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Public Safety Policy and Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 24, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 nineteenth meeting to order at 10:28 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 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 approval of the minutes of February 23, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Johnson, J. moved HF572 relating to methamphetamine precursor drug sales regulated, civil immunity provided for reporting of suspicious transactions, criminal penalties and property restrictions imposed, meth lab cleanup fund established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Johnson presented HF572.

Testifying on HF572:

Tim O’Malley, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Paul Wilson, Olmstead County
John Stuart, State Public Defender
Steve Johnson, Anoka County Sheriff’s Department
Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County Attorney
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Nancy Christensen, MN Grocers Association
Nicole Valentine, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Sharon Johnson, MAARCH
Judy Cook, Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion that HF572 be recommended to pass as amended and that it be referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The committee adjourned at 11:56 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant