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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

JOINT MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - August 26, 2009

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

JOINT MEETING OF THE
PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION
SENATE JUDICIARY
SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET DIVISION

MINUTES


Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, called to order the Joint House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, House Public Safety Finance Division, Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Public Safety Budget Division at 2:02 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in Room 123 of the of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Public Safety Policy Members Present:
Anderson, Bruce
Bigham, Karla*
Cornish, Tony*
Hilstrom, Debra*
Kath, Kory
Kelly, Tim*
Kohls, Paul*
Lesch, John*
Masin, Sandra
Mullery, Joe
Paymar, Michael*
Rosenthal, Paul

*Member is also on Public Safety Finance Division

Public Safety Finance Members Present:
Eastlund, Rob
Haws, Larry
Hosch, Larry
Laine, Carolyn
Smith, Steve

Other House members present:
Loon, Jenifer**
Champion, Bobby Joe

**Member is on Crime Victims & Criminal Records Division

Public Safety Policy & Oversight Members Excused:
Drazkowski, Steve
Johnson, Sheldon
Kulick-Jackson, Gail
Olin, Dave*
Shimanski, Ron

*Member is also on Public Safety Finance Division

Public Safety Finance Members Excused:
Liebling, Tina
Reinert, Roger
Severson, Dan
Ward, John

Senate Judiciary Members Present:
Betzold, Don*
Foley, Leo*
Higgins, Linda*
Limmer, Warren*
Moua, Mee*
Ortman, Julianne
Scheid, Linda*


*Also member of Senate Public Safety Budget Division

Senate Public Safety Budget Members Present:
Ingebrigtsen, Bill
Latz, Ron
Rosen, Julie

Senate Judiciary Members Excused:
Olson, Mary
Pariseau, Pat

Senate Public Safety Budget Members Excused:
Linda Berglin


Agenda/Action:

Jim Nobles, Office of the Legislative Auditor, provided overview of the OLA audit of the Metro Gang Strike Force, and took questions from the committee.

Andy Luger, of the Metro Gang Strike Force Panel provided an overview of the third-party review of the Metro Gang Strike Force, and took questions from the committee.

Michael Campion, Commissioner of Public Safety testified before the committee and took questions from its members.

Bob Bushman, Statewide Gang & Drug Coordinator testified before the committee and took questions from its members.

Chair Hilstrom thanked the presenters for their testimony.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:16 pm.







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Debra Hilstrom
CHAIR, House Public Safety Policy & Oversight

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Mee Moua
CHAIR, Senate Judiciary


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Michael Paymar
CHAIR, House Public Safety Finance Division

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Linda Higgins
CHAIR, Senate Public Safety Budget


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

Review of Office of Legislative Auditor report on Metro Gang Strike Force
Luger Report on Metro Gang Strike Force
Future of Oversight Council and Metro Gang Strike Force policy issues