1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1, the delete everything amendment (A20-0819),
1.2as follows:
1.3Page 22, after line 21, insert:

1.5    Subdivision 1. Purpose; finding of facts and time line of public responses. (a) The
1.6legislature and governor of the state of Minnesota recognize that the civil unrest that occurred
1.7in Minnesota in May and June of 2020 raises questions about the nature of orders given,
1.8responses made, and actions taken by civil authorities. The Minnesota public lacks a
1.9comprehensive and accurate timeline of events and the role played in those events by local
1.10authorities, state military and police, appointed and elected officials, and all other responsible
1.11parties whose duties commanded the public response to the unprecedented events that
1.12tragically unfolded.
1.13(b) Civil authorities remain actively engaged at this moment in time to perform ongoing
1.14duties and manage the ongoing public interests in responding to unrest, and to help affected
1.16(c) However, the creation of an accurate timeline of civic responses is a crucial task that
1.17must be completed to provide confidence to the Minnesota public regarding the capacity
1.18of civil government in the current and future responses. Further, an investigation into
1.19decisions and actions cannot be undertaken by persons currently in state or local government,
1.20whose ongoing duties and past responsibilities render the persons too involved for
1.21dispassionate analysis.
1.22(d) Therefore, a Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission is established to examine and
1.23create a public record of all actions, choices, orders, and responses by all local governments,
2.1police and military authorities, and elected officials who were crucial to the government's
2.2response to the civil unrest that unfolded in May and June 2020.
2.3    Subd. 2. Duties of commission. The commission must take public and private testimony,
2.4hold public meetings, construct a timeline of official responses and actions, and issue a
2.5public report with an accurate and dispassionate analysis of the responses of Minnesota
2.6appointed and elected officials.
2.7    Subd. 3. Cooperation. The commission must be given access to all records and
2.8documents held by any government entity that are in any way associated with the civil unrest
2.9of May and June 2020. Within legal and constitutional rights, all elected and appointed
2.10officials must cooperate with requests made by the commission.
2.11    Subd. 4. Data. All materials and information held by or created by the commission must
2.12be made public upon completion of the report required under this act.
2.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2020.

2.15(a) The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court must appoint a panel of ten neutral
2.16persons to constitute the Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission. Appointees must: (1) have
2.17no current involvement with any political party; (2) have played no role in the events of
2.18May and June 2020; and (3) have the highest personal probity and ability to command public
2.19confidence. Members must be chosen for expertise in management of public crises and
2.20knowledge of government responses to civil unrest.
2.21(b) The commission must be established by August 15, 2020. The chief justice must
2.22designate one member of the panel to serve as chair.
2.23(c) The chief justice must determine the pay and expenses received by the panel. A
2.24member's total pay, not including expenses, must not exceed $1,000.
2.25(d) The Office of the Legislative Auditor is appropriated on an open and standing basis
2.26an amount of funds that are, in the determination of the chair of the commission, necessary
2.27to meet the panel's expenses to conduct duties under this act.
2.28(e) The commission may issue subpoenas, take testimony under oath, and hire outside
2.29investigators and counsel.
2.30(f) The legislative auditor must act as fiscal agent for the commission and must provide
2.31administrative support to the commission.
2.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2020.

3.1    Sec. .... DUTIES AND REPORT.
3.2(a) The Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission must:
3.3(1) conduct and record interviews of all elected and appointed officials who played a
3.4role in the response to civil unrest as it occurred in May and June 2020;
3.5(2) establish a timeline of decisions taken and choices made by elected officials;
3.6(3) conduct a review of the responses of police, national guard, and other responders;
3.7(4) create a timeline of events, with a detailed explanation of the choices made by public
3.8officials; and
3.9(5) issue a report no later than December 15, 2020, with the commission's findings.
3.10(b) The commission may:
3.11(1) determine, if possible, whether actions taken were consistent with the duties of elected
3.12and appointed officials; and
3.13(2) suggest best practices that should be considered for future responses in the event of
3.14civil unrest.
3.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2020.

3.16    Sec. .... APPROPRIATION.
3.17$250,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the Minnesota
3.18Supreme Court on a onetime basis for costs associated with the Civil Unrest Investigatory
3.20Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
3.21Amend the title accordingly