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Public Safety and Civil Justice

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 01, 2007

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES



Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:50 P.M. on Thursday, March 1, 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
Bigham
Cornish
DeLaForest
Emmer
Hilstrom
Holberg
Johnson
Kohls
Kranz
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Westrom



A quorum was present.

Representative Holberg moved approval of the Minutes for February 27, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF 455 (Murphy, M): A bill for an act relating public defense; updating and clarifying public defense provisions of law; eliminating defendant representation co-payments; providing for appointment of a chief public defender; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 270A.03, subdivision 5; 611.14; 611.17; 611.20, subdivision 6; 611.215, subdivisions 1, 1a; 611.23; 611.24; 611.25, subdivision 1; 611.26, subdivisions 2, 6, 7; 611.27, subdivisions 13, 15; 611.35; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 611.20, subdivision 5.

Representative Holberg moved HF 455 before the committee.

Representative Holberg moved the H0455DE1 delete everything amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murphy, M., presented the bill, as amended.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Kevin Kajer, Chief Administrator, Minnesota Board of Public Defense

Representative Holberg moved that HF 455, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1008 (Johnson): A bill for an act relating to public safety; changing certain background check requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 260C.209, subdivision 3.

Representative Johnson presented HF 1008.


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Thursday, March 1, 2007
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Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Julie LeTourneau Lackner, CJIS Manager, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Representative Johnson moved that HF 1008 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 505 (Hilstrom): A bill for an act relating to harassment; authorizing use of restraining orders against Internet and other computer systems publishing harassing information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.748, subdivisions 1, 5.

Representative Hilstrom moved adoption of the A07-0152 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilstrom presented HF 505.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Al Zdrazil, Attorney General's Office

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

HF 1166 (Haws): A bill for an relating to traffic regulations; imposing petty misdemeanor penalty for certain motor vehicle hit-and-run offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.09, by adding a subdivision.

Chair Mullery moved HF 1166 before the committee.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the H1166A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Haws presented HF 1166, as amended.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Lt. Jim Mortenson, St. Cloud Police Department

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


The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 P.M.


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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR


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

HF455 (Murphy, M.) Public defense provisions of law updated and clarified, defendant representation co-payments eliminated, and chief public defender appointment provided.
HF505 (Hilstrom) Restraining orders authorized against Internet providers or other computer systems publishing harassing information.
HF1008 (Johnson) Child placement background check requirements modified.
HF1166 (Haws) Motor vehicle hit-and-run petty misdemeanor imposed for certain offenses.