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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 03, 2009

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

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, started the fifteenth meeting of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee at 1:01 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

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

Members Excused:

KOHLS, Paul

Agenda:

Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division Report

Rep. Lesch presented the division report from the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division on HF116 (Ward) and took questions from the committee.

A quorum was present at 1:04 and the meeting was officially called to order.

Rep. Lesch moved that the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division Report be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF116 (Ward): Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.

Rep. Lesch moved that HF116 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

Rep. Ward presented HF116 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that HF116 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF980 (Lieder): Peace office eligibility requirements based on military experience modified.

Rep. Olin moved that HF980 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Lieder presented HF980 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Olin renewed his motion that HF980 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF180 (Paymar): Heads of law enforcement agencies penalty established for those who allow nonlicensed employees and peace officer agents to carry firearms.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF180 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF180 (see H0180DE2).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar presented HF180 as amended, and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF180 and took questions from the committee.
Neil Melton, Executive Director, Minnesota POST Board
Jim Franclin, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriff’s Assoiciation

Rep. Paymar renewed his motion that HF180 as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF180 as amended over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF622 (Welti): Local law enforcement agency grant established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, task force authorized, and money appropriated.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF622 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology & Elections.

Rep. Welti presented HF622, and offered the A09-066 amendment.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF622 (see A09-0066).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified in support of HF622 and took questions from the committee:
Brad Trahan, RTAAF advocate, and resident of Rochester, Minnesota
Jonathan Jacobson, Olmsted County Sheriff
Bruce Kennedy, resident of Roseville, Minnesota
Mark Denasse, Minnesota State Patrol

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF622, as amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology & Elections.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF600 (Kalin): controlled substance offense minimum fine disbursement authorized to juvenile substance abuse court programs.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF600 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Kalin presented HF600, took questions from the committee, and offered the following oral amendment:
Page 2, line 9, insert "5" after "1"

Chair Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF600 as follows:

Page 2, line 9, insert "5" after "1"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Steve Paquay, Court Service Director, Chisago County, testified in support of HF600 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF600, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF600 over as amended, for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF166 First Engrossment (Sanders): Retail sales of recalled toys prohibited.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF116, En. 1 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
Rep. Sanders presented HF116 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom called for a motion to approve the minutes of February 26, 2009.

Rep. Lesch moved to approve the minutes of February 26, 2009.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom announced that the committee would be touring the Shakopee Prison on Friday, March 6, 2009.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF116, En. 1 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:57 pm.



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Debra Hilstrom
CHAIR, Public Safety Policy & Oversight



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Erin Huppert
Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Report from Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division:
HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.
HF980 (Lieder) Peace officer eligibility requirements based on military experience modified.
HF622 (Welti) Local law enforcement agency grant established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, task force authorized, and money appropriated.
HF180 (Paymar) Heads of law enforcement agencies penalty established for those who allow nonlicensed employees and peace officer agents to carry firearms.
HF600 (Kalin) Controlled substance offense minimum fine disbursement authorized to juvenile substance abuse court programs.
HF166 (Sanders) Retail sales of recalled toys prohibited.