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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTY-THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 09, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD 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-third meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2006 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
Report by the Legislative Auditor on Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs.

Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor

Rep. Johnson, J. moved approval of the minutes of March 8, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

OLA Report continued.

Joel Alter, Legislative Auditor’s Office

Informational Hearing on HF1014 (Clark) relating to impaired driving and chemical dependency counteraction initiative provided, alcoholic beverage tax increased, obsolete language eliminated, technical corrections provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Clark presented HF1014

Testifying on HF1014:

Robert Nelson, MN Join Together
Jana Metge, Weed and Seed
Bill Ziegler, Minneapolis Resident
Lucy Wieland, Chief Judge Hennepin District Court
Lissa Jones, African American Family Services
Scott Gerlichar, Minneapolis Police Department
Scott Christensen, Minneapolis City Attorney

The Chair recessed the meeting to the call of the Chair.

Meeting was reconvened at 4:39 p.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

Testifying on HF1014:

Howard Epstein, Dakota County Public Health Planner

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF2953 (Smith) relating to courts funding provided to better address alcohol and other drug-addicted offenders.

Rep. Smith presented HF2953.

Testifying on HF2953:

Sue Dosal, State Court Administrator

Rep. Eastlund laid HF2953 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF3198 relating to crime and drug abuse prevention media campaign funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith presented HF3198.

Testifying on HF3198:

Dr. Gary Thorgud, Executive Director, Crime Stoppers
Randy Bright, Chair, Crime Stoppers
Thomas Maida, Vice Chair, Crime Stoppers

Rep. Eastlund laid HF3198 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:08 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant