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Public Safety and Civil Justice

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 23, 2007

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STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mullery, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:23 A.M. on Friday, March 23, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


PRESENT EXCUSED
Mullery (Chair) Kranz
Kalin (Vice-Chair)
Bigham
Cornish
DeLaForest
Emmer
Hilstrom
Holberg
Johnson
Kohls
Lesch
Lillie
Olin
Paymar
Sailer
Simon
Smith
Westrom



A quorum was present.

HF 584 (Mullery): A bill for an act relating to public safety; increasing penalties for metal theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.952, subdivision 3.

HF 584 was taken from the table.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the H0584A12 amendment to the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Paymar moved adoption of the H0584A14 amendment to the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilstrom moved adoption of the H0584A4 amendment to the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Westrom moved adoption of the H0584A3 amendment to the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. After some discussion and a commitment by Chair Mullery to look into the entire juvenile justice system over the interim, THE MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Hilstrom moved adoption of Representative Simon's A02 amendment to the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mullery moved to orally amend the H0584DE5 delete everything amendment as follows:


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Friday, March 23, 2007
Page 2


Pages 49 and 50, delete section 7

Pages 51 and 52, delete section 4

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENTS WERE INCORPORATED.

Chair Mullery moved that HF 584, as amended, be recommended to pass and 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. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1225 (Olin): A bill for an act relating to civil actions; modifying the limitation on actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property for certain actions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 541.051, subdivision 2.

HF 1225 was taken from the table.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the H1225DE1 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the H1225A1 amendment to the H1225DE1 delete everything amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mullery moved that HF 1225, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1053 (Olin): A bill for an act relating to crimes; making it a felony to commit theft of a computer that has identity information in its memory about the owner or any other person; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.52, subdivision 3.

Representative Olin presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ David Voigt, Deputy Minnesota Attorney General

Representative DeLaForest moved adoption of the H1053A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olin moved that HF 1053, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2290 (Sailer): A bill for an act relating to workers’ compensation; providing penalties for gaining improper access to medical records; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 176.178, by adding subdivisions.

Representative Sailer presented her bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Karl Knutsen, BMWE-Soo Line System Division; retired, railroad track workers

Representative Sailer moved the A07-0544 delete everything amendment.

Representative Sailer moved to orally amend the A07-0544 delete everything amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 10, delete everything after the period

Page 1, delete line 11

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Friday, March 23, 2007
Page 3



Representative Sailer moved adoption of the A07-0544 delete everything amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sailer moved that HF 2290, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1609 (Clark): A bill for an act relating to employment; protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 177.27, subdivisions 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 181.932, subdivision 1; 181.935; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 177; 181.

Representative Bigham moved the bill before the committee.

Testifying for the bill:
Patricia Beatty, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Bigham moved adoption of the H1609A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bigham moved that HF 1609, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:33 A.M.


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Representative Joe Mullery, Chair


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

HF1053 (Olin) Making it a felony to commit theft of a computer that has identity information in its memory about the owner or any other person;
HF1119 (Dill) Modifying definitions; providing for and modifying certain fees; modifying provisions for taking animals causing damage; modifying license and stamp provisions; modifying certain possession and taking restrictions; providing for an apprentice hunter validation; providing criminal and civil penalties
HF1609 (Clark) Protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties;
HF584 (Mullery) Omnibus Crime Bill; Increasing penalties for metal theft. *Continued discussion, if necessary, of amendments from Thursday night.*
HF1225 (Olin) Omnibus Real Property Bill; Modifying the limitation on actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property for certain actions.
HF2290 (Sailer) A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing penalties for gaining improper access to medical records;

Copies of these bills will be available Thursday March 22 outside of Room 367, State Office Building.