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Public Safety and Civil Justice

TWELFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 22, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 Thursday, February 22, 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
Emmer
Hilstrom
Holberg
Johnson
Kohls
Kranz
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Smith
Westrom


A quorum was present.

HF 1123 (Bigham): A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying authority of Department of Public Safety to disclose driving record information to law enforcement agencies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.12, by adding a subdivision.

Representative Bigham presented HF 1123.

Testifying for the bill:
Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services, Department of Public Safety

Chair Mullery moved the bill be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee bill.

HF 1118 (Bigham): A bill for an act relating to corrections; requiring predatory offender registration database checks for persons booked at jails; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 641.05.

Representative Bigham presented HF 1118.

Testifying for the bill:
AnnMarie O'Neill, Supervisor, Predatory Offender Registration Unit, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Chair Mullery moved the bill be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee bill.

HF 867 (Bigham): A bill for an act relating to crime; amending the crime of burglary in the second degree; prescribing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 609.581, by adding subdivisions; 609.582, subdivision 2.

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Thursday, February 22, 2007
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Representative Bigham presented HF 867.

Representative Bigham moved adoption of the H0867A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bigham moved adoption of the H0867A3 (Emmer) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying for the bill:
Todd Herber, Principal, Oltman Junior High, Cottage Grove
Tony Zdroik, Chief, Juvenile Division, Washington County Attorney’s Office

Chair Mullery moved the bill, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee bill.

Representative Kalin moved approval of the Minutes for February 20, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 49 (Lesch): A bill for an relating to public nuisances; providing that certain gang behavior is a public nuisance; authorizing injunctive relief and other remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 617.

Representative Lesch presented HF 49.

Testifying for the bill:
Gary Schiff, Minneapolis City Council Member
Bill Ziegler, Executive Director, Little Earth
Mike Martin, Captain, Minneapolis Police Department
John Choi, St. Paul City Attorney

Testifying against the bill:
Todd Liljenquist, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Multi-Housing Association

Because of time constraints, the following witnesses were recognized and their positions on the bill noted, though no actual testimony was taken.

Supporting the bill:
Sgt. Rich Straka, St. Paul Police Department
Lt. Jim Heimerl, Metro Gang Strike Force, Minneapolis Police Department

Chair Mullery moved the bill be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2 P.M.

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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR


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

HF867 (Bigham) Burglary in the second degree crime definition modified.
HF1123 (Bigham) Driving record information disclosure to law enforcement required.
HF1118 (Bigham) Predatory offender registration database checks required for persons booked at jails.
HF49 (Lesch) Criminal gang behavior defined as a public nuisance, and injunctive relief and other remedies authorized.
HF767 (Dominguez) Has been removed from the agenda.