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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

THIRD MEETING - Joint Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 20, 2009

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

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Michael Paymar, Chair of the Public Safety Finance Division Committee, called the third meeting and the Joint Hearing of the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Safety Finance Division and the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Safety Policy and Oversight to order at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Public Safety Finance Division members present:

PAYMAR, Michael, Chair
OLIN, Dave, Vice Chair
BIGHAM, Karla
CORNISH, Tony
EASTLUND, Rob
HAWS, Larry
HILSTROM, Debra
HOSCH, Larry
KELLY, Tim
KOHLS, Paul
LAINE, Carolyn
LESCH, John
LIEBLING, Tina
REINERT, Roger
SEVERSON, Dan

WARD, John

Member Excused:
SMITH, Steve

Public Safety Policy and Oversight members present:
HILSTROM, Debra, Chair
BIGHAM, Karla, Vice-Chair
CORNISH, Tony
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KATH, Kory
KELLY, Tim
KOHLS, Paul
LESCH, John
MASIN, Sandra
MULLERY, Joe
OLIN, Dave
PAYMAR, Michael
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SHIMANSKI, Ron

Members Excused:
JOHNSON, Sheldon
ANDERSON, Bruce
KULICK JACKSON, Gail

A quorum was not present.


An informational hearing was provided to committee members on the issue of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

A quorum was present at 8:46 a.m.

Testifying on the issue:
Sara Messelt, Executive Director, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol
Meghan Louis, Program Director, Hennepin County FASD Program
Linda Walinski, Psychologist
Wade Lennox, Probation Officer, Kanabec County

Rep. Bigham moved the Public Safety Policy and Oversight minutes from January 13 and January 15, 2009. MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

An informational hearing was provided to committee members on the issue of chemical dependency treatment in Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Testifying on the issue:
Nan Larson, Director of Health Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Steven Allen, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.




REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR, PUBLIC
SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION




Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant,
Public Safety Finance Division
  


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REP. DEBRA HILSTROM, CHAIR, PUBLIC
SAFETY POLICY AND OVERSIGHT


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Erin Huppert, Committee Legislative Assistant, Public Safety Policy and Oversight