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Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 08, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND 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 forty-second meeting to order at 4:34 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Hearing Room 200 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. Newman moved approval of the minutes of April 19, 2005, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Meslow moved approval of the minutes of March 2, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Nelson moved approval of the minutes of March 3, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair

Testimony from Department of Public Safety on local bonding proposals for Regional Training Facilities.

Tim Leslie, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Rep. Eastlund moved HF2712 (Solberg) relating to Grand Rapids Southside Fire Hall funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Solberg presented HF2712.

Testifying on HF2712:

Ed Treska, Grand Rapids City Administrator

Rep. Eastlund laid HF2712 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Eastlund moved HF2949 (Simpson) relating to Wadena County Regional Justice Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Simpson presented HF2949.

Testifying on HF2949:

Lane Waldo, Wadena County Board Chair
Orv Meyer, Wadena County Commissioner
Mary Harrison, Wadena County Commissioner
Larry Koch, Architect, KKE Architectural Firm

Rep. Eastlund laid HF2949 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.
Rep. Eastlund moved HF2609 (Sailor) relating to emergency training administration center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Sailor presented HF2609.

Testifying on HF2609:

Wayne Hotchkiss, Project Proponent
Tom Stenzel, Mayor of Gonvick
Stacey Halvorson, Gonvick City Clerk


Rep. Eastlund laid HF2609 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith resumes the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF2818 (Demmer) relating to Southeast Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center bonds issued and money appropriated.

Rep. Demmer presented HF2818.

Testifying on HF2818:

Lyle Felch, Deputy Chief, Rochester Fire Department

Rep. Smith laid HF2818 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF2558 (Powell) relating to Dakota County public safety support center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Powell presented HF2558.

Rep. Smith to orally amend HF2558 as follows:

Page 1, line 7 delete “14,790,000” and insert “7,760,000”
Page 1, line 9 delete “land acquisition”
Page 1, line 15 delete “14,790,000” and insert “7,760,000”
The amendment was incorporated.

Testifying on HF2558:

Joe Harris, Dakota County Commissioner
Robert Hawkins, Chief, Burnsville, Police Department

Rep. Smith laid HF2558 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Smith moved HF2530 (Beard) relating to Scott County public safety training facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Beard presented HF2530.

Testifying on HF2530:

John Ulrich, Scott County Commissioner
Gary Shelton, Scott County Deputy Administrator

Rep. Smith laid HF2530 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.

Rep. Meslow assumed the chair

Rep. Smith moved HF3004 (Smith) relating to State and local jail and prison inmates required to be housed in publicly owned and operated facilities, private contracting prohibited, and Prairie Correctional Facility purchase authorized.

Rep. Smith presented HF3004.

Testifying on HF3004:

Julie Bleyhl, MN AFSCME Council 5
Kerry Korpi, AFSCME International
Buddy Mauphin, Illinois AFSCME

Rep. Meslow laid HF3004 over for possible committee bonding recommendations.


Meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant