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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 05, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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-fourth meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 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. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF2108 (Smith) relating to theft crime definition expanded and clarified relating to taking property with or without having a legal interest.

Rep. Smith presented HF2108.

The Chair laid HF2108 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Murphy moved HF1980 (Murphy) relating to flammable liquids, explosives, and fireworks provisions modified; smoke detector requirements provided and obsolete State Fire Code provisions removed.

Rep. Murphy presented HF1980.

Testifying on HF1980:

Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshall

The Chair laid HF1980 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Murphy moved HF1981 (Murphy) relating to Uniform Fire Code name changed to State Fire Code.

Rep. Murphy presented HF1981.

Testifying on HF1981:

Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshall

The Chair laid HF1981 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Murphy moved HF1991 (Murphy) relating to fire code adoption process technical changes provided.

Rep. Murphy presented HF1991.

Testifying on HF1991:

Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshall

The Chair laid HF1991 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Murphy moved HF1992 (Murphy) relating to state fire marshal provisions modified.

Rep. Murphy presented HF1992.

Testifying on HF1992:

Jerry Rosendahl, State Fire Marshall

The Chair laid HF1992 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Cornish moved HF1849 (Cornish) relating to Fugitive Apprehension Unit authorized to seize property under the forfeiture law, and limitations on unit's participation provided.

Rep. Cornish presented HF1849.

The Chair laid HF1849 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1124 (Emmer) relating to juvenile data release in conjunction with a background check defined as not constituting a release of a juvenile adjudication history.

Rep. Emmer presented HF1124.

Testifying on HF1124:

Julie Letourneau, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

The Chair laid HF1124 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1150 relating to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension authorized to add certain identifying information on an individual who is the subject of a background check to the criminal history under certain circumstances.

Rep. Emmer presented HF1150.

The Chair laid HF1124 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1397 (Cybart) relating to State Patrol term prohibited in advertising for private detective or protective agent services.

Rep. Cybart presents HF1397.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1397 with the A05-0324 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Chair laid HF1397, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF1606 (Smith) relating to interstate offender data collection law repealed.

Rep. Smith presented HF1606.

Testifying on HF1606:

Ken Merz, Department of Corrections

The Chair laid HF1606 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1607 (Smith) relating to Advisory Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision appointments authorized.

Rep. Smith presents HF1607.

Testifying on HF1607:

Ken Merz, Department of Corrections

The Chair laid HF1607 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1977 (Smith) relating Criminal Justice and Juvenile Information Policy Group modified, annual report required, and grant requirements established.

Rep. Smith presents HF1977.

Testifying on HF1977:

Robert Sykora, CriMNet Task Force Chair

The Chair laid HF1977 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Eastlund moved HF1984 (Eastlund) relating to fingerprinting of certain persons involved in criminal justice process required.

Rep. Eastlund presented HF1984.

Testifying on HF1984:

Dale Good, Deputy Director, CriMNet

The Chair laid HF1984 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Newman moved HF2005 (Newman) relating to county jail construction amount raised before commissioner of corrections review.

Rep. Newman presented HF2005.

Testifying on HF2005:

Ken Merz, Department of Corrections
Scott Simons, Association of Minnesota Counties

The Chair laid HF2005 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Chairman Smith recessed the meeting until 4:30 p.m. or at the call of the Chair in Room 5 State Office Building.

Chairman Smith called the meeting back to order at 4:50 p.m.

Rep. Murphy moved to reconsider HF1980. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF1980 with the H1980A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Chair laid HF1980, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF2079 (Smith) relating to fire safety surcharge established in fire premiums and assessments.

Rep. Smith presented HF2079.

Testifying on HF2079:

Mike Stockstead, Minnesota Professional Firefighters

Presentation of the A05-0487 amendment.

Tom Braise, Director, MN Fire Chief’s Association
Marcus Marsh, MN Farm Mutuals
Nyle Zickmund, Fire Marshall, Spring Lake Park
Robert James, Bloomington Fire Marshall

Rep. Smith renewed his motion to pass HF2079, without recommendation, to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith resumed the Chair.

Rep. Nelson moved HF1985 (Latz) relating to DWI related offense requirement that 48 hours of jail time be consecutive deleted.

Rep. Latz presented HF1985.

Testifying on HF1985:

Steve Simon, Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Rep. Nelson moved to amend HF1985 wit the H1985A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter County Association

The Chair laid HF1985, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF2116 (Emmer) relating to campaign finance disclosure requirements increased; contributions to political committees, funds, and party units limited; release from spending limits provided in case of certain independent expenditures; and party expenditures limited.

Rep. Emmer presented HF2116.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2116 with the H2116A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved to orally amend HF2116 as amended as follows:

Page 1, line 19, insert after the “a” the word “broadcast” THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Testifying on HF2116:

Jeanne Olson, Campaign Finance Board.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2116, be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Newman moved HF1555 (Powell) relating to Minnesota Emergency Health Powers Act and authority of out-of-state license holders modified.

Rep. Powell presented HF1555.

Rep. Newman moved HF1555 with the A05-0463 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1555:

Joel Carlson, MN Trial Lawyers Association

Rep. Newman renewed his motion that HF1555, be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant