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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 14, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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-eighth meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 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

Rep. Johnson moved approval of the minutes of April 12, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Review of Governors Budget Proposals

Budget Overview for Department of Corrections
Joan Fabian, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Harley Nelson, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Budget Overview for Department of Public Safety
Michael Campion, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Frank Ahrens, Director of Fiscal Services, Department of Public Safety
Tim O’ Malley, Asst. Supt, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Budget Overview for Board of Pubic Defense
Kevin Kajer, Chief Administrator
John Kingrey, MN County Attorney’s Association


Budget Overview for Department of Human Rights
Velma Korbel, Commissioner
James Kirkpatrick, Deputy Commissioner


Budget Overview for Uniform Laws Commission
Jack Davies


Budget Overview for POST Board
Neil Melton, Executive Director


Budget Overview for Board of Private Detectives and Protective Services
Marie Ohman, Executive Director


Other testimony on Governors Recommendations:

Cindy Cook, Director, Minnesota Coalition of Battered Woman Shelters


Meeting was recessed at 11:24 a.m.

Chair reconvened the Meeting at 5:54 p.m.

Presentation of the DE1 Amendment and Spreadsheet

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst

Meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR



David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant