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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 22, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 22, 2016 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
Flanagan
Hertaus
Hilstrom
Howe
Lohmer
Lucero
Newberger
O’Neill
Quam
Rosenthal
Schoen















Ward
Zerwas

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

Representative Considine moved the minutes of March 17, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2810 (Howe): Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.

Representative Howe moved HF2810 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Howe moved the HF2810 DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF2810 presented by:
Chris Parsons, President of the Minnesota Professional Firefighters
Crawford Weistling, National Fallen Firefighters Association Advocate
Michael Smith, President St. Paul Fire Fighters IAFF, Local #28
Dennis Flaherty, Executive Director of Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Howe renewed his motion to pass HF2810, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3223 (Miller): Housing offenders in nonpublicly owned facilities authorized.

Representative Cornish moved HF3223 to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Testimony on HF3223 presented by:
Roman Fidler, City Clerk/Treasurer, City of Appleton
Gary Hendrickx, Swift County Commissioner
Jennifer Frost, Executive Director, Swift County Rural Development Authority
Vicki Oakes, Community Development Coordinator
Paul Raymo, Appleton Area Chamber of Commerce
Ron Ronning, Appleton
Jackie Sigdahl, Appleton

Representative Cornish called the meeting to recess at 11:10 A.M.

Representative Cornish called the meeting back to order at 12:00 P.M

Additional testimony on HF3223 presented by:
Tom Roy, Commissioner, Department of Corrections
Nekima Levy-Pounds, President of the Minneapolis NAACP
Brian Herron, Reverend, ISAIAH
Nazim Fakir, Reverend, ISAIAH
Tommy Franklin, Justice For All Organizer, Take Action Minnesota
Adam Weinzetl, Student, University of St. Thomas
Joe Broge, Correctional Officer at Stillwater Prison
Roxanne O’Brien, Minneapolis

Representative Hilstrom moved the HF3223 DE1 Amendment. Representative Hilstrom requested a roll call vote.

Additional testimony on HF3223 presented by:
Betty Ellison, ISAIAH
Darnella Wade, Welfare Rights Committee
Vanessa Taylor, Black Liberation Project

The results of roll call vote were as follows:

AYES NAYS
Considine Cornish
Dehn Johnson
Flanagan Hertaus
Hilstrom Howe
Rosenthal Lohmer
Schoen Lucero
Ward Newberger
O’Neill
Quam
Zerwas

On a vote of 7 AYES and 10 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF3223 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Hilstrom requested a roll call on HF3223. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS
Cornish Considine
Johnson Dehn
Hertaus Flanagan
Howe Hilstrom
Lohmer Rosenthal
Lucero Schoen
Newberger Ward
O’Neill
Quam
Zerwas

On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 P.M.







Representative Tony Cornish, Chair




Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2810 (Howe) - Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.
  • HF3223 (Miller) - Housing offenders in nonpublicly owned facilities authorized.
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01:37 - Gavel.
03:54 - HF2810 (Howe) Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.
26:18 - HF3223 (Miller) Housing offenders in nonpublicly owned facilities authorized.
The committee recessed.
Runs 53 minutes.