STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Steve Smith, Chair of the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee, called the thirty-first meeting to order at 10:27 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SMITH, Steve, Chair
EASTLUND, Rob, Vice Chair
Rep. Johnson moved approval of the minutes of March 23, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Smith moved HF928 (Soderstrom) relating to Parole board established and regulations provided, parole eligibility prescribed, board authorized to determine civil commitment status of Level III sex offenders, and money appropriated.
Rep. Soderstrom moved to amend HF928 with the H0928A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Smith moved to reconsider the H0928A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Soderstrom presented HF928.
Testifying on HF928:
Jeff Diebel, House Research
Sister Andrea Lee, College of St. Catherine
John Coleman, Licensed Psychologist
Barbara Tombs, Exec. Director, Sentencing Guidelines Commission
John Stuart, State Public Defender
Tom Johnson, Council on Crime and Justice
Dan Scott, Federal Public Defender
Jeff Edblad, Isanti, County Attorney
Rep. Smith renewed motion to pass HF928 without recommendation to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veteran Affairs.
Chair in doubt.
With a call of hands showing 8 Ayes and 3 Nayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The committee RECESSED at 11:50 a.m.
The Chair called the meeting back to order at 5:15 p.m. in Room 200 State Office Building.
Rep. Newman moved HF1507 (Abeler) relating to quarantine and isolation provisions modified for persons exposed to or infected with a communicable disease.
Rep. Abeler presented HF1507.
Testifying on HF1507:
Aggie Liteheiser, Minnesota Department of Health
Twila Braise, Citizens Council on Health Care
Rep. Cornish moved to amend HF1507 with the A05-0432 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Meslow moved to amend HF1507 with the A05-0431 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Newman renewed his motion that HF1507, as amended, be recommended to pass and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.
Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1228 (Smith) relating to legal services recording and registration fee surcharges increased, and money appropriated.
Rep. Smith presented HF1228.
Testifying on HF1228:
Glen Dorfman, Minnesota Association of Realtors
Bruce Beneke, Legal Services
Jerry Lane, Legal Services
Chairman Eastlund laid HF1228 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF848 (Smith) relating to public defender representation limited to statutorily designated persons and public defender data access provided.
Rep. Smith presented HF848.
Testifying on HF848:
Kevin Kajer, Chief Administrator, Public Defenders Office
Judith Brumfield, Assistant Director, Community Services, Scott County
Chairman Eastlund laid HF848 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Eastlund moved HF950 (Westerberg) relating to youth intervention program requirements modified, grants-in-aid funding provided, and money appropriated.
Rep. Smith resumed the Chair.
Rep. Westerberg presented HF950.
Testifying on HF950:
J. Scott Beaty, Executive Director, MN Youth Intervention Program
Vicki Langamo, At Risk Counselor
Dan Farr, Bolder Option
Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst
Chairman Smith laid HF950 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF1202 (Dempsey) relating to fourth-degree assault law expanded to include protection of secure treatment facility personnel.
Rep. Dempsey presented HF1202.
Chairman Smith laid HF1202 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF1700 (Cox) relating to motor vehicle hit-and-run offense petty misdemeanor penalty imposed.
Rep. Cox presented HF1700.
Chairman Smith laid HF1700 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF1848 (Peppin) relating to neglecting a vulnerable adult criminal penalties provided.
Rep. Peppin presented HF1848.
Testifying on HF1848:
Capt. Greg Roehl, Brooklyn Police Department
Chairman Smith laid HF1848 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF325 (Solberg) relating to protective agent license experience requirement exemption provided for traffic escorts.
Rep. Solberg presented HF325.
Testifying on HF325:
Mark Bruner, MN Manufactured Home Association
Marie Ohman, Executive Director, Board of Private Detective and Protective Agent Services
Chairman Smith laid HF325 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Smith moved HF971 (Garafalo) relating to "designated offense" definition expanded and seizures and forfeitures of computers and related property addressed.
Rep. Garafalo presented HF971.
Testifying on HF971:
Rick Anderson, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Hilary Caliguri, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
Chairman Smith laid HF971 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Ellison moved HF1886 (Ellison) relating to property crime dollar threshold amounts study committee established.
Rep. Ellison presented HF1886.
Chairman Smith laid HF1886 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
Rep. Ellison moved HF2035 (Ellison) relating to prostitution crimes expanded to include loitering with intent to participate in prostitution, pilot projects to reduce homelessness provided, vagrancy crime repealed, and money appropriated.
Rep. Ellison presented HF2035.
Testifying on HF2035:
Rachel Callahan, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless.
Chairman Smith laid HF2035 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant