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Public Safety and Civil Justice

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 07, 2008

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CIVIL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mullery, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:10 A.M. on Friday, March 7, 2008, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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


A quorum was present.

Representative Kalin moved to reconsider the motion of Monday, March 3, 2008, whereby HF 3474, as amended, was recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved that HF 3474, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved to reconsider the motion of Monday, March 3, 2008, whereby HF 3476, as amended, was recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTON PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved that HF 3476, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved to reconsider the motion of Monday, March 3, 2008, whereby HF 3516, as amended, was recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved that HF 3516, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3438 (Thissen): A bill for an act relating to health; changing provisions for handling genetic information; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.386, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 144.125, subdivision 3.

Representative Paymar moved HF 3438 before the committee.

Representative Paymar moved adoption of the A08-1263 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Dr. Joanne Bartkus, Division Director, Minnesota Department of Health

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes of Friday, March 7, 2008
Page 2


ÿ Mark McCann, Program Manager, Newborn Screening, Minnesota Department of Health

Testifying against the bill:
ÿ Twila Brase, Citizens Council on Health Care

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend HF 3438 as follows:

Page 1, line 22, after the second "and" insert "blood"

THE MOTON PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved adoption of the A4 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

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


On a vote of 4 AYES and 10 NAYS the MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Cornish moved adoption of the A1 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

The clerk called the roll and results were as follows:

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


On a vote of 7 AYES and 7 NAYS the MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Paymar moved that HF 3438, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1218 (Lesch): A bill for an act relating to crimes; requiring defendant waiver of jury trial to be consented by the prosecutor; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 631.

Representative Lesch presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Jim Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Paul Young, Anoka County Attorney's Office

Testifying against the bill:
John Stuart, State Public Defender
Kristine Kolar, Chief Public Defender, 9th Judicial District


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes of Friday, March 7, 2008
Page 3


Greg Egan, private citizen

Representative Olin moved that HF 1218 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. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3863 (Thissen): A bill for an act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing automatic enforcement of official traffic-control devices; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.01, by adding subdivisions; 169.06, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

Representative Paymar moved HF 3863 before the committee.

Representative Thissen presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Jon Cummings, Founder, Minnesotans for Safe Driving

Representative Cornish also expressed Bill Gillespie’s concerns about the bill.

Representative Olin moved adoption of the A1 amendment.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the A1 amendment as follows:

P. 1, lines 7 and 8, delete "rural"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Olin moved adoption of the A1 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

O. J. Doyle (Minnesota Ambulance Association) and Lt. Greg Reinhart of the Minneapolis Police Department responded to questions from members.

Representative Paymar moved that HF 3863, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 P.M.


REPRESENTATIVE JOE MULLERY, CHAIR




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

HF1218 (Lesch) Requiring defendant waiver of jury trial to be consented by the prosecutor;
HF3438 (Thissen) Genetic handling information provisions changed;
HF3863 (Thissen) Official traffic-control device automatic enforcement authorized.