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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY & CRIME PREVENTION POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cornish, Chair of the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on March 12, 2015 in Hearing Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Cornish, Chair
Johnson, B, Vice Chair
Considine
Dehn
Hertaus
Hilstrom
Howe
Lohmer
Lucero
Newberger
O’Neill
Quam
Rosenthal
Schoen














Ward
Winkler
Zerwas

Representative Cornish called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative O’Neill moved that the minutes from the March 11, 2015 meeting be approved.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0372 (Nash): Notice of possession of firearms at the Capitol complex requirement amended.

Representative Cornish moved that HF 0372 be passed and referred to the general register.

Testifying in favor of HF 0372:
Andrew Rothman, President of Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Lieutenant Colonel Shelly Schlofer, Minnesota State Patrol

Testifying in opposition of HF 0372:
Joan Peterson, Protect Minnesota/Brady Campaign
Bill Krause, Plymouth, MN

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF 0372 be passed and referred to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1434 (Anderson): Suppressor possession and use prohibition repealed, chief law enforcement officers required to complete federal certifications relating to suppressors in a timely manner, and appeal process for denial of certification provided.

Representative Howe moved HF 1434 to be passed and referred to the general register.

Testifying in favor of HF 1434:
Andrew Rothman, President of Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Luke Soderling, Permit to Carry Instructor
Kevin Vick, Lakeville, MN
Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of American Suppressor Association
Tim Spreck, Minnesota Weapons Collectors
Nicholas Pederson, St. Paul, MN
Josh Freelick, Ham Lake, MN

Testifying in opposition of HF 1434:
Heather Martens, Executive Director of Protect Minnesota
Richard Mason, Retired General Surgeon
Joan Peterson, Protect Minnesota/Brady Campaign
Cathryn Perna, Protect Minnesota
Kyla Cromer, Minneapolis, MN
Larry Parks, Plymouth, MN
Bill Krause, Plymouth, MN

Representative Considine motioned to table discussions on HF 1434.

Representative Cornish called for a recess at 12:05, until 4:15 P.M.

Representative Cornish reconvened the meeting at 4:22 P.M.

Representative Considine withdrew his motion to table discussions on HF 1434.

Representative Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF 1434 as follows:
Line 3.21 strike “or” insert “and”

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howe renewed his motion to pass HF 1434, as amended, and refer to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson assumed the gavel at 5:10 P.M.

HF 0830 (Lucero): Federal Gun Control Act; firearm sale and purchase permitted in any state where lawful under the act.

Representative Lucero moved that HF 0830 be passed and referred to the general register.

Testimonies on HF 0830 presented by:
Heather Calio, National Rifle Association
Andrew Rothman, President of Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance

Representative Lucero renewed his motion to pass HF 0830, and refer to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 P.M.





Representative Tony Cornish, Chair




Simon Gottlieb, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF372 (Nash) - Firearm notice of possession at the Capitol complex requirement amended.
  • HF830 (Lucero) - Federal Gun Control Act; firearm sale and purchase permitted in any state where lawful under the act.
  • HF1434 (Anderson) - Firearm suppressor possession and use prohibition repealed, chief law enforcement officers required to complete federal certifications relating to suppressors in a timely manner, and appeal process for denial of certification provided.
House TV Video:
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02:10 - Gavel.
03:16 - Comments by the Chair.
07:01 - HF372 (Nash) Notice of possession of firearms at the Capitol complex requirement amended.
40:03 - HF1434 (Anderson) Suppressor possession and use prohibition repealed, chief law enforcement officers required to complete federal certifications relating to suppressors in a timely manner, and appeal process for denial of certification provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.