STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES
Representative Mariani, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:01 PM on February 23rd, 2021 pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
FRAZIER, Cedrick (Vice Chair)
JOHNSON, Brian (Minority Lead)
A quorum was present.
Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes of February 19th, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Long moved that HF 1152, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Long presented HF 1152, as amended, a bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing the Clean Slate Act; providing for an automatic expungement process for certain offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 609A.01; 609A.02, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 609A.025; 609A.03, subdivisions 5, 7a, 9; 611A.03, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609A.
Testifying on HF 1152:
• John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
• Molly Hicken, Cook County Attorney
• Michael Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
• Jonathan Weinhagen, President and CEO of Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
• Josh Esmay, Attorney, Legal Rights Center
• Jason Flohrs, State Director, American for Prosperity
• Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation
• Jorge Saavedra, Ramsey County Attorney
Chair Mariani moved that HF 1152 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.
Chair Mariani moved that HF 9 be referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Chair Mariani moved the H0009A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Greenman and Representative Frazier presented HF 9, as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; requiring voting instructions, sample ballots, and election judges to be multilingual in certain situations; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 5.30, subdivision 2; 8.31, subdivision 1; 10A.01, subdivisions 11, 16a, by adding subdivisions; 10A.02, subdivision 13; 10A.15, subdivision 1; 10A.20, subdivision 3; 10A.25, by adding subdivisions; 10A.257, subdivision 1; 10A.31, subdivision 4; 10A.322, subdivision 1; 10A.323; 10A.34, subdivision 4; 13.607, by adding a subdivision; 135A.17, subdivision 2; 201.014, by adding a subdivision; 201.022, subdivision 1; 201.054, subdivisions 1, 2; 201.061, subdivisions 1, 3, by adding subdivisions; 201.071, subdivision 1; 201.091, subdivision 4; 201.161; 201.162; 203B.001; 203B.01, by adding a subdivision; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.04, subdivision 5; 203B.05, subdivision 1; 203B.06, subdivisions 1, 3; 203B.07, subdivision 3; 203B.08, subdivisions 1, 3; 203B.12, subdivision 7; 203B.121, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 204B.28, subdivision 2; 204C.10; 204C.15, subdivision 1; 206.82, subdivision 1; 206.83; 211B.04, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 211B.32, subdivision 1; 289A.37, subdivision 2; 289A.50, subdivision 1; 290.01, subdivision 6; 609.165, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 2; 10A; 201; 203B; 204B; 211B; 243; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 10B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 10A.31, subdivisions 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 7, 7a, 7b, 10, 11; 10A.315; 10A.321; 10A.322, subdivision 4; 10A.324, subdivisions 1, 3; 13.4967, subdivision 2; 203B.081, subdivision 3; 290.06, subdivision 23.
Testifying on HF 9:
• Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
• Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
• Demetria A. Carter, Representative, Barber Shops & Black Congregation Cooperative (BBCC)
• Jessica Chase, Impacted Individual
• Natalie Pollard, Impacted Individual
Chair Mariani renewed his motion that HF 9, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Chair Mariani requested a roll call on HF 9:
There being 11 ayes, 7 nays, and 1 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting adjourned at 2:40 PM.
Representative Mariani, Chair
Katelynn Ogunfolami, Committee Legislative Assistant