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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 02, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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 fortieth meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006 in the Basement Hearing 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. Smith presented comments on review of 2005 and preview of 2006.

Overview of Governors Bonding Recommendations for the Department of Corrections.

Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Connie Roehrich, Warden, DOC-Faribault
John King, Associate Warden, DOC-Stillwater
Rick Hillengass, Warden, DOC-Shakopee
David Crist, Warden, DOC-Lino Lakes

Rep. Smith moved HF3065 (Charron) relating to Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater bonds issued and money appropriated.

Rep. Charron presented HF3065.

Testifying on HF3065:

John King, Associate Warden, DOC-Stillwater

Rep. Smith laid HF3065 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF2984 (Abeler) relating to Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes; medical building improvements provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Abeler presented HF2984.

Testifying on HF2984:

David Crist, Warden, DOC-Lino Lakes

Rep. Smith laid HF2984 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Eastlund moved HF2974 (Eastlund) relating to Correctional facilities capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Eastlund presented HF2974.

Testifying on HF2974:

Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Rep. Smith laid HF2974 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF3064 (Smith) relating to Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee bonds issued and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith presented HF3064.

Testifying on HF3064:

Rick Hillengass, Warden, DOC-Shakopee

Rep. Eastlund laid HF3064 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HFXXXX (Ruth) and HF2772 (Fritz) relating to Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault; phase II expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Ruth and Fritz presented HFXXXX and HF2772.

Testifying on HFXXXX and HF2772:

Connie Roehrich, Warden, DOC-Faribault
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Rep. Smith laid HFXXXX and HF2772 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF2986 (Brod) relating to St. Peter Regional Treatment Center capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Brod presented HF2986.

Testifying on HF2986:

Mike Tessner, Department of Human Services

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2986 be recommended to pass and that it be rereferred to Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund moved HF2973 (Eastlund) relating to Human Services campus security upgrades provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Eastlund presented HF2973.

Testifying on HF2973:

Mike Tessner, Department of Human Services

Rep. Eastlund renewed his motion that HF2973 be recommended to pass and that it be rereferred to Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF2595 (Soderstrom) relating to Human Services campus security upgrades provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Soderstrom presented HF2595.

Testifying on HF2595:

Mike Tessner, Department of Human Services

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2595 be recommended to pass and that it be rereferred to Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant