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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - January 11, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Steve Smith, Chair of the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee, called the first meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

SMITH, Steve, Chair
EASTLUND, Rob, Vice Chair
CORNISH, Tony
ELLISON, Keith
HAUSMAN, Alice
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Jeff
MURPHY, Mary
NEWMAN, Scott
PAYMAR, Michael
SODERSTROM, Judy


Members Excused:

MESLOW, Doug

Overview of major agencies within the jurisdiction of the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee:

Deficiency Request Overview – Board of Public Defense
Kevin Kajer, Executive Director

Overview of the Board of Public Defense
Kevin Kajer, Executive Director
William Ward, Chief Public Defender 10th Judicial District

Overview of the Department of Public Safety
Acting Commissioner Michael Campion
Deputy Commissioner, Mary Ellison

Deficiency Request Overview – Department of Public Safety
Director of Homeland Security – Paul Bataglia


Representative Smith welcomed committee members, provided draft committee rules had everyone introduce themselves.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:13 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR



David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant