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Public Safety and Civil Justice

THIRTIETH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 26, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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, February 26, 2008, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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


A quorum was present.

HF 2602 (Nornes): A bill for an act relating to public safety; police vehicles used to transport police dogs from window glazing restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.71, subdivision 4.

Representative Cornish moved HF 2602 before the committee.

Representative Nornes presented his bill.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish moved that HF 2602, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 635 (Masin): A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; changing certain existing requirements; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes chapter 325F; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 325F.695.

(Note: Pursuant to Rule 4.20 of the Permanent Rules of the House, HF 635 was returned to the Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee upon adjournment of the 2007 legislature.)

Representative Kalin moved HF 635 before the committee.

Representative Masin presented her bill.

Representative Kalin moved that HF 635 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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HF2719 (Atkins): A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting sexual relations between school employees in positions of authority and students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.341, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, sections 609.344, subdivision 1; 609.345, subdivision 1.

Representative Lillie moved HF 2719 before the committee.

Representative Atkins presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
Jim Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney

Representative Lillie moved that HF 2719 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on E-12 Education. THE MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN.

HF 2719 was laid on the table.

HF 2949 (Atkins): A bill for an act relating to public safety; controlled substances; adding Salvia divinorum to schedule IV of the controlled substance schedules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 152.02, subdivision 5.

Representative Johnson moved HF 2949 before the committee.

Representative Atkins presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
John Stossel, ABC News

Representative Johnson moved that HF 2949 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2820 (Eastlund): A bill for an act relating to public safety; creating a matching grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169A.

Chair Mullery moved HF 2829 before the committee.

Representative Eastlund presented his bill.

Chair Mullery moved that HF 2829 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1625, First Committee Engrossment (Hosch): A bill for an act relating to public safety; authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 518B.01, subdivisions 6, 6a, 11, 18; 609.748, subdivisions 3, 5, 8.

Representative Hilstrom moved HF 1625, First Committee Engrossment, before the committee.

Representative Hilstrom moved the DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilstrom moved that HF 1625, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.


Public Safety and Civil Justice Policy Committee
Minutes for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Page 3


Representative Hosch presented his bill.

Testifying for the bill:
ÿ Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Representative Hilstrom renewed her motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3102 (Bigham): A bill for an act relating to public safety; defining previous incidents of domestic abuse and previous incidents of child abuse for murder in the first degree; expanding list of predicate crimes involving domestic abuse for murder in the first degree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.185.

Representative Bigham presented her bill, and moved that HF 3102 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying for the bill:
Jim Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Representative Bigham renewed her motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2877 (Paymar): A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing crime of disarming a peace officer; providing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.50, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

Representative Paymar presented his bill and moved that HF 2877 be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying for the bill:
Bill Gillespie, Executive Director, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Representative Paymar renewed his motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2719 was taken from the table.

Chair Mullery moved adoption of the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lillie moved that HF 2719, as amended, be recommended to pass, and when so passed, be re-referred to the Committee on E-12 Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olin moved approval of the Minutes for February 19, 2008. MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2 P.M.


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REPRESENTATIVE MULLERY, CHAIR


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

HF635 (Masin) Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act adopted;
HF1625 (Hosch) Authorizing permanent orders for protection and restraining orders after multiple violations or continued threats;
HF2602 (Nornes) Exempting police vehicles used to transport police dogs from window glazing restrictions;
HF2719 (Atkins) Prohibiting sexual relations between school employees in positions of authority and students;
HF2820 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons;
HF2877 (Paymar) Establishing crime of disarming a peace officer; providing criminal penalties;
HF2949 (Atkins) Adding Salvia divinorum to schedule IV of the controlled substance schedules;
HF2991 (Simon) Safe at Home program provisions modified;
HF3102 (Bigham) Defining previous incidents of domestic abuse and previous incidents of child abuse for murder in the first degree; expanding list of predicate crimes involving domestic abuse for murder in the first degree.