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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 16, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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-seventh meeting to order at 10:21 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 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. Hilstrom moved approval of the minutes of March 15, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Meslow moved HF765 (Meslow) relating to motor vehicle license plate, title, and registration regulation exemptions provided for law enforcement agency vehicles involved in impaired driving offenses; and chemical test result certification procedures modified.

Rep. Meslow presented HF765.

Rep. Meslow moved to amend HF765 with the H0765DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF765:

Steve Simon, University of Minnesota, Professor

Chair laid HF765 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Meslow moved HF665 (Meslow) relating to Sunday service of legal process authorized.

Rep. Meslow presented HF665.

Rep. Meslow renewed his motion to pass HF665 without recommendation to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Meslow moved HF741 (Meslow) relating to child abuse resulting in death crime expanded.

Rep. Meslow presented HF741.

Testifying on HF741:

Hilary Caligiuri, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office




The Chair laid HF741 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Meslow moved HF695 (Meslow) relating to audiovisual recording device use prohibited in motion picture theaters.

Rep. Meslow presented HF695.

Testifying on HF695:

Dale Haider, Muller Family Theatres

The Chair laid HF695 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Paymar moved HF17 (Greiling) relating to criminal responsibility of mentally ill or deficient provided, and insanity defense clarified.

Rep. Greiling presented HF17.

Testifying on HF17:

Sue Abderholden, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Kyle White, Attorney at Law
JoAnn Zweck, Citizen
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney

The Chair laid HF17 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

The committee adjourned at 11:44 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant