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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 27, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

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 12:50 P.M. on February 27th, 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
NOVOTNY, Paul
O’NEILL, Marion
PINTO, Dave
POSTON, John

Members excused:
NASH, Jim
MOLLER, Kelly

Representative Christensen moved to amend the minutes for the February 19th, 2020 meeting to mark Representative Jim Nash as excused. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE AMENDED.

Representative Christensen moved to approve the minutes for the February 19th, 2020 meeting, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson moved to approve the minutes for the February 20th, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson moved to approve the minutes for the February 26th, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF 982 (Long) Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, law regarding collateral consequences and criminal offenders rehabilitation conformed with the uniform act, and money appropriated.

Representative Long presented HF982.

Representative Long moved to amend HF982 with the A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved to re-refer HF982, as amended, to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF 3816 (Long) Providing for an automatic expungement process for certain offenders.

Representative Long presented HF3816.

Testifiers in regards to HF3816:
John Choi, Ramsey County Commissioner
Josh Esmay, Legal Rights Center
Brian Fullman, Lead Organizer for ISAIAH
Justin Terrell, Executive Director for the MN Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

Representative Long moved to re-refer HF3816 to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.

Representative Long presented HF2806.

Testifiers in regards to HF2806:
Paul Schnell, Commissioner of Corrections for the MN Department of Corrections
Mark Osler, Professor at the University of St. Thomas
Gina Evans
Seth Evans

Representative Long moved to amend HF2806 with the A20 DE Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved to re-refer HF2806, as amended, to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Informational Hearing on HF40:

HF 40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.

Representative Dehn presented HF40.

HF 3603 (Moller) Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act enacted.

Representative Mariani presented HF3603.

Representative Mariani moved to re-refer HF3603 to the Judiciary and Civil Law Division without further recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:28 P.M.



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2806 (Long) - Clemency Review Commission established.
  • HF40 (Dehn) - Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.
  • HF982 (Long) - Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, law regarding collateral consequences and criminal offender rehabilitation conformed to the uniform act, and money appropriated.
  • HF3603 (Moller) - Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Orders for Protection Act enacted.
  • HF3816 (Long) - Automatic expungement process for certain offenders provided, and prosecutor-initiated expungement provided.
Documents:

Redemption Day

*HF 40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.

HF 2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made.

HF 3816 (Long) providing for an automatic expungement process for certain offenders

Last Year Bills
**HF 982 (Long) Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, law regarding collateral consequences and criminal offenders rehabilitation conformed with the uniform act, and money appropriated.

Re-Referrals without Recommendations
***HF 3603 (Moller) Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act eneacted.

Notes:
*The Committee will be giving HF 40 a brief informational hearing, as the bill is in possession of the Ways and Means Committee
**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.
*** We will be passing these bills without recommendation. The committee does not intend to hear these bills. Therefore, no testimony will be taken.