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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 10, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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-fifth meeting to order at 10:24 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 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 9, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF467 (Anderson, B.) relating criminal vehicular homicide and injury for failure to yield right-of-way penalties imposed.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF467 with the H0467A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Anderson presented HF467.

Testifying on HF467:

Tom Workman, ABATE
Hilary Caligari, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Rep. Smith laid HF467, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF256 (Smith) relating to Law enforcement agencies required to return personal property seized if criminal charges are not filed within 90 days.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF256 with the H0256A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF256 with the H0256A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Smith presented HF256.

Testifying on HF256:

Tom Workman, ABATE
Hilary Caligari, County Attorney’s Association.

Rep. Eastlund laid HF256, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Eastlund moved HF204 (Garafalo) relating Traffic signal override device possession restricted and penalty provided.

Rep. Smith assumed the chair.

Rep. Garafalo presented HF204.

Testifying on HF204:

O.J. Doyle, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Rep. Duke Powell

Rep. Smith laid HF204 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1218 (Powell) relating to vehicle-monitoring device installation allowed in authorized emergency vehicles.

Rep. Powell presented HF1218.

Testifying on HF1218:

O.J. Doyle, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Rep. Smith laid HF1218 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1156 (Powell) relating to State Patrol vehicle automatic external defibrillators funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Powell presented HF1156.

Testifying on HF1156:

Steve Johnson, Rochester Police Department
Charlie Bucker, Citizen
O.J. Doyle, American Heart Association

Rep. Smith renewed motion that HF1156 be recommended to pass and that it be referred to the committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 11:57 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant