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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division

FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 06, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division meeting to order at 12:47 P.M. on April 6th, 2020. The meeting was broadcasted via Zoom and House Public Information Services. 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 Considine moved to approve the minutes for the March 12th, 2020 meeting.

Chair Mariani Requested a roll call.

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

EXCUSED:
LESCH, John

WITH 16 AYES, AND 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Informational Hearing on HF XXX (Mariani) Omnibus Intermediate Emergency COVID Response Bill.

Presentation by Survivor Advocates on COVID Effects on Survivor Advocates

Presenting the overview:
Artika Roller, MNCASA
Liz Richards, Violence Free Minnesota

Presentation by Local Law Enforcement on COVID Effects on Local Law Enforcement

Presenting the overview:
Jeff Potts, Chief for the MN Chiefs of Police Association
Tim Leslie, Sherriff Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association
Brian Peters, MN Police and Peace Officer Association

Presentation by the Corrections Ombudsman on COVID Effects on the Department of Corrections

Presenting the overview:
Mark Haase, Corrections Ombudsman

Testifiers in regards to the Corrections Ombudsman on COVID Effects on the Department of Corrections:
Jasmine Carey, MN Council of African Heritage
Midge Christensen
Rob Doar



The meeting adjourned at 3:54 P.M.




Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair




Jason Chavez
Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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• This meeting was held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •..
Agenda: COVID-19 response legislation.
Informational hearing: (Mariani) Omnibus Intermediate Emergency COVID-19 Response bill.
19:47 - Presentation offered by survivor advocates on COVID-19 effects on survivor advocates.
1:26:32 - Presentation offered by local law enforcement on COVID-19 effects on local law enforcement.
2:02:55 - Presentation offered by the Corrections Ombudsman on COVID-19 effects on the Department of Corrections.
Runs 3 hours, 5 minutes.

• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


Informational Hearing on HF XXX (Mariani) Omnibus Intermediate Emergency COVID Response Bill
• Presentation offered by Survivor Advocates on COVID Effects on Survivor Advocates
• Presentation offered by Local Law Enforcement on COVID Effects on Local Law Enforcement
• Presentation offered by the Corrections Ombudsman on COVID Effects on the Department of Corrections

Public Testimony Information:
• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01m which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Jamael.Lundy@house.mn.
• If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.

Public Viewing Information:
• Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
• Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
• YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt. If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or have feedback you would like to share, please email committee staff at Jamael.Lundy@house.mn. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least 1 hour before the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.