STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:40 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Members Present: Members Excused:
Mullery (Chair) Smith
Kalin (Vice-Chair) Westrom
A quorum was present.
HF 457 (Gardner): A bill for an act related to public safety; expanding an existing law enforcement tool regarding record keeping of purchases by scrap metal dealers; requiring registration; providing penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325E.21.
Chair Mullery moved the bill and the A07-0019 delete everything amendment before the committee.
Representative Gardner presented HF 457. Testifying in favor:
Doug Holton, St. Paul Fire Chief
Tom Deegan, Manager, Problem Properties Unit, City of Minneapolis
Nyle Zikmund, Spring Lake Park Fire Chief (representing Minnesota's fire chiefs, fire marshals, and fire departments)
Don Vry, Aggregate Industries
Robert Skonira, Inspector, Minneapolis Police Department
Phil Hafvenstein, Manager, Intellectual Properties, Minneapolis Police Department
Also testifying on the bill with some concerns:
Mindy Isaacs, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Representative Kohls moved to lay the bill on the table and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS EXCUSED
DeLaForest Mullery, Chair Smith
Emmer Bigham Westrom
Kranz Johnson, S
Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee Minutes
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
On a vote of 11 Nays and 6 Ayes, the MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Chair Mullery moved the A07-0019 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Mullery moved that HF457, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs.
Representative Kohls requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS EXCUSED
Mullery DeLaForest Smith
Bigham Emmer Westrom
Johnson, S Kranz
On a vote of 11 Ayes and 6 Nays, the MOTION PREVAILED.
HF584 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for metal theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.52, subdivision 3.
Chair Mullery moved to lay HF 584 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 P.M.
REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR
Vickie Benson, Committee Legislative Assistant