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Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 21, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SEVENTH 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-seventh meeting to order at 10:21 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 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


Rep. Eastlund moved approval of the minutes of March 16, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented the Public Safety Bonding Recommendations to committee.

Rep. Hilstrom moved approval of the Public Safety Bonding Recommendations to Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of Department of Correction Deficiency Request.

Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Lisa Cornelius, Asst. Commissioner, Department of Corrections

Rep. Cornish moved HF2812 (Cornish) relating to blood testing requirements for individuals whose bodily fluids contact peace officers established.

Rep. Cornish presented HF2812.

Testifying on HF2812:

Mike Asleson, Major, Minnesota State Patrol

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that HF2812 be recommended to pass and that it be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF2585 (Holberg) relating to CIBRS (Comprehensive Incident-Based Reporting System) access authorized for the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

Rep. Holberg presented HF2585.

Testifying on HF2585:

Cari Gerlicher, Director, Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2585 with the A06-1227 amendment (see attached):

Rep. Smith moved to orally amend the A06-1227 Amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion on the A06-1227 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF2585 as amended:

Rich Neumeister, Citizen

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2585 be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF3288 (Holberg) relating to Statewide Radio Board membership expanded to include Metropolitan Council chair or designee.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3288 with the H3288 A1 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Holberg presented HF3288.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF3288 be recommended to pass, as amended, and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Meslow moved HF3415 relating to criminal sexual conduct victim notification when prosecutor declines prosecution or dismisses charges required.

Rep. Meslow presented HF3415

Testifying on HF3415

Paula Weber, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Public Safety

Rep. Meslow renewed his motion that HF3415 be recommended to pass, and that it be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting was recessed until the call of the Chair at 11:23 a.m.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 4:42 p.m. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF3308 (Smith) relating to immigration, human trafficking, drivers' license and identification, and sanctuary cities regulation and enforcement provided; and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith presented HF3308.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3308 with the A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3308 with the A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Testifying on HF3308:

John S. Mickman, Mickman Brothers, Inc., Landscapes for Living
Rich Neumeister, Citizen Advocate
Professor Virgil O. Wiebe, University of St. Thomas, Clinical Education
Cheryl Thomas, Women’s Human Rights Program, Advocates for Human Rights
Professor Katherine Fennelly, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs
Teresa Nelson, Minnesota Civil Liberties Union
Rev. Chris Becker, Peace Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights
Javier Morillo, President, Local 26, SEIU
Tony Arellano, Citizen Activist, concern about “status check” provision
Ellen Sampson, Attorney, Leonard, Street & Deinard
Commander Bill Martinez, St. Paul Police Department
Bill Gillespie, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Harlan Johnson, Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association

Michael Campion, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety


Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF3308 pass, without recommendation, to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant