” after ‘Representative Long moved to re-refer HF689, as amended, to the Committee of Ways and Means.” for the February 13th, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Christensen moved to approve the minutes for the February 13th, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated.

Representative Gomez Presented on HF734.

Chair Mariani moved to adopt the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF734, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2586 (Gomez) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.

Representative Gomez Presented on HF2586.

Chair Mariani moved to adopt the DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF2586, as amended, to the General Register.

Representative Johnson requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MOLLER, Kelly
PINTO, Dave

NAYS:
JOHNSON, Brian
LUCERO, Eric
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
POSTON, John
NOVOTNY, Paul

EXCUSED:
EDELSON, Heather
HOWARD, Michael

WITH 8 AYES, 7 NAYS, AND 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF2586, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.


HF 3218 (Moller) Short Description: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation of peace officers accused of sexual assault required.

Representative Moller Presented on HF3218.

Testifiers in regards to HF3218:
Elisabeth Samson Lee

Representative Moller moved to adopt the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani moved to re-refer HF3218, as amended, to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dehn requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
MARIANI, Carlos
EDELSON, Heather
JOHNSON, Brian
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
LESCH, John
LONG, Jamie
MILLER, Tim
MOLLER, Kelly
NASH, Jim
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

EXCUSED:
HOWARD, Michael
LUCERO, Eric

WITH 15 AYES AND 2 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF3218, AS AMENDED, WAS RE-REFFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS.

HF 3070 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, and prostitution patron penalties increased.

Representative Pinto Presented on HF3070.

Testifiers in regards to HF3070:
Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney.
Ole Tvedten, Chief of the Criminal Division for Stearns County.

Chair Mariani laid HF3070 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 464 (O'Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the domestic abuse transformation program account for funding domestic abuse transformation programs.

Representative O’Neill Presented on HF464.

Testifiers in regards to HF464:
Katie Kramer, Policy Director for Violence Free Minnesota.
Amirthini Keefe, Director of Client Services at the Domestic Abuse Project.
Brittany Wojowicz, Assistant Director of the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA).

Representative O’Neill moved to adopt the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani laid HF464 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 2983 (O’Neill) Unrestricted sexual assault examination kit; samples required to be tested, retention and storage requirements established, design and publication of a uniform consent form required, searchable database to track the status of testing created, additional lab scientists and software upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Neill Presented on HF2983

Testifiers in regards to HF2983:
Lindsay J. Brice, Law and Policy Director at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Jude Foster, Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program Coordinator at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Drew Evans, Superintendent at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Vice-Chair Edelson assumed the gavel at 2:16 P.M.

Representative O’Neill moved to adopt the A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Edelson laid HF2983 over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 2:31 P.M.



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF464 (O'Neill) - Domestic abuse transformation program account established to fund domestic abuse transformation programs, and money appropriated.
  • HF734 (Gomez) - Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated.
  • HF2586 (Gomez) - U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.
  • HF3070 (Pinto) - Human trafficking offense penalties increased, and prostitution patron penalties increased.
  • HF2983 (O'Neill) - Unrestricted sexual assault examination kit; samples required to be tested, retention and storage requirements established, design and publication of a uniform consent form required, searchable database to track the status of testing created, additional lab scientists and software upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3218 (Moller) - Peace officers accused of sexual assault required to be investigated by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • HF2367 (Dehn) - Certifying entities required to timely process visa certification documents.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:38 - HF734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated.
05:23 - HF2586 (Gomez) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.
10:56 - HF3218 (Moller) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation of peace officers accused of sexual assault required.
26:40 - HF3070 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, and prostitution patron penalties increased.
59:53 - HF464 (O'Neill) Domestic abuse transformation program account established to fund domestic abuse transformation programs, and money appropriated.
1:18:00 - HF2983 (O'Neill) Unrestricted sexual assault examination kit; samples required to be tested, retention and storage requirements established, design and publication of a uniform consent form required, searchable database to track the status of testing created, additional lab scientists and software upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Survivor Advocacy Day

HF 3218 (Moller) Short Description: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation of peace officers accused of sexual assault required.

HF 3070 (Pinto) Human trafficking offense penalties increased, and prostitution patron penalties increased

HF 464 (O'Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the domestic abuse transformation program account for funding domestic abuse transformation programs

HF 2983 (O’Neill) Unrestricted sexual assault examination kit; samples required to be tested, retention and storage requirements established, design and publication of a uniform consent form required, searchable database to track the status of testing created, additional lab scientists and software upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.



Last Year Bills
*HF 734 (Gomez) Sex offense statute of limitations eliminated
*HF 2586 (Gomez) U-Visa certification documents timely process required by certifying entities.
*HF 2367 (Dehn) Certifying entities required to timely process visa certification documents.

Notes:
*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 may be added to the agenda