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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 10:17 A.M. on March 17, 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
Zerwas

Members excused:
Winkler

Representative Cornish called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Ward moved that the minutes from the March 12, 2015 meeting be approved.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1354 (Hackbarth): Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty.

Representative Hilstrom moved to pass HF 1354 to be referred to the Government Operations and Election Policy Committee.

Testifying in favor of HF 1354:
George Esbensen, Eden Prairie, MN Fire Chief
Jay Wood, Plato, MN Fire Chief
Bill Murd, Minnesota State Fire Department Association
Mark Rosenblum, President of Minnesota State Fire Department Association
Kevin Schroeder, Cloquet Area Fire District

Testifying in opposition of HF 1434:
Laura Kushner, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Hilstrom renewed her motion to pass HF 1354 to be referred to the Government Operations and Election Policy Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Informational hearing on HF 1286 alongside HF 1354 (Gruenhagen): Families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty provided continued health insurance coverage.

HF 1232 (Quam): Data privacy, predatory offender registration, evidence, crime victim protections, and criminal defenses relating to sex trafficking provisions modified; and new criminal penalties created.

Representative Quam moved to pass HF 1232 to be referred to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

Testimonies on HF 1232 presented by:
Caroline Palmer, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Stephanie Holt, Mission 21
Sergeant Grant Snyder, Detective, Minneapolis Police Department
Susan Segal, Minneapolis City Attorney

Vice Chair Johnson assumed the gavel at 10:43 A.M.

Chair Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:48 A.M.

Representative Quam renewed his motion to pass HF 1232 to be referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0031 (Quam): Economic crime victims aided, public outreach initiatives provided, and identity theft passport authorized.

Representative Quam moved to pass HF 0031 to be referred to the Government Operations and Election Policy Committee.

Representative Quam moved the DE1 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimonies on HF 0031 presented by:
Raeone Magnuson, Director of the Office of Justice Programs
Suzanne Elwell, Director of Crime Victims Justice Unit

Representative Quam moved to pass HF 0031, as amended, to be referred to the Government Operations and Election Policy Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Informational hearing on HF 1255 (Hertaus): DWI law alcohol concentration standard for enhanced criminal penalties lowered, license plate impoundment to all DWI offenders applied, providing that DWI offenders are not required to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement, DWI ignition interlock program participants not required to obtain limited driver's license as a condition of participating, DWI offenders allowed to pay license reinstatement fees and surcharges in installments, and DWI ignition interlock program specified participants must present a noncancelable insurance certificate as prerequisite to participation.

Testimonies on HF 1255 presented by:
Nancy Johnson, Minnesota DWI Task Force
Jody Oscarson, Office of Traffic Safety

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 P.M.



Representative Tony Cornish, Chair




Simon Gottlieb, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1354 (Hackbarth) - Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty.
  • HF1286 (Gruenhagen) - Families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty provided continued health insurance coverage.
  • HF31 (Quam) - Identity theft victims working group established to recommend services, advocacy, and verification tools or programs; and report required.
  • HF1232 (Quam) - Data privacy, predatory offender registration, evidence, crime victim protections, and criminal defenses relating to sex trafficking provisions modified; and new criminal penalties created.
  • HF1255 (Hertaus) - Driving while impaired; various DWI provisions modified relating to standards, license plate impoundment, driver's license reinstatement, ignition interlock program, and fees and surcharges.
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