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Public Safety Policy and Finance

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 04, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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-third meeting to order at 4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005 in the 300 North 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. Cornish moved approval of the minutes of March 30, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Cornish moved approval of the minutes of March 31, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF2085 (Smith) relating to HIV testing of sex offender victim notification procedure clarified.

Rep. Smith presented HF2085.

Testifying on HF2085:

Nan Schroeder, Department of Corrections, Health Director

Rep. Smith moved HF1031 (Zellers) relating to Coercion definition modified relating to criminal sexual conduct law, stepparents authorized to assist a minor in seeking a restraining order, fees waived for sexual assault victims seeking restraining orders, and harassment laws updated.

Rep. Zellers presented HF1031.

Testifying on HF1031:

Kaarin Long, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Rep. Meslow moved to orally amend HF1031 as follows:

Page, 1, Line 23 following the first “or” insert “the use of”
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED


The Chair laid HF1031 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.


Rep. Smith moved HF1752 (Smith) relating to child neglect and endangerment offense expanded to include a penalty for leaving a child unattended in a car.

Rep. Smith presented HF1752.

Rep. Murphy moved to orally amend HF1752 as follows:

Page 3, line 18, delete “August 1, 2005” and insert “upon enactment”
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

The Chair laid HF1752 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1251 (Smith) relating to custodian of children background check provided, and adoption requirements modified for children who are in the custody of a social services agency.

Rep. Smith presented HF1251.

Testifying on HF1251:

Don Bruce, Assistant Dakota County Attorney

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1251 with the H1251DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Paula Macabee, Citizen Advocate

The Chair laid HF1251 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1602 (Smith) relating to upward durational departure sentencing procedures established; Blakely hearings provided; and notice, jury determinations beyond a reasonable doubt, and court findings required.

Rep. Smith presented HF1602.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1602 with the H1602DE3-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1602:

Hilary Caligiuri, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
Barbara Tombs, Executive Director, MN Sentencing Guidelines Commission

The Chair laid HF1602 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Ellison moved HF1869 (Mullery) relating to cockfighting, dogfighting, and other domestic animal fighting criminal penalties imposed; procedures established for disposition and care of animals; hearings provided; and admissibility of certain evidence clarified.

Rep. Mullery presented HF1869.

Rep. Ellison moved to amend HF1869 with the 05-1948 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1869:

Keith Streff, Humane Society
The Chair laid HF1869 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Ellison moved HF1715 (Ellison) relating to expungement eligibility expanded to include certain criminal proceedings not resolved in petitioner's favor.

Rep. Ellison presented HF1715.

Testifying on HF1715:

Jon Geffen, Advocate for African American Men
John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
Rich Neumeister, Citizen Advocate

The Chair laid HF1715 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Chair recessed the meeting to the call of the Chair.

Chair re-convened the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

Rep. Johnson moved HF1880 (Johnson) relating to local correctional fees provided.

Rep. Johnson presents HF1880.

Testifying on HF1880:

Ron Weber, Hennepin County

The Chair laid HF1880 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Johnson moved HF1298 relating to video game purchase or rental in certain instances by children under the age of 17 prohibited and penalties provided.

Rep. Johnson presented HF1298.

Testifying on HF1298:

Sally Jefferson, Entertainment Software Association
Marie Sylla, Integrated Media Association
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association

Rep. Ellison moved to amend HF1298 with the A05-0454 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion to pass, without recommendation, HF1298, as amended to the General Register.

The Chair was in doubt.

With a show of call of hands 5 ayes to 3 nayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant