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Judiciary and Public Safety Committee
Monday, April 24, 2023
9:00 AM, Room 1100, Minnesota Senate Bldg.

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 9:13a Recess: 11:23a-5:17p We resumed in G15 at 5:17

S.F. 1666: Senator Gustafson: Enhanced penalties provision for assaulting a sports official (informational only).

Testifiers: John Gerats (Sartell, MN; Umpire)

 


Discussion only.

H.F. 1200: Senator Oumou Verbeten: State and local jail and prison inmates requirement to be housed in publicly owned and operated jails and prisons.

Testifiers: Jeff Vars (AFSCME Council 5, Correction Officer); Ethan Voegel (AFSCME Council 5)

 


Senator Oumou Verbeten moved that H.F. 1200, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 3236: Senator Seeberger: Establishing the crime of carjacking and making confirming changes.

A-1 – Seeberger offers, adopted by voice


Be laid over.

S.F. 2810: Senator Maye Quade: Minnesota Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (informational only).

Testifiers: Nichole Roha (Head of US Affairs, 5Rights Foundation – virtual); Meetali Jain (Senior Advisor, Reset.tech – virtual); Casey Mock; Amy Bos (- virtual); Andrew Kingmah (Mariner Strategies – virtual); Kouri Marshall (Director of State and Local Gov Relations, Chamber of Progress – virtual); Jordan Rodell (Computer and Communications Industry Association – virtual); Jim Bernard (Star Tribune); Jeff Tellefson (Tech MN) 


Discussion only.

S.F. 1959: Senator Frentz: Peace officer duty disability provisions modifications and appropriations.

Testifiers: John Swenson (Public Safety Director, City of Lino Lakes; on behalf of MPPOA); Heidi Nelson (City Administrator, City of Maple Grove; on behalf of League of Minnesota Cities); Wade Lazslo (MNCORA); Nancy Herington (on behalf of self, husband)

               

DE-1 – Pappas moves – adopted by voice

 


Senator Pappas moved that S.F. 1959, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the State and Local Government and Veterans Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 200: Senator Latz: Fee for uncertified copies of instruments from civil or criminal proceedings elimination; expedited attorney entry to district courthouse buildings authorization; attorneys secured access to court records establishment.

A-2 – Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

A-3 – Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

A-6 – Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

A-8 – Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

A-5 – Latz moves as amended, adopted by voice

                           

Oral amendment: Direction to Counsel staff to make technical corrections to the bill as needed



Senator Latz moved that S.F. 200, as amended, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1267: Senator Latz: Enhanced sentences for certain kidnapping offenses clarification.

A-1 Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

A-5 Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

Oral amendment: include SF3236 as amended; conforming and technical changes as needed - Latz moves, adopted by voice

               

Granting staff authority to make technical and conforming changes - Latz moves, adopted by voice

 


Senator Latz moved that S.F. 1267, as amended, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:05p


 
                                                                      
Senator Ron Latz, Chair
                                                                      
Diana Rico, Legislative Assistant