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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 02, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-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 twenty-first meeting to order at 10:24 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 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. Johnson moved approval of the minutes of March 1, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith removed HF1244 from the table.

Rep. Paulsen presents HF1244.

Testifying on HF1244:

Frank Dolejsi, Director, BCA Laboratory
Rich Neumeister, Citizen

Rep. Smith moves that HF1244 be recommended to pass, and that it be referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Presentation of amendments to 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. Soderstrom presented the H0572A1 amendment.

Rebecca Kenow, Department of Health

Rep. Soderstrom presented the H0572A4 amendment.

Tim O’Malley, BCA, Assistant Superintendent
Paul Limandt, Department of Agriculture, Agronomy Section Manager

Rep. Soderstrom presented the H0572A3 amendment.

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst
Sarah Legband, Minnesota Teen Challenge, Assistant Dean
Tom, Particpant in Teen Challenge
Julie, Participant in Teen Challenge
Gary Carlson, Participant in Teen Challenge


Rep. Paymar presented the H0572A7 amendment.

Dan Knute, Drug Policy Reform Group

The committee adjourned at 12:01 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant