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Public Safety and Civil Justice

Joint meeting with Public Safety Finance

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 16, 2007

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

PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Michael Paymar, Chair of the Public Safety Finance Division Committee, called the Joint Meeting of the Public Safety Finance Division and the Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee the twenty-seventh meeting to order at 2:35 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2007 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PAYMAR, Michael, Chair
OLIN, Dave, Vice Chair
MULLERY, Chair (Public Safety Policy)
KALIN, Jeremy, Vice-Chair (Public Safety Policy)
BIGHAM, Karla

CORNISH, Tony
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine "Willie"
EASTLUND, Rob
HAWS, Larry
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, MaryLiz (Public Safety Policy)
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KOHLS, Paul
KRANZ, Scott (Public Safety Policy)
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
MURPHY, Mary
SAILER, Brita (Public Safety Policy)
SIMON, Steve (Public Safety Policy)
WESTROM, Torrey (Public Safety Policy)
ZELLERS, Kurt

Excused:
BUESGENS, Mark
DELAFOREST, Chris (Public Safety Policy)
EMMER, Tom (Public Safety Policy)
SMITH, Steve (Public Safety Policy)

Quorum was present.

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.

Rep. Kranz moved HF1609 be heard and laid on the table.

Rep. Clark presented HF1609.

Testifying in support of HF1609:
Dr. Fardin Oliaei, Scientist, Self-Employed

Rep. Kranz moved the H1609A5 and the H1609A3 amendment (attached). THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF1609, as amended, be laid on the table. MOTION PREVAILED

HF1734 (Dominguez) Establishing a pilot project to provide services to ex-criminal offenders now in the community; requiring a passport; appropriating money

Rep. Kranz moved HF1734 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division.

Rep. Dominguez presented HF1734:

Testifying in support of HF1734:
Guy Gambill, Advocacy Coordinator, Council on Crime and Justice
Shante Holmes, Ex-Offender Advisory Board Member, Council on Crime and Justice

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF1734 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0243 (Walker) Reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections; establishing the powers and duties of the ombudsman; appropriating money.

Rep. Johnson moved HF0243 be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division.

Rep. Walker presented HF0243.

Testifying in support of HF0243:
John Turnipseed, Advocate, MAD DADS
Michael Undlin, Citizen, State of MN

Testifying in opposition:
Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Corrections

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF0243 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1737 (Atkins) Establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes; authorizing the state fire marshal to monitor and the state attorney general to enforce the standards; imposing a fee; Appropriating money to neighborhood youth organization.

Rep. Bigham moved HF1737 be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division.

Rep. Bigham moved the H1737A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Bigham moved an oral amendment to HF1737 as follows:
Page 9, Section 10, delete "section 10"
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Bigham moved to incorporate an amendment into the proposed amendment as follows:
Page 9, Line 11, after "insert" delete "19" and insert "18"
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF1737.

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF1737, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0700 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons.

Rep. Kalin moved HF0700 be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Eastlund presented HF0700.

Testifying in support of HF0700:
Robert Bollenbec, Traffic Coordinator, East Central Regional Development Commission
Bob Pomplun, Loss Control Services, Bar Trainer
Jim Dehn, Judge, District Court Judge

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF0700 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1628 (Lesch) Reducing the surcharge on license tab violations from $72 to $4.

Rep. Lesch moved HF1628 be heard and be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lesch presented HF1628.

Testifying in support of HF1628:
Ron Latz, Senator, Minnesota Senate

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF1628 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0867 (Bigham) Burglary in the second-degree crime definition modified.

Rep. Bigham moved HF0867 be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF0867 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1733 (Paymar) Authorizing a grant to address domestic violence and intimate partner violence among offenders re-entering the community after a period of incarceration; appropriating money.

Rep. Paymar moves HF1733 be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar presented HF1733.

Testifying in support of HF1733:
Marcus Pope, Associate Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community.

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that HF1733 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0698 (Hilstrom) Authorizing organizations providing mentoring services to request criminal background checks from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; appropriating moneyu

Rep. Hilstrom moved HF0698 be heard and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF0698.

Testifying in support of HF0698:
Mai-Anh Kapanke, Vice President of Marketing Services, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
Polly Roach, Tutor and Board Member, Longfellow United for Youth and Families,
Kevin Stictz, Executive Director, Kinship Inc.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed the motion that HF 0698 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions; appropriating money.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF1220. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1220:
Tom Frost, Executive Director, CornerHouse

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF1220 be adopted and that the bill be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Engrossment Report on HF1858. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eastlund spoke to HF1858:

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that the Crime Victim Subcommittee Engrossment Report on HF1858 be adopted and that the bill, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1859 (Cornish) Uniform statewide no contact order form developed, and money appropriated.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Engrossment Report on HF1859. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eastlund spoke to HF1859.

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that the Crime Victim Subcommittee Engrossment Report on HF1859 be adopted and that the bill, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0414 (Liebling) Crime victims emergency needs fund grants authorized and money appropriated.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF0414. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Liebling spoke to HF0414.

Testifying on behalf of HF0414:
Jeanne Martin, Program Manager, DFO Victim Services

Chair Mullery renewed the motion that the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF0414 be adopted and that the bill be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance Division. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0506 (Olin) Domestic abuse no contact order repeat violator felony penalty imposed, and
qualified domestic violence-related offenses defined.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF0506. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED AND THE BILL LAID ON THE TABLE.

HF1273 (Kranz) Sexual assault counselors testimonial confidentiality provided, "mistake of age"
defense eliminated for certain criminal sexual assault offenders, and penalties enhanced for nonconsensual sexual contact committed by massage professionals.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Engrossment Report on HF1273. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED AND THE BILL LAID ON THE TABLE.

HF1354 (Paymar) Criminal sexual conduct victims polygraph requirement prohibited.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF1354. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED AND THE BILL LAID ON THE TABLE.

HF1841 (Simon) Domestic abuse victims right to terminate lease granted.

Rep. Lesch moved adoption of the Crime Victim Subcommittee Report on HF1841. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED AND THE BILL LAID ON THE TABLE.


REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR


Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant



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REP. JOE MULLERY, CHAIR


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Vickie Benson, Committee Legislative Assistant