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Minnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Finance

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 04, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 fifty-third meeting to order at 10:23 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 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 29, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Newman moved approval of the minutes of March 30, 2006, Public Safety Policy and Finance Meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF2116 (Emmer) relating to Campaign finance disclosure requirements modified, independent political party expenditures limited, electioneering communications regulated, specified expenditure limits increased, and online campaign finance working group established.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2116 with the A1 amendment (see attached): MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2116 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith moved HF2912 (Seifert) relating to court collection of information from defendants for debt collection purposes required, penalties for false information established, and Supreme Court directed to adopt rules.

Rep. Seifert presented HF2912.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2912 with the DE1 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith laid HF2912, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill


Mary Kiffmeyer, Secretary of State presented language on address confidentiality program.

Also testifying on this language:

Lonna Stevens, Coalition for Battered Woman
Jim Hanson, Secretary of State’s Office

Rep. Eastlund assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF2954 (Smith) relating to cell phone use by drivers under age 18 petty misdemeanor offense provided.

Rep. Smith presented HF2951.

Rep. Eastlund laid HF2951 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith moved HF2843 (Kohls) relating to identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.

Rep. Kohls presented HF2843.

Testifying on HF2843:

Shirley Alexander, AARP
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association
Sarah Janacek, Consumer Data Association

Rep. Smith laid HF2843 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Johnson, J. moved SF785 (Johnson) relating to restricted video games sale or rental prohibition.

Rep. Johnson presented SF785.

Testifying on SF785:

Deborah Beyer, Entertainment Software Association
Buzz Anderson, MN Retailers Association
Craig Belisle, Citizen


Rep. Smith recessed the meeting to the call of the Chair.

Rep. Smith reconvened the meeting at 12:56 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room.



Rep. Johnson renewed his motion that SF785 be recommended to pass, and that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Smith moved HF3796 (Hoppe) relating to aiding and offender crime venue expanded.

Rep. Hoppe presented HF3796

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3796 with the A1 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith laid HF3796, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith moved HF3158 (Sykora) supervised visitation advisory committee established, marriage dissolution fees adjusted to fund parenting time centers, and money appropriated.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF3158 with the A4 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sykora presented HF3158.

Testifying on HF3158:

Dorie Twist, Hope Connection Safety Center
Joseph McClellan, Citizen
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Coalition of Battered Women
Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Program
Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Rep. Smith laid HF3158, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Newman moved HF3808 (Newman) relating to driving while impaired felony imposed following a prior conviction for criminal vehicular homicide involving impaired driving.

Rep. Newman moved to amend HF3808 with the A5 amendment: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Newman presented HF3808 as amended.

Rep. Smith laid HF3808, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Newman moved HF2615 (Newman) relating to no-fault automobile insurance clarified relating to the meaning of "arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor vehicle."

Rep. Newman presented HF2615.

Testifying on HF2615:

Joel Carlson, MN Trial Lawyers

Rep. Smith laid HF2615 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Cornish moved HF2775 (Cornsih) relating to public safety peer counseling and debriefing provisions modified.

Rep. Cornish presented HF2775.

Testifying on HF2775:

Patrick Kane, Director, St. Paul Police Department
Bill Gellespie, MPPOA

Rep. Smith laid HF2775 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Smith recessed the meeting until the Call of the Chair.

Rep. Smith reconvened the meeting in room 400N SOB at 2:39 p.m.


Rep. Smith moved HF1337 (McNamara0 relating to carbon monoxide alarms required in all dwellings.

Rep. McNamara presented HF1337.

Rep. Smith laid HF1337 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Meslow assumed the Chair.

Rep. Hilstrom moved HF3954 (Hilstrom) relating to Capitol Security Division of Public Safety Department security responsibilities clarified.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF3954 (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF3954 as amended:

Mark Macafee, AFSCME

Rep. Meslow laid HF3954, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Nelson moved HF3329 (Haws) relating to county booking fee increase authorized.

Rep. Haws presented HF3329.

Testifying on HF3329:

Joe Kustritz, Stearns County Assistant Jail Administrator

Rep. Meslow laid HF3329 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Hilstrom moved HF3344 (Hilstrom) relating to public defender representation right modified.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF3344.

Testifying on HF3344:

Terri Stoneburner, Judge, County Appeals

Rep. Smith assumed the Chair.

Rep. Smith laid HF3344 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.



Rep. Hilstrom moved HF3862 (Hilstrom) relating to CHIPS working group recommendations implementation funding provided to the Board of Public Defense, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF3862.

Testifying on HF3862:

Kevin Kajer, Public Defender Chief Administrator
John Tuma, MICA

Rep. Smith laid HF3862 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Soderstrom moved HF3813 (Soderstrom) relating to offender reentry pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Soderstrom presented HF3813

Testifying on HF3813:

Paul Kustermann, Executive Director, CTSI
Phil Drazkowski, CTSI
Steve Glaze, Citizen
Deanna Peterson, Citizen
Eric Jones, Citizen
Uriah Davis, Citizen
Paul Anderson, Citizen
Steve Borchardt, MN Sheriff’s Association

Rep. Smith laid HF3813 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Soderstrom presented HF2147

Rep. Soderstrom moved to amend HF2147 with the DE2 amendment (see attached): THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF2147:

Eric Jones, Citizen
Uriah Davis, Citizen
Paul Anderson, Citizen
Steve Borchardt, MN Sheriff’s Association

Rep. Smith laid HF3813 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.


Rep. Ellison moved HF3471 (Ellison) relating to hate crime and bias motivated crime penalties enhanced.

Rep. Ellison presented HF3471.

Testifying on HF3471:

Ronald Smith, Reverend, Unity Baptist Church
Nathan Khaliq, NAACP
Randolph Staten, Reverend

Rep. Smith laid HF3471 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Smith moved to reconsider HF2116 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Smith withdrew the A1 amendment.

Rep. Smith renewed his motion that HF2116 be recommended to pass and that it be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:07 p.m.



REP. STEVE SMITH, CHAIR


David Anderson
Committee Legislative Assistant