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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 05, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 sixteenth meeting of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee at 1:11 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in the Basement 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
KOHLS, Paul
LESCH, John
MASIN, Sandra
MULLERY, Joe
OLIN, Dave
PAYMAR, Michael
ROSENTHAL, Paul
SHIMANSKI, Ron


Agenda:


HF1021 (Kelly): Arrest authorized for person who escapes from custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act.

Rep. Kelly presented HF1021 and took questions from the committee.

Cari Gerlacher, Minnesota Department of Corrections, testified in support of HF1021 and took questions from the committee.

A quorum was present at 1:16pm and the meeting was officially called to order.

Rep. Kelly moved that HF1021 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Kelly moved to amend HF1021 (see H1021A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kelly renewed his motion that HF1021 be laid over as amended for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1021 over as amended for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom called for a motion to approve the minutes of March 5, 2009.

Rep. Bigham moved to approve the minutes of March 5, 2009.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF551 Committee Engrossment 1 (Kalin): Predatory offender risk-level assessment process amended, penalties increased, and training required regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults.

Rep. Kalin presented HF551 CE-1 and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF551:

Kevin Stenson, Lakes Area Police Department
Ann Trippler, daycare provider and resident of Chisago City, Minnesota
Dave Jansen, resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division Report

Rep. Lesch moved that the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division Report be adopted.

Rep. Lesch presented the division report from the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division on HF248 (Paymar), HF551 CE-1 (Kalin), HF720 (Hilstrom) and HF818 (Hilstrom) and took questions from the committee.

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

Rep. Lesch moved that HF551 CE-1 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy & Oversight.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

Rep. Bigham assumed the gavel at 1:32pm.

HF720 (Hilstrom): Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative methods Act adopted.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF720 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF720 and took questions from the committee.

Harriet Lansing, Judge, Uniform Law Commission, testified in support of HF720 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF720 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF818 (Hilstrom): Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigation maltreatment modified, duties of financial institution in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF818 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce & Labor.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF818 and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF818 and took questions from the committee.
Ann Bebeau, Sergeant, St. Paul Police Department
Phil Carruthers, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
Iris Freeman, William Mitchell College of Law

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF818 (see H0818A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on HF818 and took questions from the committee:
Rich Neumeister, resident of Minnesota
Dave Jansen, resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF818 as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce & Labor.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF248 (Paymar): Existing domestic fatality review team continuation authorized and all judicial districts permitted to create domestic fatality review teams.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF248 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Paymar presented HF248 and took questions from the committee.

James Bransford, Hennepin County Public Defender, testified on HF248 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Paymar renewed his motion that HF248 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Bigham laid HF248 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:36 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..

Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division:
HF248 (Paymar) Existing domestic fatality review team continuation authorized and all judicial districts permitted to create domestic fatality review teams;
HF551 (Kalin) Predatory offender risk-level assessment process amended, penalties increased, and training required regarding predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults.
HF720 (Hilstrom) Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act adopted.
HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed.
HF1021 (Kelly) Arrest authorized for person who escapes from custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act.