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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

TWENTY- EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY- EIGHTH 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 25, 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 24, 2015 meeting be approved.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1884 (Swedzinski): Learner’s permits for adults allowed as identification for the purchase of alcohol.

Representative Cornish moved to pass HF 1884 and move to the general register.

Testimony on HF 1884 presented by:
Sarah Psick, Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass HF 1884 and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0840 (Sanders): Election administration related provisions modified, including provisions related to school boards, voters, ballots, registration, violations, absentee ballots, candidates, vacancies, recounts, filling fees, and precincts; military and overseas absentee voting provisions modified; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provided; and various technical changes made.

Representative Cornish moved to reconsider HF 0840.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish moved HF 0840 to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1770 (Smith): Conciliation court provided jurisdiction to determine claims by a county against a nonresident.

Representative Cornish moved to pass HF 1770 and move to the general register.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass HF 1770 and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0805 (Youakim): Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.

Representative Cornish moved to pass HF 0805 and move to the general register.

Testimonies on HF 0805 presented by:
Heidi Haley-Franklin, Alzheimer’s Association
Janell Rasmussen, Amber Alert Coordinator at Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass HF 0805 and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0236 (Zerwas): Investigational drug, biological product, or device use permitted by eligible patients.

Representative Zerwas moved to pass HF 0236 and move to the general register.

Representative Zerwas moved to orally amend HF 0236 as follows:
Line 2.32 insert a period after “corrections” and strike everything after that
Line 2.33 Strike everything before the period.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to pass HF 0236, as amended, and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 0654 (Zerwas): Protection of addresses in legal proceedings for victims of violence clarified.

Representative Zerwas moved to pass HF 0654 and move to the general register.

Representative Zerwas moved the A3 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF 0654 presented by:
Julie Strother, Office of Secretary of State
Kevin Kajer, Board of Public Defense

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion to pass HF 0654, as amended and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1570 (Howe): Firefighters; licensure requirements modified, license reciprocity provided, and technical changes made.

Representative Howe moved to pass HF 1570 and move to the general register.

Representative Howe moved the A1 Amendment.

Testimony on HF 1570 presented by:
Brian Rice, Minnesota Professional Firefighters

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howe moved the A2 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howe renewed his motion to pass HF 1570, as amended, to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson assumed the gavel at 11:09 A.M.

HF 0291 (Cornish): Implied consent proceedings provided a necessity defense.

Representative Cornish moved to pass HF 0291 and move to the general register.

Representative Cornish moved the A1 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF 0291 presented by:
Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass HF 0291, as amended, and move to the general register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:12 A.M.



Representative Tony Cornish, Chair




Simon Gottlieb, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1884 (Swedzinski) - Learner's permits for adults allowed as identification for the purchase of alcohol.
  • HF1770 (Smith) - Conciliation court provided jurisdiction to determine claims by a county against a nonresident.
  • HF236 (Zerwas) - Investigational drug, biological product, or device use permitted by eligible patients.
  • HF654 (Zerwas) - Victims of violence address protection clarified in legal proceedings.
  • HF1570 (Howe) - Firefighter licensure requirements modified, license reciprocity provided, and technical changes made.
  • HF805 (Youakim) - Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.
  • HF291 (Cornish) - Traffic violations around school buses fine increased, penalties enhanced and minimum fines established for repeat violations of driving without a license, alcohol use by sensory testing service allowed, avian influenza emergency response funding extended, correctional industries revolving fund transfer provided to the general fund, and money appropriated.
Documents:

*HF805, HF1884, and HF1770 will be heard pending referral from other committees.