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Public Safety and Civil Justice

ELEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 20, 2007

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES



Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members Present: Members Excused:
Mullery, Chair Kalin, Vice Chair
Bigham Cornish
DeLaForest Holberg
Emmer Smith
Hilstrom
Johnson
Kohls
Kranz
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Westrom


A quorum was present.

HF492 (Haws): A bill for an act relating to public safety; providing funding to counties for housing short-term felony offenders; creating a short-term offender advisory task force; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 241.

Chair Mullery moved HF492 before the committee.

Representative Haws presented HF492.

Chair Mullery moved the H0492DE1 delete everything amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mullery moved that HF492, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF684 (Paymar): A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for reimbursements to counties for costs associated with housing short-term offenders.

Representative Paymar presented HF684.

Representative Paymar moved that HF684 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Public Safety and Civil Justice Finance Division.

Testifying for HF492 and HF684:
Steven Borchart, Olmsted County Sheriff (Chair, Legislative Affairs, Minnesota Sheriff's Association)
Jan Parker, Ramsey County Commissioner
Chris Crutchfield, Deputy Director, Ramsey County Corrections
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Page 2



Representative Johnson moved approval of the Minutes for February 15, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 P.M.


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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR


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

HF492 (Haws) Counties provided funding for housing short-term felony offenders, short-term offender advisory task force created, and money appropriated.
HF684 (Paymar) Appropriating money for reimbursements to counties for costs associated with housing short-term offenders.
HF49 (Lesch) has been removed from agenda