STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
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.
MARIANI, Carlos, (Chair)
EDELSON, Heather (Vice-Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
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
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
Committee Legislative Assistant