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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 17, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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-eighth meeting to order at 10:24 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 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. Newman moved approval of the minutes of March 16, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Johnson moved HF572 (Johnson) relating to methamphetamine and methamphetamine precursor drug crime provisions established, technical conformity provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Johnson presented HF572.

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A30 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF572:

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

Rep. Newman moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A25 amendment.

Testifying on the A25 amendment:

Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Tim O’Malley, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. renewed his motion to amend HF572 with the H0572a25 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A27 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A28 amendment.

Testifying on the A28 amendment:

John Tuma, Metropolitan Inter-County Association

Rep. Hilstrom withdraws the A28 amendment.


Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A31 amendment.

Testifying on the A31 amendment:

John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
Hilari Caligiuri, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
John Stuart, State Public Defender

Rep. Paymar renewed his motion to amend HF572 with the H0572A31 amendment. MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

A Division was called for by Rep. Paymar.

With a division of 5 Ayes and 7 Nayes. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF572 with the H0572A26 amendment.

Testifying on the A26 amendment:

John Stuart, State Public Defender

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion to amend HF572 with the H0572A26 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF572 as amended:

Neil Haugerud, Citizen

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


The committee adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant