STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Steve Smith, Chair of the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee, called the sixteenth meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2005 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SMITH, Steve, Chair
EASTLUND, Rob, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Rep. Newman moved approval of the minutes of February 16, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Paymar moved HF443 relating to public safety; expanding protection against employer retaliation for crime victims
Rep. Paymar presented HF443
Testifying on HF 443:
Connie Larson, Waseca, MN
Rebecca Pirius, House Research
Jill Abernathy, Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Duluth
The Chair laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Public Safety Policy and Finance bill.
Continued discussion on the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) System overview.
Sue Dosal, State Court Administrator
Mark Toogood, State GAL Program
The Chair introduced the 7th grade class from the Farmington Middle School.
Rep. Smith moved HF 465 (DeLaForest) relating to criminal justice; establishing a crime for interfering with ambulance service personnel who are providing emergency care
Rep. DeLaForest presented the bill.
Testifying on HF 465:
Robert Snyder, First Responder, HCMC
Rep. Duke Powell
O.J. Doyle, Minnesota Ambulance Association
The Chair laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Crime Prevention bill.
The next meeting of the committee is on Tuesday, February 22.
The committee adjourned at 11:13 a.m.
REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant