STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-THIRD SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES
Representative Kelly Moller, Chair of the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 AM on January 12, 2023, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MOLLER, Kelly, Chair
FEIST, Sandra, Vice-Chair
NOVOTNY, Paul, GOP Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Pinto moved that the Committee minutes from January 10, 2023, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 55 (Richardson) A bill relating to public safety; creating an office for missing and murdered Black women and girls; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
Chair Moller moved that HF 55 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.
Rep. Richardson presented HF 55.
Chair Moller moved the H0055A2 amendment.
Rep. Novotny moved the H0055A3 amendment, to amend the H0055A2 amendment.
Rep. Novotny requested a roll call vote on the H0055A3 amendment.
The clerk noted the role:
There being 6 ayes, and 8 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDEMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Chair Moller renewed the motion for the H0055A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Richardson presented HF 55, as amended.
HF 55 Testifiers:
• Dr. Peter Hayden, Founding Director, University of Minnesota Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity.
• Lakeisha Lee, Advocate.
• Dr. Verna Price, Author.
• Suwana Kirkland, National Vice Chair, National Association of Black Police Officers.
• Artika Roller, Executive Director, MNCASA.
• Gloria Perez, President and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.
• Davon Muhammad, Employee of Turner Point Inc. Minneapolis.
Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 55, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 42 (Feist) A bill relating to public safety; amending definitions of labor trafficking; establishing enhanced penalties for labor trafficking when the trafficking occurs over an extended period of time or when a victim dies or suffers great bodily harm; making conforming changes related to the statewide human trafficking assessment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 299A.78, subdivision 1; 299A.79, subdivision 3; 609.281, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 609.282, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 609.281, subdivision 2.
Representative Feist moved that HF 42 be referred to the General Register.
Representative Feist moved the HF0042A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Feist presented HF 42, as amended.
• Susan Crumb, Retired Senior Assistant Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
• Madeline Lohman, Associate Program Director, The Advocates for Human Rights.
• Drew Evans, Superintendent, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Representative Feist renewed the motion that HF 42, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 111 (Moller) A bill relating to public safety; establishing the crime of surreptitious intrusion that does not take place through a window or aperture; establishing the crime of surreptitious intrusion under or around a person's clothing; amending the statute of limitations for the crime of surreptitious intrusion; making technical and conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 243.166, subdivision 1b; 609.746, subdivision 1; 609A.02, subdivision 3; 628.26.
Chair Moller moved that HF 111 be referred to the General Register.
Chair Moller presented HF 111.
• Madelyn Pung, Law Student, and Victim-Survivor.
• Tim Miller, former State Representative.
Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 111 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:57 AM.
Representative Kelly Moller, Chair
Farhin Sayeed, Committee Legislative Assistant