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Public Safety and Civil Justice

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 04, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Mullery, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:40 P.M. on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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


A quorum was present.

HF 3204 (Cornish): A bill for an act relating to traffic regulations; providing for exemptions to vehicle window glazing restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.71, subdivision 4.

Representative Cornish moved adoption of HF 3204DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Michele Tuchner, Major, Minnesota State Patrol

Representative Mullery moved that HF 3204, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Smith assumed the chair 12:52 P.M.

HF 2735 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; funding peace officer training inmanaging and policing citizens with mental and emotional problems; appropriating funds.

Representative Mullery presented HF 2735.

Representative Mullery moved that HF 2735 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying for the bill:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Steve Wickelgren, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, March 4, 2008
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Mark Anderson, Barbara Schneider Foundation

Chair Smith reiterated Representative Mullery's motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mullery resumed the chair at 1:14 P.M.

HF 2141 (Dominguez): A bill for an act relating to landlord and tenant; requiring expungement of court eviction records after one year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 504B.241, subdivision 4.

Representative Johnson moved HF 2141 before the committee.

Representative Dominguez presented the bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Jermone Love, United Citizens Commission
Guy Gambill, Citizen, Minneapolis

Testifying against the bill:
Jack Horner, Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
Mark Otress, Minnesota Multi-Housing Association

Representative Mullery moved that HF 2141 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

HF 2168 (Kahn): A bill for an act relating to agriculture; providing for the development and regulation of an industrial hemp industry; authorizing rulemaking; providing a defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp; modifying the definition of marijuana; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 18J.01; 18J.02; 18J.03; 18J.04, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 18J.05, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; 18J.06; 18J.07, subdivisions 3, 4, 5; 18J.09; 18J.11, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 152.01, subdivision 9; 375.30, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18K.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF 2168 before the committee.

Representative Kahn presented her bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota

Testifying against the bill:
Robert Bushman, President, Minnesota Police and Peace Office Association

The meeting was recessed at 2 P.M.
The meeting was reconvened at 2:15 P.M. in the Basement Hearing Room in the State Office Building.

Consideration of HF 2168 resumed.

Testifying against the bill:
Rebecca Howell, Sgt., Wright County Sheriff's Department
Frank Dolejsi, Director, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Saint Paul

Representative Mullery moved that HF 2168 be recommend to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections.

Representative Lesch requested a roll call vote.



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The clerk called the roll and the results were as follows:

AYES NAYS EXCUSED
Mullery, Chair Bigham Hilstrom
DeLaForest Cornish Holberg
Johnson Emmer Kohls
Kranz Kalin Sailer
Lesch Olin Smith
Lillie Simon Westrom
Paymar

There being 7 Ayes and 6 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin assumed the chair at 2:45 P.M.

HF 2696 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; requiring the Department of Corrections to reimburse police departments for the cost of predatory offender community notification hearings; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.052, subdivision 4.

Representative Mullery moved that HF 2696 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with the further recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Public Safety and Civil Justice Finance Division.

Representative Mullery presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Shari Grey, Commander, Saint Paul Police Department.

Testifying against the bill:
Ken Mezz, Director of Administrative Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Representative Kalin reiterated Representative Mullery’s motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 P.M.


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Representative Joe Mullery, Chair


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Brian McLafferty, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:32 - Gavel, and discussion of HF3204 (Cornish) Vehicle window glazing restriction exemptions provided.
16:29 - HF2735 (Mullery) Peace officer training in managing and policing citizens with mental and emotional problems funding provided, and money appropriated.
38:20 - HF2141 (Dominguez) Eviction records expungement required after one year.
1:13:02 - HF2168 (Kahn) Hemp industry development and regulation provided, possession and cultivation of industrial hemp defense provided, and definition of marijuana modified.
The committee went into recess.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.
The audio of the evening continuation of this meeting is available on the House Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee's Audio Archives Web page: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/audio/archivescomm.asp?comm=6000&ls_year=85


HF2141(Dominguez) Requiring expungement of court eviction records after one year;
HF2168 (Kahn) Providing for the development and regulation of an industrial hemp industry; authorizing rulemaking; providing a defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp; modifying the definition of marijuana;
HF2696 (Mullery) Requiring the Department of Corrections to reimburse police departments for the cost of predatory offender community notification hearings;
HF2735 (Mullery) Funding peace officer training in managing and policing citizens with mental and emotional problems; appropriating funds;
HF3204 (Cornish) Providing for exemptions to vehicle window glazing restrictions;


**HF2996 (Paymar) has been removed from the agenda.
**HF3527 (Mullery) has been removed from the agenda.