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JOINT MEETING - 4 PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION CRIME VICTIMS/CRIMINAL RECORDS DIVISION SENATE JUDICIARY SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET DIVISION

2009-2010 Regular Session - October 29, 2009

JOINT MEETING OF THE
PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION
CRIME VICTIMS/CRIMINAL RECORDS DIVISION
SENATE JUDICIARY
SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET DIVISION
October 29, 2009
Room 123 Capitol

Minutes


Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight committee, called to order the Joint House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, House Crime Victims & Criminal Records Division, House Public Safety Finance Division, Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Public Safety Budget Division at 1:05pm on Thursday, October 29, 2009 in Room 123 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted roll:


Public Safety Policy & Oversight Present:
Bigham, Karla *
Cornish, Tony *
Hilstrom, Debra **
Masin, Sandra
Mullery, Joe
Paymar, Michael **
Shimanski, Ron *

Public Safety Policy & Oversight Members Excused:
Anderson, Bruce
Johnson, Sheldon
Lesch, John * *
Drazkowski, Steve
Kath, Kory*
Kelly, Tim *
Kohls, Paul**
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Olin, Dave**
Rosenthal, Paul


* Member is also on Public Safety Finance Division or Crime Victims & Criminal Records Division
** Member is on both Public Safety Finance Division and Crime Victims & Criminal Records Division

Public Safety Finance Division Present:
Severson, Dan
Liebling, Tina
Smith, Steve

Public Safety Finance Division Excused:
Eastlund, Rob
Haws, Larry
Hosch, Larry
Laine, Carolyn
Reinert, Roger
Ward, John



Crime Victims & Criminal Records Present:
Loon, Jenifer

Senate Judiciary Present:
Betzold, Don *
Foley, Leo *
Higgins, Linda *
Limmer, Warren *
Moua, Mee *
Pariseau, Pat
Olson, Mary
Ortman, Julie

Senate Judiciary Members Excused:
Scheid, Linda

Senate Public Safety Budget Division Present:
Berglin, Linda
Latz, Ron

Senate Public Safety Budget Division Excused:
Ingebritsen, Bill
Rosen, Julie


* Member is also on Public Safety Finance Division



Agenda/Actions


Rebecca Pirius, House Research, provided an overview of seizure and forfeiture in Minnesota, and took questions from the committee.

Rebecca Otto, Minnesota State Auditor, provided an overview of required reporting under Minnesota Statutes, and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals provided an overview of Minnesota seizure laws and process, and took questions from the committee:

Arden Fritz, Assistant Sherburne County Attorney
John Kingrey, Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

The following individuals provided an overview of best practices in the seizure process, and took questions from the committee:

John Sanner, Stearns County Sheriff
Michael Marben, Apple Valley Police Department Captain
Rich Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff

The following individuals provided an overview of their role in seizure process and took questions from the committee:

Bob Sorenson, Adult Division Head, Fourth Judicial District Public Defender Office
Tom Plunkett, Attorney, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The following individuals provided testimony on Minnesota seizure laws, and took questions from the committee:

Carolyn Jackson, ACLU of Minnesota
Howard Bass, ACLU of Minnesota
Mark Hasse, Council of Crime and Justice
Tarrance Frelitz, Sr., Resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Adrian Ramirez, Resident of St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice

The meeting was adjourned the meeting at 4:49 pm.






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Debra Hilstrom
Chair, House Public Safety Policy & Oversight

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Michael Paymar
Chair, House Public Safety Finance

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Ron Shimanski
Vice-Chair, House Crime Victims


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Mee Moua
Chair, Senate Judiciary

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Linda Higgins
Chair, Senate Public Safety Budget


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

Presentation by House Research on Minnesota forfeiture law
Overview and testimony on Minnesota seizure laws, process, and best practices