Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

NINETEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 nineteenth meeting of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee at 12:33 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in the Basement of the 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:

HF1213 (Hortman): Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, prostitution in a public place crime broadened, driving records relating to prostitution offenses made public for repeat offenders, and record availability ensured to law enforcement for first-time offenders.

Rep. Hortman presented HF1213, described the H1213A1 amendment and took questions from the committee.

Michelle Jacobson, Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney, testified in support of HF1213 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1213 over.

HF253 (Tillberry): Dog and cat breeder standards of care provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Tillberry presented HF253, and described the A09-0136 amendment.

A quorum was present at 12:41 and the meeting was officially called to order.

Rep. Olin moved that HF253 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
Rep. Olin moved to amend HF253 (see A09-0136).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
The following individuals testified in support of HF253:
Beryl Board, resident of Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Kim Colbertson, Animal Humane Society
Mike Fry, Animal Ark of Minnesota
Keith Streff, Animal Human Society

The following individuals testified in opposition to HF253:
Andrea Piper, resident of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Susan Black, resident of Prior Lake, Minnesota
Robinette Dunahugh-Ralston, resident of Farmington, Minnesota
Ronnie Taylor, resident of Circle Pines, Minnesota
Elaine Hanson, resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lois Bjelke, resident of New Brighton, Minnesota
Frank Lanasa, resident of Isanti, Minnesota

Quinn Cheney, Minnesota Board of Animal Health testified on HF253 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Olin renewed his motion that HF253 be recommended to pass as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Rep. Drazkowski requested a roll call on HF253, as amended. The votes were as follows:
AYES:
Rep. Hilstrom
Rep. Bigham
Rep. Cornish
Rep. Johnson
Rep. Kath
Rep. Kelly
Rep. Kulick-Jackson
Rep. Lesch
Rep. Masin
Rep. Mullery
Rep. Olin
Rep. Paymar
Rep. Rosenthal

NAYS:
Rep. Anderson
Rep. Drazkowski
Rep. Kohls
Rep. Shimanski

There being 13 ayes and 4 nays,
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

Chair Hilstrom brought back HF1213 for further consideration.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1213 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF1213 (see H1213A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1213, as amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF497 (Mullery): Firearm data access authorized by parole and probation authorities.

Rep. Mullery moved that HF497 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Rep. Mullery presented HF497 and took questions from the committee.

Carl Saari, Minnesota Corrections Association, testified on behalf of HF479 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Mullery renewed his motion that HF497 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF819, First Engrossment (Atkins): Ticket sales, early internet sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibited.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF819, En.1 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF819 (see H0819DE1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF819, as amended as follows:
Page 1, line 6, after "a" insert "sporting event,"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF819 as amended, and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF819, as amended as follows:
Page 1, line 11, after "a" insert "sporting event,"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF819 En. 1, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1237, First Engrossment (Eken): State park permit requirements modified, authority to operate state monuments and establish secondary units modified, John A. Latsch State Park liquor service eliminated, boaters= waysides provided, watercraft requirements modified, penalty appeals and enforcement provided, wild animal taking provided, public waters inventory notice of change provided, and critical habitat plate eligibility modified.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1237, En.1, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF1237, En.1 (see H1237A4).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eken presented HF1237, En. 1 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1237, En.1, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1164 (Liebling): Drivers’ license cumulative suspensions halted, penalty imposed for driving after suspension offenses.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1164 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Transportation & Transit Policy & Oversight Division.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF1164 (see H1164DE1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Leibling presented HF1164 and took questions from the committee.

Kelly Keegan, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, testified in support of HF1164 and took questions from the committee.

Jean Ryan, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, testified in opposition to HF1164 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1164, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Transportation & Transit Policy & Oversight Division.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.
HF1126 (Eastlund): Conditional release program for nonviolent drug offenders modified and expanded, program’s sunset extended, and mandatory minimum sentence modified for repeat fifth-degree substance offenders.

Rep. Anderson moved that HF1126 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance.

Rep. Anderson moved to amend HF1126 (see H1126A2).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Eastlund presented HF1126 and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified on HF1126 and took questions from the committee:
John Stuart, State Public Defender
David Crist, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Dan Knuth, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
David Brown, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Rep. Anderson renewed his motion that HF1126, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


The committee was adjourned at 2:35pm.


________________________________________________
Debra Hilstrom
CHAIR, Public Safety Policy & Oversight

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

HF253 (Tillberry) Dog and cat breeder standards of care provided, and money appropriated.
HF819 (Atkins) Ticket sales; early internet sales of event tickets at inflated prices prohibited.
HF1213 (Hortman) Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, prostitution in a public place crime broadened, driving records relating to prostitution offenses made public for repeat offenders, and record availability ensured to law enforcement for first-time offenders.
HF1145 (Bigham) Investment and expert services for indigent defendants payment request applications modified.
HF497 (Mullery) Firearm data access authorized by parole and probation authorities.
HF1237(Eken) State park permit requirements modified, authority to operate state monuments and establish secondary units modified, John A. Latsch State Park liquor service eliminated, boater waysides provided, watercraft requirements modified, penalty appeals and enforcement provided, wild animal taking provide