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Public Safety Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Thursday, March 9, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-THIRD SESSION


PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES


Representative Kelly Moller, Chair of the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:31 AM on March 9, 2023, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
MOLLER, Kelly, Chair
FEIST, Sandra, Vice Chair
NOVOTNY, Paul, GOP Lead
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
CURRAN, Brion
ENGEN, Elliot
FRAZIER, Cedrick
HOLLINS, Athena
HUDSON, Walter
HUOT, John
MUELLER, Patricia
PINTO, Dave
TABKE, Brad
WITTE, Jeff

Members Excused
GROSSELL, Matt

A quorum was present.

Representative Frazier moved that the minutes from March 7, 2023, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 635 (Greenman) Election official intimidation prohibited, interference with performance of duty of election administration by election official prohibited, tampering with or unauthorized access to types of election systems and equipment prohibited, penalties provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved that HF 635 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Rep. Greenman presented HF 635.

Testifiers on HF 635:
• None

Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 635 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1234 (Her) Peace officer disability provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved that HF 1234 be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Chair Moller moved the H1234A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Moller moved the H1234A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Her presented HF 1234, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 1234, as amended:
• Jenny Max, City Administrator, City of Nisswa
• John Swenson, Public Safety Director, City of Lino Lakes
• Reid LeBaeu II, Lobbyist, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
• Lindsey Rowland, Partner/Attorney, Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A.
• Alan Watt, Former Police Officer, City of Crystal
• Amy Strenge, Policy Coordinator, Public Employees Retirement Association

Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 1234, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1370 (Stephenson) Cause of action for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established, crime of using deep fake technology to influence an election established, and crime for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established.

Chair Moller moved that HF 1370 be placed on the General Register.

Chair Moller moved the H1370A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Stephenson presented HF 1370.

Testifiers on HF 1370, as amended:
• None

Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 1370, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2000 (Stephenson) Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved that HF 2000 be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Finance and Policy.

Chair Moller moved the H2000A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Stephenson presented HF 2000, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 2000, as amended:
• Tracie Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, Running Aces
• Pat Gibbs, National Public Policy Counsel, Sports Betting Alliance

Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 2000, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1376 (Kozlowski) Reward fund established for information on missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 1376.

Rep. Kozlowski presented HF 1376 based on the H1376A23-0059 amendment.

Testifiers on HF 1376:
• Rene Ann Goodrich, Tribal Leader, Native Lives Matter Coalition
• Phoebe Davis, Member, Indigenous Commission of Duluth, Minnesota
• Juliette Rudie, Director, Missing and Murdered Relatives Office

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 1376. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:12 PM.




Representative Kelly Moller, Chair




Farhin Sayeed, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF0635 (Greenman) - Election official intimidation prohibited, interference with performance of duty of election administration by election official prohibited, tampering with or unauthorized access to types of election systems and equipment prohibited, penalties provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1234 (Her) - Peace officer and firefighter duty disability provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1370 (Stephenson) - Cause of action for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established, crime of using deep fake technology to influence an election established, and crime for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established.
  • HF1376 (Kozlowski) - Reward fund established for information on missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, and money appropriated.
  • HF2000 (Stephenson) - Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
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00:27 - HF635 (Greenman) Election official intimidation prohibited, interference with performance of duty of election administration by election official prohibited, tampering with or unauthorized access to types of election systems and equipment prohibited, penalties provided, and money appropriated.
12:02 - HF1234 (Her) Peace officer disability provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.
55:31 - HF1370 (Stephenson) Cause of action for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established, crime of using deep fake technology to influence an election established, and crime for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established.
1:01:22 - HF2000 (Stephenson) Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:22:30 - HF1376 (Kozlowski) Reward fund established for information on missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


HF 635 (Greenman) Election official intimidation prohibited, interference with performance of duty of election administration by election official prohibited, tampering with or unauthorized access to types of election systems and equipment prohibited, penalties provided, and money appropriated.*

HF 1234 (Her) Peace officer disability provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.

HF 1370 (Stephenson) Cause of action for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established, crime of using deep fake technology to influence an election established, and crime for nonconsensual dissemination of deep fake sexual images established.

HF 1376 (Kozlowski) Reward fund established for information on missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, and money appropriated.

HF 2000 (Stephenson) Sports betting authorized and provided, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

*Discussion for HF 635 will be limited to the provisions related to new crimes for intimidation and interference.

Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. Written Testimony is encouraged and must be submitted in word or PDF form to the Committee Administrator by 10:30 AM, 3/8.

Items may be taken up in any order, items may be added or removed at the Chair’s discretion.

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