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Judiciary and Public Safety Committee
Monday, March 20, 2023
12:30 PM or Immediately Following Session, G-15 Capitol


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 12:35p

S.F. 928: Senator Frentz: Heroes Helping Heroes appropriation.

Testifiers: Chris Steward (President, Heroes Helping Heroes); Terry Kelley (Director, Heroes Helping Heroes)

Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2198: Senator Port: Savage fire department radios replacement appropriation.

Be laid over.

S.F. 2202: Senator Port: Savage Police Department permanent fencing appropriation.

Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2913: Senator Limmer: Confidentiality requirement of certain personal information of justice, judges and judicial staff.

Testifiers: Judge Lois Conroy (President, MN District Judges Association)


A-5 – Limmer moves, adopted by voice


Senator Limmer moved that S.F. 2913, as amended, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1633: Senator Hauschild: Public labor relations modification (PENDING RE-REFERRAL).

Testifiers: Meg Luger Nikolai (Staff Attorney, Education Minnesota); Jennifer K. Earley (attorney, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. on behalf of MN School Boards Assoc, MN Assoc of School Administrators, and Asooc of Metropolitan School Districts)


A-2 – Oumou Verbeten moves, adopted by voice


As amended, be laid over.

S.F. 1384: Senator McEwen: Occupational Safety and Health Act citation data classification.

Testifiers: Nicole Blissenbach (Commissioner, Dept of Labor and Industry)


***removed from table after being placed there in 3/17 hearing, further discussion took place, placed back on the table


Be laid on the table.

S.F. 688: Senator Putnam: Grants appropriation to address racial disparity of youth using shelter services.

Testifiers: Dan Pfarr (CEO, 180 Degrees) 

Be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Department of Corrections Budget walk through

Presenter: Paul Schnell (Commissioner, DOC); Emily Lefholz (Legislative Director, DOC)

The meeting was adjourned at 2:57p

Senator Ron Latz, Chair
Diana Rico, Legislative Assistant