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Public Safety and Civil Justice

EIGHTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 06, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES



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
Bigham
Cornish
DeLaForest
Emmer
Hilstrom
Holberg
Johnson, S.
Kohls
Kranz
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon


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
Holberg Cornish
Kohls Hilstrom
Kranz Johnson, S
Olin Kalin
Lesch
Lillie
Paymar
Sailer
Simon





Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee Minutes
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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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
Cornish Holberg
Hilstrom Kohls
Johnson, S Kranz
Kalin Olin
Lesch
Lillie
Paymar
Sailer
Simon



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.


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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR



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Vickie Benson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF457 (Gardner) Expanding an existing law enforcement tool regarding recordkeeping of purchases by scrap metal dealers
HF584 (Mullery) Increasing penalties for trespass and theft of copper wiring