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Public Safety Finance and Policy

TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH 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 6:00 PM on March 22, 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
WITTE, Jeff

Members Excused
GROSSELL, Matt
TABKE, Brad

A quorum was present.

Representative Feist moved that the minutes from March 21, 2023, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2956 (Frazier) Sentencing Guidelines Commission membership expanded, and staggered terms for members provided.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 2956.

Rep. Frazier presented HF 2956.

Testifiers on HF 2956:
• Perry Moriearty, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Rep. Novotny moved the H2956A1 amendment.

Representative Novotny requested roll call vote on the H2956A1 amendment.

The clerk noted the roll:

AYES
Rep. Novotny
Rep. Engen
Rep. Hudson
Rep. Mueller
Rep. Witte

NAYS
Chair Moller
Rep. Feist
Rep. Becker-Finn
Rep. Curran
Rep. Frazier
Rep. Hollins
Rep. Huot

There being 5 ayes, and 7 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 2956. The bill was laid over.

HF 2625 (Frazier) Grant funding provided to reduce crime and violence in African American communities, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 2625.

Rep. Frazier moved the H2625A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Frazier presented HF 2625, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 2625, as amended:
• Alisa Clemons, President and CEO, A Mother’s Love Initiative
• Mikki Frost, Founder, 8218 Truce Center
• Jerry McAfee, Pastor, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 2626, as amended. The bill was laid over.

Rep. Feist assumed the gavel.

HF 2609 (Moller) Regulation of machine guns modified.

Rep. Feist moved to lay over HF 2609.

Chair Moller presented HF 2609.

Testifiers on HF 2609:
• Drew Evans, Superintendent, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. Feist renewed the motion to lay over HF 2609. The bill was laid over.

Chair Moller re-assumed the gavel.

The Minnesota Board of Private Detectives gave a budget presentation.

Presenters:
• Kate White, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Private Detectives
• Rick Hodsdon, Chair, Minnesota Board of Private Detectives

Rep. Feist assumed the gavel.

HF 2510 (Moller) Private detectives; license requirements modified.

Rep. Feist moved to lay over HF 2510.

Chair Moller moved the H2510A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Moller presented HF 2510, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 2510, as amended:
• Rick Hodson, Chair, Private Detective & Protective Agent Services Board

Rep. Feist renewed the motion to lay over HF 2510, as amended. The bill was laid over.

Chair Moller re-assumed the gavel.
HF 2295 (Pinto) Grant for study and report on pretrial release practices established, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 2295.

Rep. Pinto moved the H2295A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Pinto presented HF 2295, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 2295, as amended:
• Justin Terrell, Executive Director, Minnesota Justice Research Center

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 2295, as amended. The bill was laid over.

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission gave a budget presentation.

Presenters:
• Nate Reitz, Executive Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
• Kelly Lyn Mitchell, Chair, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 PM.




Representative Kelly Moller, Chair




Farhin Sayeed, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2510 (Moller) - Private detectives; license requirements modified.
  • HF2956 (Frazier) - Sentencing Guidelines Commission membership expanded, and staggered terms for members provided.
  • HF2295 (Pinto) - Grant for study and report on pretrial release practices established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2609 (Moller) - Regulation of machine guns modified.
  • HF2625 (Frazier) - Grant funding provided to reduce crime and violence in African American communities, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:58 - HF2956 (Frazier) Sentencing Guidelines Commission membership expanded, and staggered terms for members provided.
21:50 - HF2625 (Frazier) Grant funding provided to reduce crime and violence in African American communities, and money appropriated.
45:12 - HF2609 (Moller) Regulation of machine guns modified.
55:11 - Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services budget presentation.
1:05:48 - HF2510 (Moller) Private detectives; license requirements modified.
1:13:13 - HF2295 (Pinto) Grant for study and report on pretrial release practices established, and money appropriated.
1:35:40 - Sentencing Guidelines Commission budget presentation.
Runs 1 hour, 59 minutes.


Board of Private Detectives Board Budget Presentation

HF 2510 (Moller) Private detectives; license requirements modified.

MN Sentencing Guidelines Commission Budget Presentation

HF 2956 (Frazier) Sentencing Guidelines Commission membership expanded, and staggered terms for members provided.

HF 2295 (Pinto) Grant for study and report on pretrial release practices established, and money appropriated.

HF 2609 (Moller) Regulation of machine guns modified.

HF 2625 (Frazier) Grant funding provided to reduce crime and violence in African American communities, and money appropriated.

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