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Judiciary and Public Safety Committee
Friday, February 10, 2023
10:00 AMLivestream YouTube

Minutes

Present: Senator Ron Latz - Chair, Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten Vice Chair, Senator Jim Carlson, Senator Justin D. Eichorn, Senator Jeff R. Howe, Senator Michael E. Kreun, Senator Warren Limmer, Senator Sandra L. Pappas, Senator Judy Seeberger, Senator Bonnie S. Westlin

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Ron Latz called the meeting to order at 10:08a Recess: 11:33a Resume: 12:35p

S.F. 293: Senator Oumou Verbeten: Ban the box law expansion to include boards, commissions and other similar entities.

Testifiers: Steve Simon (Secretary of State); Charles Cox (Secretary of State’s Office)

 

A-6 – Oumou Verbeten moves, adopted by voice

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 293, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the State and Local Government and Veterans Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 61: Senator Kunesh: Fair labor standards provisions modification for agricultural and food processing workers.

Testifiers: Bernie Hesse (UFCW 1189 organizer); Jessica Grosz (Dir of Labor Standards and Apprenticeship Div, MN DLI);

 

A-4 offered by Howe – voice vote, not adopted

 

A-7 offered by Kreun – adopted by voice vote

 

Oral amendment – offered by Kreun, adopted by voice vote - 

  • Page 3, line 9, after the period insert “Damages awarded under this subdivision shall be reduced by the amount of any fine paid to the employee under subdivision 6.”
  • Page 3, line 14, before the period insert “except the amount payable to the employee shall be reduced by any damages awarded under subdivision 5”
  • Page 5, line 17 after the period insert “Damages awarded under this subdivision shall be reduced by the amount of any fine paid to the employee under subdivision 4.”
  • Page 5, line 21 before the period, insert “except the amount payable to the employee shall be reduced by any damages awarded under subdivision 3”

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 61, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Finance Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 667: Senator Kunesh: Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act modifications.

Testifiers: Kevin Dupuis; Patrice Kunesh (Native American Rights Fund); Rebecca McConkey-Greene (Judge, Leech Lake Tribal Court); Jody Alholinna (Staff Attorney, MN Guardian ad Litem Board); Andrew Bui (veteran) – against; James Nguyen (American Indian Parental Advisory Committee)

 

A-2 – moved by Oumou Verbeten, adopted by voice vote

 

Oral Amendments:             

Page 9, line 16; delete “Zoom” and insert “video conference” – Kreun moves, adopted by voice 

             

Page 15, line 17; delete “certificate” insert “finding”; line 19 delete “certify” and insert “find” – Seeberger moves, adopted by voice

             

Page 26, line 17, 26, 30, delete “shall” insert “is requested to” line 17, after “services” insert “shall” – Limmer moves; adopted by voice

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 667, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Finance Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 63: Senator Maye Quade: Gender-affirming health care out-of-state law interference provision modifications.

Testifiers: Sen Scott Dibble; Rep Alicia Gomez; Kat Rohn (OutFront MN); Christa Moseng; Christy Hall (Gender Justice); Hannah, Hildie Edwards; Kelsey Waits; Alex Hagen; Ly Baumgardt (Co-Founder TIGERRS); Ryan Fouts (Exec Dir RECLAIM); Dr Angela Kade Goepferd (Gender Health Program Medical Dir and Chief Ed Officer, Children’s Minnesota); Rebecca Delahunt (Acting Dir of Public Policy, MN Family Council); Bob Roby (MN Mediation Services LLC)

 

A-5 – Oumou Verbeten moved, adopted by voice vote

 


Be laid over.

S.F. 148: Senator Maye Quade: Notary publics authorization to perform civil marriages.

Testifiers: none

 

A-1 – Oumou Verbeten offered, passed by voice vote

                Changes to A1 suggested by Pappas accepted by Maye Quade and adopted by voice vote

 


Senator Pappas moved that S.F. 148, as amended, be recommended to pass.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35p


 
                                                                      
Senator Ron Latz, Chair
                                                                      
Diana Rico, Legislative Assistant