STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
JUDICIARY FINANCE AND CIVIL LAW MINUTES
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair of the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on March 26, 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.
Becker-Finn, Jamie, Chair
Moller, Kelly, Vice Chair
Scott, Peggy, Republican Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Vang moved that the minutes of March 25, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Becker-Finn moved that HF 1691 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Representative Hornstein presented HF 1691, a bill for an act relating to public safety; expanding the reporting of crimes motivated by bias; amending the crimes of assault, property damage, and harassment motivated by bias; requiring the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training to update training in recognizing, responding to, and reporting crimes of bias; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 363A.06, subdivision 1; 609.2231, subdivision 4; 609.2233; 609.595, subdivisions 1a, 2; 609.749, subdivision 3; 626.5531, subdivision 1; 626.8451, subdivision 1; 626.8469, subdivision 1.
Testifying on HF 1691:
• Nick Kor, Senior Manager of Movement Building, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
• Zaynab Abdi, Civil Engagement Coordinator, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
• Carin Mrotz, Executive Director, Jewish Community Action
• Kelly McCarthy, Chair, Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
Chair Becker-Finn renewed the motion that HF 1691 be recommended to be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1691.
There being 11 ayes, 5 nays and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Hollins moved that HF 1761 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.
Representative Hollins presented HF 1761, a bill for an act relating to courts; prohibiting revocation of probation for certain violations unless the person poses a risk to public safety; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 244.195, subdivision 2; 401.025, subdivision 1; 609.14, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.
Testifying on HF 1761:
• Catherine Johnson, Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act Counties
• Will Cooley, Member, Decarcerate MN Coalition
• Midge Christianson, Director, 6W Community Corrections
Representative Hollins renewed the motion that HF 1761 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.
Chair Becker-Finn requested a roll call on HF 1761.
There being 15 ayes, no nays, 1 abstention and 1 excusal, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 AM.
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn, Chair
Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant