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Public Safety Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Friday, March 10, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 10:30 AM on March 10, 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

Members Excused
GROSSELL, Matt
WITTE, Jeff

A quorum was present.

Representative Curran moved that the minutes from March 9, 2023, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections gave a budget presentation.

The Minnesota Office of the Ombuds for Corrections gave a budget presentation.

HF 1816 (Wolgamott) The Redemption Project funding provided to assist inmates to transition from incarceration to the community, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 1816.

Chair Moller moved the H1816A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wolgamott presented HF 1816, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 1816, as amended.
• Tim Owens, Co-Founder, The Redemption Project
• Tom Pippitt, Operations Director, The Redemption Project
• Rick Keller

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 1816, as amended. The bill was laid over.

HF 505 (Noor) Incarcerated individual instruction for employment after incarceration and work release funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 505.
Chair Moller moved the H1816DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Noor presented HF 505, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 505, as amended:
• Safia Khan, Chief of Staff, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 505, as amended. The bill was laid over.

HF 1134 (Lee, F) Commissioner of management and budget required to submit evaluations of capital improvement project requests relating to jails to the legislature, study and report of county jails required by commissioner of corrections.

Chair Moller moved that HF 1134 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Chair Moller moved the H1134DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lee, F presented HF 1134, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 1134, as amended:
• None

Chair Moller renewed the motion that HF 1134, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2167 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) Supportive arts for incarcerated persons and persons on supervised release provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 2167.

Chair Moller moved the H2167DE1 amendment.

Rep. Hudson moved the H2167A2 amendment, to the H2167DE1 amendment.

Rep. Hudson withdrew the H2167A2 amendment, to the H2167DE1 amendment.

Rep. Novotny moved the H2167A3 amendment, to the H2167DE1 amendment.

Rep. Novotny requested a roll call vote on the H2167A3 amendment, to the H2167DE1 amendment.

The clerk noted the roll:

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

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

There being 4 ayes, and 9 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Moller renewed the motion for the H2167DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hemmingsen-Jaeger presented HF 2167, as amended.

Testifiers on HF 2167, as amended:
• Antonio Espinosa, Founder, Art from the Inside

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 2167, as amended. The bill was laid over.

HF 2282 (Finke) Department of Corrections' work release program expansion funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Moller moved to lay over HF 2282.

Rep. Finke presented HF 2282.

Testifiers on HF 2282:
• Terelle Shaw, formerly incarcerated individual
• David Boehnke, Member, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC)
• Ta’Mara Hill, Lobbyist, Center for Victims of Torture

Chair Moller renewed the motion to lay over HF 2282. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 PM.




Representative Kelly Moller, Chair




Farhin Sayeed, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1816 (Wolgamott) - The Redemption Project funding provided to assist inmates to transition from incarceration to the community, and money appropriated.
  • HF0505 (Noor) - Incarcerated individual instruction for employment after incarceration and work release funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1134 (Lee) - Commissioner of management and budget required to submit evaluations of capital improvement project requests relating to jails to the legislature, and study and report of county jails required by commissioner of corrections.
  • HF2167 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) - Supportive arts for incarcerated persons and persons on supervised release provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2282 (Finke) - Department of Corrections' work release program expansion funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

(No audio for the first 2:36 because the audio was not turned on in the hearing room).
02:36 - Department of Corrections budget overview.
1:04:16 - Office of the Ombuds for Corrections budget overview.
1:14:49 - HF1816 (Wolgamott) The Redemption Project funding provided to assist inmates to transition from incarceration to the community, and money appropriated.
1:29:08 - HF505 (Noor) Incarcerated individual instruction for employment after incarceration and work release funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:37:19 - HF1134 (Lee, F.) Commissioner of Management and Budget required to submit evaluations of capital improvement project requests relating to jails to the legislature, study and report of county jails required by Commissioner of Corrections.
1:44:39 - HF2167 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) Supportive arts for incarcerated persons and persons on supervised release provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
2;07:53 - HF2282 (Finke) Department of Corrections' work release program expansion funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 27 minutes.


Department of Corrections Budget Overview Presentation

Office of the Ombuds for Corrections Budget Overview Presentation

HF 1816 (Wolgamott) The Redemption Project funding provided to assist inmates to transition from incarceration to the community, and money appropriated.

HF 505 (Noor) Incarcerated individual instruction for employment after incarceration and work release funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF 1134 (Lee, F) Commissioner of management and budget required to submit evaluations of capital improvement project requests relating to jails to the legislature, study and report of county jails required by commissioner of corrections.

HF 2167 (Hemmingsen-Jaeger) Supportive arts for incarcerated persons and persons on supervised release provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF 2282 (Finke) Department of Corrections' work release program expansion funding provided, and money appropriated.

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