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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 15, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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-sixth meeting to order at 10:22 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 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 March 10, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF963 relating to strangulation of family or household member crime established and penalties provided.

Rep. Smith presented HF963.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF963 with the 05-2246 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF963:

Joel Carlson, Legal Research/Government Affairs Consultant
Jim King, Department of Finance
Barbara Tombs, Exec. Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF963 be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF226 relating to abortion notification data reporting required relating to abortions performed on a minor or specified other women.

Rep. Smith presented HF226.

Testifying on HF226:

Laura Gese, MCCL
Natalie Gottesman, Volunteer Guardian Ad-Litem
Tim Stanley, NARAL

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF226 be recommended to pass and that it be referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.


Rep. Soderstrom requested a roll call vote.



Ayes Nayes Absent

SMITH, Steve HILSTROM, Debra ELLISON, Keith
EASTLUND, Rob NELSON, Michael
CORNISH, Tony PAYMAR, Michael
JOHNSON, Jeff
MESLOW, Doug
MURPHY, Mary
NEWMAN, Scott
SODERSTROM, Judy

With 8 Ayes and 3 Nayes: THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Rep. Smith moved HF1094 relating to victim of crime definition clarified.

Rep. Smith presented HF1094.

The Chair laid HF1094 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Ellison moved HF1289 relating to driver's license suspension required for defendants convicted of gasoline theft.

Rep. Ellison presented HF1289.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Testifying on HF1289:

David Blatnik, Marathon-Ashland Oil
Lance Klatt, Exec. Director, MN Service Station Association
Bob Krogman, Exec. Director, MN Petroleum Marketers Association

The Chair laid HF1289 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

The committee adjourned at 11:37 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant