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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 15, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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-sixth meeting to order at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 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
PAYMAR, Michael
SODERSTROM, Judy


Members Excused:

NEWMAN, Scott

Rep. Meslow moved approval of the minutes of March 15, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair

Rep. Smith moved HF2916 (Smith) relating to fire safety account established from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished, fire insurance policyholder surcharge established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2916 with the A1 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented HF2916

Testifying on HF2916:

Mike Stockstead, President, MN Professional Fire Fighters Association

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2916 with the A5 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF2916:

Dave Ganfield, Secretary, MN State Fire Department Association

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2916 with the A4 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Smith renewed his motion to pass HF2916 as amended and that it be re-referred to the committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented HFXXXX for an information hearing relating to domestic abuse foreign protective order enforcement provided

Rep. Smith presented HFXXXX.

Testifying on HFXXXX (Smith):

Joel Carlson
Henry Buffalo, Judge, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
David Minge, MN Court of Appeals

Rep. Johnson moved HF2829 relating to child pornography offense penalties increased and ranked on offense severity table

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF2829 with the H2829A2-1 amendment (See attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF2829 with the H2829A4 amendment (See attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Johnson presented HF2829.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Testifying on HF2829:

Tim O’Malley, Asst. Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Rick Anderson, Former Commander, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Carla Ferrucci, MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Isabel Gomez, Executive Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Rep. Smith laid HF2829 over as amended for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Hilstrom moved HF2837 relating to child pornography offender conditional release term imposed.

Rep. Johnson presented HF2837.

Testifying on HF2837:

Hana O’Neil, Hennepin County Probation

Rep. Smith laid HF2837 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Meeting was adjourned at 12:03 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant