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Public Safety Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 08, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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-fifth meeting to order at 8:12 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 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. Newman moved approval of the minutes of April 4, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Newman moved approval of the minutes of April 5, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Soderstrom 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 H0928A5 amendment.

Testifying on A5 amendment:

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

Rep. Soderstrom renewed his motion amend HF928 with the H0928A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Soderstrom presented HF928.

Rep. Soderstrom renewed motion that HF928 be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be referred to Ways and Means.

Rep. Cornish moves to amend the Soderstrom motion to pass HF928 without recommendations to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The Chair was in doubt. By a show of hands 7 Ayes and 5 Nayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF498 (Knoblach) relating to public safety radio communication system products and services sales and use tax exemption expanded and made permanent, subsystem definition and bonds use expanded, dollar limits increased, and money appropriated.

Rep. Knoblach presents HF498.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF498 with the A05-0519 amendment.

Testifying on the A05-0519 amendment:

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst
Keith Carlson, Metropolitan Inter County Association

Rep. Smith renewed his motion on the A05-0519 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF498 be recommended to pass, as amended ,and that it be referred to the Capital Investment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Cornish moved HF2349 (Cornish) relating to bullet-resistant vest purchase reimbursement exception provided for zylon-based vests.

Rep. Cornish presents HF2349.

Testifying on HF2349:

Bill Gillespie, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

Rep. Smith laid HF2349 over possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1266 (Bradley) relating to discharge plans for offenders with mental illnesses modified, medical assistance eligibility clarified, prescription drug purchasing pool authorized, housing funds allocated to employment support, and money appropriated.

Rep. Bradley presented HF1266.

Testifying on HF1266:

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst
David Jansen, Citizen

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF1266 be recommended to pass, and be re-referred to Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF1721 (Paulsen) relating to public employer reimbursement modified for compensation paid to firefighters and peace officers, and claim evaluation panel established.

Rep. Paulsen presented HF1721.

Testifying on HF1721:

Bill Gillespie, MPPOA
Mike Stockstead, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters

Rep. Smith laid HF1721 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Hilstrom moved HF2351 (Hilstrom) relating to community reintegration of offenders provided by placement of certain offenders with less than 180 days to serve in county jails, and sheriffs authorized to electronically monitor offenders who are sentenced to work release.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF2351 with the H2351DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF2351.

Testifying on HF2351:

Ron Wiborg, Hennepin County
Steve Borchardt, Olmstead County Sheriff
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Rep. Smith laid HF2351 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

The Chair recessed the meeting at 9:35 a.m.

The Chair called the meeting back to order at 9:57 a.m.

Rep. Smith moved HF1760 (Tingelstad) relating to trafficking in persons crimes specified, forfeiture of property provided, sex trafficking included in the promoting of prostitution crime, and forfeiture proceeds distribution formula modified.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1760 with the H1760A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Tingelstad presented HF1760.

Testifying on HF1760:

Suzanne Peterson,
Rich Stracka, St. Paul Police Officer
Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

Rep. Smith laid HF1760 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF1464 (Dean) relating to medical malpractice liability reformed.

Rep. Smith orally moved to delete Section 1 and Section 2 of HF1464. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Dean presented HF1464.

Testifying on HF1464:

Dr. Matt Roman, Suburban Emergency Room Doctors
Joel Carlson, MN Trial Lawyers Association
John O’Brien, Citizen from Orono
Joe Crosby, Attorney at Law
Joe Angoff, Roger Brown and Associates
Chris Messerli, Attorny at Law
John Dornick, Minnesota State Bar Association

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF1464 pass without recommendation and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Division was requested. With 6 ayes and 5 nayes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:42 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant