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Public Safety Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 31, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 thirty-second meeting to order at 10:23 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 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. Smith moved HF1406 (Zellars) relating to criminal sexual conduct life without release sentences provided, maximum sentences increased, Sex Offender Review Board established, sentencing guidelines modified, and predatory offender registration and notification requirements modified.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1406 with the H1406A14 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Zellars presented HF1406.

Testifying on HF1406:

Eric Lipman, State Sex Offender Policy Coordinator
Amy Blom, Citizen
Steve Strachan, Lakeville, Chief of Police
Barbara Tombs, Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1406 with the H1406A15 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1406 with the H1406A16 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1406 with the H1406A18 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1406 with the H1406A17 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1406 with the A05-0363 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Smith laid HF1406 as amended over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1926 (Knoblach) relating to burglary crimes expanded.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1926 with the H1926DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Knoblach presented HF1926.

Testifying on HF1926:

Mark Arnold, Waite Park Police Officer

Chairman Smith laid HF1926 as amended over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was recessed.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:19 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant