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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 23, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 10:23 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 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. Meslow moved approval of the minutes of March 22, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF3713 (Smith) relating to fire safety account established from revenues on fire premiums and assessments, fire insurance tax abolished, policyholder surcharge established, and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF3713, be recommended, to pass, and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF3299 (Powell) relating to secondary public safety answering points added to 911 emergency communication system.

Rep. Powell presented HF3299.

Testifying on HF3299:

Buck Malpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Rep. Smith laid HF3299 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Meslow moved HF3647 (Meslow) relating to driving while impaired provisions expanded to include any drug or its metabolite, and clarifying language provided.

Rep. Meslow presented HF3647.

Testifying on HF3647:

Steve Simon, Chair, DWI Task Force

Rep. Smith laid HF3647 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Meslow moved HF3540 (Meslow) relating to career offender sentencing law modified, patterned offender sentencing law recodified, and Blakely hearing provision sunset provision removed.

Rep. Meslow presented HF3540.

Testifying on HF3540:

Pete Cahill, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
John Stuart, State Public Defender

Rep. Smith laid HF3540 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Soderstrom moved HF3414 (Soderstrom) relating to juvenile history data retention for purposes of predatory offender registration authorized.

Rep. Smith laid HF3414 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF3197 (Smith) relating to domestic fatality review team pilot project in the fourth judicial district extended.

Testifying on HF3197:

Tim Reardon, Hennepin County Domestic Fatality Review Team

Rep. Eastlund laid HF3197 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF3005 (Smith) relating to sex offender assessment reimbursement grant appropriation technical correction provided.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3005 with the A1 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith presented HF3005.

Testifying on HF3005:

Mark Thompson, Hennepin County Court Administrator

Rep. Eastlund laid HF3005, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Public Safety omnibus bill.

Rep. Ellison moved HF3679 (Ellison) relating to Hennepin County fine distribution provided.

Rep. Ellison presented HF3679.

Testifying on HF3679:

Mark Thompson, Hennepin County Court Administrator

Rep. Eastlund laid HF3679 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Davnie presented an informational overview of the DE2 amendment for HF1943.

Rep. Smith moved HF3506 (Zellers) relating to career offender sentencing law modified, counterfeiting federal currency crime established, federal law enforcement officer definition updated, and criminal penalties imposed.

Rep. Zellers presented HF3506.

Rep. Smith laid HF3506 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved HF3258 (Brod) relating to abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.


Rep. Brod presented HF3258.

Testifying on HF3258:

Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
David Schultz, Professor, Hamline University
Connie Perpich, SR Legislative Director, Planned Parenthood

Paymar moved to orally amend HF 3258 as follows:

Delete Section 2, Subdivision 4 and 5 and Section 4 in its entirety.

Rep. Paymar requested a roll call vote.


Nayes Ayes

SMITH, Steve, Chair ELLISON, Keith
EASTLUND, Rob, HILSTROM, Debra
CORNISH, Tony NELSON, Michael
JOHNSON, Jeff PAYMAR, Michael
MESLOW, Doug
MURPHY, Mary
NEWMAN, Scott
SODERSTROM, Judy


With 8 Nayes and 4 Ayes, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF3258 be recommended to pass, and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.

Rep. Soderstrom requested a roll call vote.


Ayes Nayes

SMITH, Steve, Chair ELLISON, Keith
EASTLUND, Rob, HILSTROM, Debra
CORNISH, Tony NELSON, Michael
JOHNSON, Jeff PAYMAR, Michael
MESLOW, Doug
MURPHY, Mary
NEWMAN, Scott
SODERSTROM, Judy


With 8 Ayes and 4 Nayes, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed and later adjourned at 12:12 p.m.


REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant