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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 03, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 3, 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 Considine moved that the minutes from the February 25, 2015 meeting be approved.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Johnson assumed the gavel at 10:18 A.M.

HF 0783 (Cornish): Fourth-degree assault protections expanded to employees supervising and working directly with mentally ill and dangerous patients.

Representative Cornish moved to pass HF 0783 and refer to the HHS Reform Committee.

Testimony on HF 0783 presented by:
Ethan Vogel, Legislative Representative for AFSCME Council 5

Representative Cornish renewed his motion to pass HF 0783 and refer to the HHS Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:30 A.M.

HF 0969 (Hertaus): Offenders placed on intensive supervised release from prison required to be place on electronic monitoring immediately upon release.

Representative Hertaus moved HF 969 to pass and move to the general register.

Representative Hertaus moved to orally amend HF 969 as follows:
Page 1, Line 13 after “agent” insert “,or the agent’s designee,”

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimonies on HF 0969 presented by:
Ron Solheid, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Corrections
John Gleason, St. Cloud, MN
Julie Gleason, St. Cloud, MN

Representative Hertaus moved that HF 0969, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 0323 (Howe): Wages and payroll payment and payroll deductions modified.

Representative Howe moved that HF 0323 be passed and referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

Representative Howe moved the DE1-2 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimonies on HF 0323 presented by:
Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Dave Ganfield, President of Apple Valley Fire Fighter Relief Association
Ben Weeks, House Research Analyst

Representative Howe renewed his motion to pass HF 0323, as amended, and be referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1077 (Schoen): Technical changes to Minnesota Statutes made resulting from repeal of outdated and redundant statutes relating to public safety.

Representative Schoen moved HF 1077 to be laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 1077 was laid over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill.

HF 1140 (Schoen): Untested sexual assault test kits accounted for, and report required.

Representative Schoen moved to pass HF 1140 and move to the general register.

Representative Schoen moved the A1 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schoen moved to orally amend the A1 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 1.14, before “kit” insert “untested rape” in both instances.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimonies on HF 1140 presented by:
James Haggar, Volunteer, Rape Kit Action Project
Emma Greenman, Civil Litigator
Caroline Palmer, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Jim Franklin, Executive Director of Minnesota Sheriff’s Association

Representative Schoen renewed his motion to move HF 1140, as amended, to the general register.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:39 A.M.





Representative Tony Cornish, Chair




Simon Gottlieb, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF783 (Cornish) - Fourth-degree assault protections expanded to employees supervising and working directly with mentally ill and dangerous patients.
  • HF969 (Hertaus) - Offenders placed on intensive supervised release from prison required to be placed on electronic monitoring immediately upon release.
  • HF323 (Howe) - Wages and payroll payment and payroll deductions modified.
  • HF1077 (Schoen) - Technical changes made to Minnesota Statutes resulting from repeal of outdated and redundant statutes relating to public safety.
  • HF1140 (Schoen) - Untested sexual assault test kits accounted for, and report required.
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