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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 01, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 eighth meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 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
HILSTROM, Debra
JOHNSON, Jeff
MESLOW, Doug
MURPHY, Mary
NELSON, Michael
NEWMAN, Scott
PAYMAR, Michael
SODERSTROM, Judy


A quorum was present.

Rep. Cornish moved the minutes from the January 27, 2005 Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF208 relating to Blue Earth fire and police station funding provided, bonds issued, and money provided.

Rep. Gunther presented HF208.

Testifying on HF208:

Ben Martig, City of Blue Earth, City Administrator

Rep. Smith laid HF208 over for possible committee capital bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF452 relating to Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault Phase 1 expansion bonds issued and money appropriated.

Rep. Brod presented HF452.

Testifying on HF452:

Joan Fabian, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Rep. Smith laid HF452 over for possible committee capital bonding recommendations.

Rep. Murphy moved HF107 relating to Faribault Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) Phase 1 expansion and prison industries building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Fritz presented HF107.

Testifying on HF107:

Joan Fabian, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Dan Storkamp, Director of Information Technology, Department of Corrections

Rep. Murphy moved to orally amend HF107 (see attached). THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.


Rep. Eastlund moved orally page 1, delete lines 13-17 and
Page 1, line 21 delete "85,344,000" and insert 84,844,000. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Smith laid HF107 over for possible committee capital bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF469 relating to Stillwater correctional facility high security unit funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Charron presented HF469.

Testifying on HF469:

Dan Friesse, Warden, Stillwater Correctional Facility.

Rep. Smith laid HF469 over for possible committee capital bonding recommendations.

Governors Bonding Recommendations Agency Presentation

Department of Corrections

Joan Fabian, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections


The meeting was adjourned at 11:56 a.m.



REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR



David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant