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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 13, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, started the first meeting at 1:03 pm on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building, a quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

Debra Hilstrom, Chair
Karla Bigham, Vice-Chair
Tony Cornish
Steve Drazkowski
Sheldon Johnson
Kory Kath
Tim Kelly
Paul Kohls
Sandra Masin
Joe Mullery
Dave Olin
Michael Paymar
Paul Rosenthal
Ron Shimanski

Members Excused:

Bruce Anderson
Gail Kulick Jackson
John Lesch


Agenda/ Action:


Chair Hilstrom and the members of the committee introduced themselves for the record.

Committee staff also introduced themselves to members and the record.

Chair Hilstrom welcomed members, staff and the public to the committee, and provided the committee rules and procedures.

The following individuals provided an overview of Minnesota’s prison populations and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission and took questions from committee members:

Suzanne Alliegro, Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Jacqueline Kraus, Researcher, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

The following individuals provide an overview of Minnesota’s prison populations and took questions from committee members:

Grant Duwe, Research & Evaluation Manager, Minnesota Department of Corrections
David Crist, Assistant Manager of Facilities, Minnesota Department of Corrections


Chair Hilstrom announced that the next meeting will be on January 15, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building, immediately following Governor Pawlenty’s State of the State address.


Chair Hilstrom also announced that the following meetings will be joint hearings:

January 20, 2009; Public Safety Policy & Oversight and Public Safety Finance, meeting to take place during Public Safety Finance, at 8:30am

January 22, 2009; Public Safety Policy & Senate Judiciary, meeting to take place during regularly scheduled meeting time, 1:00pm

January 27, 2009, Public Safety Policy & Oversight and Public Safety Finance, meeting to take place during regularly scheduled meeting time, 1:00pm

The meeting was adjourned at 2:24pm



REP. DEBRA HILSTROM Erin Huppert
CHAIR Committee Legislative Assistantant
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