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Public Safety and Civil Justice

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 06, 2007

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES



Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Room 200 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.

Representative Lillie assumed the chair at 12:45.

HF 448 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; repealing the program that involved mailed demands that vehicle owners provide verification of auto insurance; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.796, subdivision 3; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 6, article 3, section 91.

Representative Mullery presented HF 448.

Representative Cornish moved that HF 448 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 230 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to crime; amending the predatory offender registration law for other offenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 243.167, subdivision 1.

Representative Mullery moved adoption of the H0230A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF 230.

Testifying for the bill:
John Zanmiller, Probation Officer, Hennepin County Community Corrections

Representative Cornish moved that HF 230 be recommended to pass, as amended, and when so passed, be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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HF 584 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for metal theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.52, subdivision 3.

Representative Mullery moved adoption of the H0584DE3 delete everything amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery presented HF 584.

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

Representative Mullery resumed the chair at 12:55 P.M.

HF 415 (Poppe): A bill for an relating to the environment; modifying exemptions to noise standards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 116.07, subdivision 2a.

Representative Johnson moved HF 415 before the committee.

Representative Johnson moved adoption of the H0415A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe presented HF 415, as amended.

Representative Johnson moved that HF 415 be reported to the House without recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1033 (Simon): A bill for an act relating to crime victims; expanding the protection against employer retaliation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 611A.036, subdivision 2, 7.

Representative Simon presented HF 1033.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Jennifer Nodes, Executive Director, Minnesota General Crime Victims Coalition
ÿ Dorian Eder, Systems Advocacy Coordinator, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Representative Simon moved that HF 1033 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1251 (Atkins): A bill for an act relating to civil actions; authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 72A; 540; 604.

Representative Smith moved HF 1251 before the committee.

Representative Atkins presented HF 1251.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Joe Golemo, Mendota Heights
ÿ Chris Messerly, Attorney, Robins Kaplan, and Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Testifying against the bill:
ÿ Richard Thomas, Co-Chair, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Law Improvement Committee
ÿ Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota
ÿ Patrick Sauter, Attorney, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Page 3




Representative Kohls moved adoption of the H1251A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Smith moved that HF 1251 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish moved approval of the Minutes for March 1, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 P.M.


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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR



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

HF230 (Mullery) Amending the predatory offender registration law for other offenses.
HF415 (Poppe) Modifying exemptions to noise standards.
HF448 (Mullery) Repealing the program that involved mailed demands that vehicle owners provide verification of auto insurance.
HF584 (Mullery) Increasing penalties for metal theft.
HF1033 (Simon) Expanding the protection against employer retaliation.
HF1251 (Atkins) Authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money.