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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FIFTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 28, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH 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 fiftieth meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 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. Newman moved approval of the minutes of March 23, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF1443 (Emmer) relating to Voter registration proof of citizenship and picture identification required, and identification cards provided at no charge to specified individuals.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF1443 with the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF1443, be recommended, to pass, as amended, and be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Smith removed HF3312 (Holberg) relating to Commercial driver's license revocation provision federal conformity provided, and definitions and driver's license content modified as amended, from the table.

Rep. Smith moved to pass HF3312, as amended, and be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Cornish moved HF3389 (Cornish) relating to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension name and event index service classified.

Rep. Cornish presented HF3389.

Rep. Smith laid HF3389 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Cornish moved HF3359 (Cornish) relating to Criminal and Justice Information Policy Group member added.

Rep. Cornish presented HF3359.

Rep. Smith laid HF3359 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.



Rep. Johnson moved HF3987 (Johnson) relating to public safety appropriations modified; various state agencies, programs, and activities money transfers provided; certain programs established, regulated, and modified; and money appropriated.

Rep. Johnson presented HF3987.

Testifying on HF3987:

Mike Beard, State Representative
Tony Cornish, State Representative
Tim O’Malley, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Lisa Cornelius, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Neil Melton, POST Board
Kevin Kajer, Chief Administrator, Board on Public Defense
Doug Meslow, State Representative
Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Scott Newman, State Representative
David Paul, Board on Judicial Standards

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Steve Smith, State Representative

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith laid HF3987 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith moved HF3572 (Entenza) relating to bomb squad reimbursement for out-of-area calls for assistance increased and money appropriated.

Testifying on HF3572:

Marty Early, Bloomington Bomb Squad
John Laux, Chief, Blooming Police Department

Rep. Smith laid HF3572 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.


Rep. Murphy moved HF3869 (Murphy) relating to Victim Intervention Program, Inc., funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Murphy presented HF3869.

Testifying on HF3869:

Susie Maher, VIPI Board Member
Tim Lynch, Commander, St. Paul Homicide Division

Rep. Smith laid HF3689 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Paymar moved HF3320 relating to Ramsey County; safe harbor for sexually exploited youth pilot project established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Paymar presented HF3320.

Testifying on HF3320:

Laurel Edinburgh, Midwest Children’s Resource Center


The meeting was recessed and later adjourned at 11:40 a.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR

David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant