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Judiciary and Public Safety Committee
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
12:30 PM or At the Call of the ChairLivestream 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 12:44p Recess: 4:14p - 8:59p (there is a separate hearing notice for the second portion of this hearing)

S.F. 1336: Senator Hawj: Veterans; license plates, dealer licenses and records, USDOT numbers and driver\'s license applications various policy changes (Presented by Senator Dibble).

Testifiers: Pong Xiong (Director, Driver and Vehicle Services; Dept of Public Safety)


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 1336, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 3187: Senator Kupec: Emergency incident preparedness provision for rail transport of oil and other hazardous substances.

Testifiers: none

               

Laid on the table to get an answer on some questions raised in committee – removed from table at 3:16p

               

Oral amendment: Howe offers, 9.16 - 9.18: delete everything after the period on line 9.16 – adopted by voice

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 3187, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 2099: Senator Jasinski: Full-service providers establishment.

Testifiers: Pong Xiong (Director, Driver and Vehicle Services; Dept of Public Safety); Amber Backhaus (MN Auto Dealers Association)

               

A-4 – Howe offers, adopted by voice

 


Senator Howe moved that S.F. 2099, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 207: Senator Putnam: Safe Workplaces for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers Act.

Line 4.11 after “action” delete “must be tried promptly,” and insert “shall proceed” Oral amendment – Limmer offered, passed by voice

                          

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 207, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Finance Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 2810: Senator Maye Quade: Minnesota Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.

Testifiers: Senator Klein, Jon Kelly (Director of Government Affairs, Department of Commerce); Mark Hastie (Director of Non-Depository Institutions, Department of Commerce)

               

 

A-4 – Oumou Verbeten moves, adopted by voice

 


As amended, be laid over.

S.F. 168: Senator Morrison: Excessive price increases by manufacturers prohibition to generic or off- patent drugs.

Testifiers: Judy Cook (Association for Accessible Medications); Kristina Moorhead (PhRMA); Jason Pleggenkuhle (Assistant Attorney General, Manager of Consumer, Wage, and Antitrust Division); Phil Griffin (PhRMA)

 


Be laid over.

S.F. 1049: Senator Dibble: Transit rider investment program creation and Metropolitan Council authorization to issue administrative citations for transit fare evasion.

Testifiers: Judd Schetnen (Metropolitan Council) Lesley Kandaras (Metropolitan Council)

               

A-13 – Oumou Verbeten moves – adopted by voice

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that S.F. 1049, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Transportation Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:14p


 
                                                                      
Senator Ron Latz, Chair
                                                                      
Diana Rico, Legislative Assistant