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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 27, 2009

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

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, started the fifth meeting and the Joint Hearing of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee and the Public Safety Finance Committee, at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Public Safety Policy and Oversight members Present:

HILSTROM, Debra, Chair
BIGHAM, Karla, Vice-Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KATH, Kory
KELLY, Tim
KOHLS, Paul
KULICK JACKSON, Gail
LESCH, John
MASIN, Sandra
MULLERY, Joe
OLIN, Dave
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SHIMANSKI, Ron

Members Excused:

PAYMAR, Michael


Public Safety Finance Division members Present:

OLIN, Dave, 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
SMITH, Steve
WARD, John

Member Excused:
PAYMAR, Michael, Chair

Agenda:

A quorum was present at 1:02 and the meeting was officially called to order.

Thomas Pertler, Carlton County Attorney and Chair of the Controlled Substances Working Group, provided a presentation on the report on the Controlled Substances Working Group, and took questions from committee members.

Anne Wall, Research Analyst, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, provided an overview of bed impacts based on the working group report, and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified on the Controlled Substances Working Group Report, and took questions from the committee:

Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
John Stuart, State Public Defender
Brockton Hunter, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Crist, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Olin assumed the gavel at 1:58pm.

Chair Hilstrom assumed the gavel at 2:00pm.

Rep. Lesch moved that the minutes of January 20, 2009 and January 22, 2009 be adopted for the Public Safety Policy & Oversight committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom announced that the following bills have been referred by memo to the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division:

HF139 (Doty)
HF213 (Mullery)
HF251 (Benson)
HF254 (Thissen)

The meeting was adjourned at 2:24pm.



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Debra Hilstrom
CHAIR, Public Safety Policy & Oversight




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Erin Huppert
Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee Legislative Assistant




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Michael Paymar
CHAIR, Public Safety Finance



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Libby Wyrum
Public Safety Finance Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Controlled Substances Working Group report
*** NOTE *** For the Public Safety Finance Division, this joint hearing is in lieu of the regularly scheduled time (8:30 a.m.)