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Public Safety Policy and Finance

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 22, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 10:26 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 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
Member excused:

HILSTROM, Debra

A quorum was present.

Rep. Cornish moved approval of the minutes of March 17, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF121 (Smith) relating to bullet resistant vests for peace officers monetary reimbursement provided.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF121 with the H0121A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented HF121.

Testifying on HF121:

Lyall Delaney, Police Officers Alliance of Minnesota
Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

The Chair laid HF121 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith moved HF1448 (Smith) relating to local correctional officer discipline procedures created.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1448 with the H01448A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented HF1448.

Testifying on HF1448:

Tom Perkins, Teamsters
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Julie Bleyhl, AFSCME Council 5

The Chair laid HF1448 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith moved HF1703 (Smith) relating to railroad and employees prohibited from obstructing treatment of a railroad worker injured on the job or from disciplining or threatening to discipline the employee injured for requesting treatment or first aid.

Rep. Smith presented HF1703.

Testifying on HF1703:

Phil Qually, UTU State Legislative Director
Michael Nelson, Railroad Worker
Clyde Larson, Legislative Safety Chairman, UP Railroad

Brian Sweeney, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad
Doug Werner, BNSF, Associate Counsel
John Hubert, Union Pacific Railroad

Dan Elliot, UTU General Counsel

The Chair laid HF1703 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Meslow moved HF734 (Meslow) relating to collateral sanctions defined, and table of collateral sanctions cross-references required.

Rep. Meslow presented HF734.

Testifying on HF734:

Bob Johnson, Anoka County Attorney
Doug Ruth, Steele County Attorney

Rep. Meslow renewed his motion that SF607 be recommended to pass, substituting the language from HF734, and that it be referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Murphy moved HF1854 (Kahn) relating to ticket scalping prohibition repealed.

Rep. Kahn presented HF1854.

The Chair laid HF1854 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Paymar moved HF1725 (Mullery) relating to violent offenders required to consent to on-demand searches as a condition of probation, supervised release, or parole.

Rep. Mullery presented HF1725.

Testifying on HF1725:

Dennis Miller, Probation Officer, Hennepin County


The Chair laid HF1725 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

The committee adjourned at 12:08 p.m.



REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant