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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 12, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 eighteenth meeting of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee at 12:36 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2009 in Room 10 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:

HF1242 (Seifert): Brandon’s law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established.

Rep. Seifert presented HF1242, described the H1242DE1 amendment, and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF1242 and took questions from the committee:
Annette Swanson, resident of Marshall, Minnesota
Brian Swanson, resident of Marshall, Minnesota

A quorum was present at 12:46 and the meeting was officially called to order.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1242 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 HF1242 (see H1242DE1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom moved to orally amend HF1242, as amended, as follows:
Page 1, delete section 1.
Page 8, delete lines 19 through 21.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

David Francis, resident of Stillwater and advocate for the Joe Francis Foundation, testified in support of HF1242 and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified on HFHF1242 and took questions from the committee:
Jim Franklin, Minnesota Sheriffs Association
Tim O’Malley, Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1242, 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.
HF1097 (Hansen): Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1097 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. Hansen presented HF1097 and took questions from the committee.

Jim Englin, Minnesota Highway Patrol, testified in support of HF1097 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1097 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.

HF570 (Champion): Rest area activities prohibited.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF570 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Champion presented HF570 and took questions from the committee.

Rob Williams, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified in support of HF570 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF570 (see H0570A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF570, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF570 over as amended for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF1162 (Kath): Correctional facilities authorized to forward surcharges from criminal and traffic offender wages to court or other entity.

Rep. Kath moved that HF1162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Kath presented HF1162 and took questions from the committee.

Lori Caspers, Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections, testified in support of HF1162 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Kath renewed his motion that HF1162 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1162 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF1422 (Bigham): Financial Oversight Council changed to an advisory board.

Rep. Bigham moved that HF1422 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Bigham presented HF1422 and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF1422 and took questions from the committee:
Mike Sitari, Chief of police for the city of Edina, Minnesota
Bob Johnson, Anoka County Attorney
Dave Bjerga, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. Bigham renewed her motion that HF1422 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1422 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF525 (Mullery): Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide.

Rep. Mullery moved that HF525 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation and Transit Policy & Oversight.

Rep. Mullery presented HF525 and took questions from the committee.

Jean Ryan, Office of Traffic Safety, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, testified in support of HF525 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Mullery renewed his motion that HF525 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation and Transit Policy & Oversight.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

Rep. Bigham assumed the gavel at 2:16pm.

HF1301 (Hilstrom): county authority and detention orders clarified.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF1301 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1301 and took questions from the committee.

Jim Haas, Community Corrections for Rice County, testified in support of HF1301 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1301 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Bigham laid HF1301 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF1235 (Hilstrom): Aggravated sentencing departure factors included that are not elements of the crime of conviction.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF1235 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1235 and took questions from the committee.

Scott Hersey, Assistant County Attorney for Anoka County, testified in support of HF1235 and took questions from the committee.

John Stuart, State Public Defender, testified in opposition to HF1235 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1235 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Bigham laid HF1235 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Bigham called for a motion to adopt the minutes of March 10, 2009.

Rep. Kulick Jackson moved to adopt the minutes of March 10, 2009.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:31 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
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05:30 - Gavel.
05:48 - HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon's law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established.
1:01:45 - HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.
1:15:20 - HF570 (Champion) Rest area activities prohibited.
1:22:58 - HF1162 (Kath) Correctional facilities authorized to forward surcharges from criminal and traffic offender wages to court or other entity.
1:26:40 - HF1422 (Bigham) Financial Oversight Council changed to an advisory board.
1:40:28 - HF525 (Mullery) Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide.
1:45:05 - HF1301 (Hilstrom) County authority and detention orders clarified.
1:50:35 - HF1235 (Hilstrom) Aggravated sentencing departure factors included that are not elements of the crime of conviction.
Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.


HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon's law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and Minnesota Clearinghouse for Missing Persons established.
HF1162 (Kath) Correctional facilities authorized to forward surcharges from criminal and traffic offender wages to court or other entity.
HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.
HF570 (Champion) Rest area activities prohibited.
HF1422 (Bigham) Financial Oversight Council changed to an advisory board.
HF525 (Mullery) Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide.
HF1301 (Hilstrom) County authority and detention orders clarified.
HF1235 (Hilstrom) Aggravated sentencing departure factors included that are not elements of the crime of conviction.