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Public Safety Policy and Oversight

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 24, 2009

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

PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, called to order the twenty-second meeting of the House Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee at 1:11 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2009 in Room 10 of the of the State Office Building, a quorum was present.

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:

HF292 Second Engrossment (Rukavina): Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF292, En. 2 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF292, En. 2, and took questions from the committee.

The following individuals testified in support of HF292 En. 2 and took questions from the committee:
Joni Whiting, resident of Jordan, Minnesota
Norm Stamper, former police chief for the city of Seattle, Washington

The following individuals testified in opposition to HF292 En. 2 and took questions from the committee:
Michael Campion, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Bob Bushman, Gang & Drug Taskforce, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Phil Prokopowicz, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
James Fruehling
Tom Pritchard, Minnesota Family Council
Jim Stinziani, resident of West St. Paul, Minnesota

Rep. Bigham moved to amend HF292 En. 2 (see H0292A5).

Rep. Bigham presented the A5 amendment.

Rep. Bigham renewed her motion to amend HF292 En. 2.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kelly moved to amend HF292 En. 2 (see H0292A6).

Rep. Kelly presented the A6 amendment.

Rep. Kelly renewed his motion to amend HF292 En. 2
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Cornish moved to orally amend HF292 En. 2 as follows:

Page 10, line 18, delete "2,000" and insert "5,000"
Page 10, line 19, delete "3,000" and insert "10,000"
Page 14, line 31, delete "2,000" and insert "5,000"
Page 15, line 1, delete "3,000" and insert "10,000"

After discussion among members, Chair Hilstrom ruled that the oral amendment was substantive and therefore did not meet the 24-hour rule for amendments.

Rep. Cornish withdrew his oral amendment.

Rep. Drazkowski requested a roll call on HF292 En. 2.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF292 En. 2 be recommended to pass as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

The clerk noted the roll, the results are as follows:

AYES
Rep. Hilstrom
Rep. Bigham
Rep. Johnson
Rep. Kelly
Rep. Kulick Jackson
Rep. Masin
Rep. Mullery
Rep. Paymar
Rep. Rosenthal

NAYS
Rep. Anderson
Rep. Cornish
Rep. Drazkowski
Rep. Kath
Rep. Kohls
Rep. Shimanski

ABSENT
Rep. Lesch
Rep. Olin

There being 9 Ayes, 6 Nays, and 2 Absent members,
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF988 (Mariani): REAL ID Act implementation prohibited.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF988 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Rep. Mariani presented HF988 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF988 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1805 (Atkins): Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1805 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 HF1805 (see A09-0228).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF1805 as amended, and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1805 be recommended to pass as amended 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.


HF1791 (Nelson): Peace officer and corrections officer employment provided under joint power agreements.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1791 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Nelson presented HF1791 and took questions from the committee.

Dennis Flaherty, Executive Director of the Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association, testified in support of HF1791 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1791 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid over HF1791 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom called a recess of the committee until 6:15pm, and announced that it would re-convene in room 400N of the State Office Building.

The meeting was recessed until 6:15 pm.

Chair Hilstrom resumed and called to order the twenty second meeting of the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Committee, 620pm on Thursday, March 24, 2009 in Room 400 North of the of the State Office Building.

HF1405 (Hilstrom): Tax data disclosed to law enforcement authorities.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1405 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Chair Hilstrom presented HF1405 and took questions from the committee.

Rick Walzer, Minnesota Department of Revenue, testified on behalf of HF1405 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom moved to amend HF1405 (see A09-0214).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1405 be recommended to pass as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

Vice-Chair Bigham assumed the gavel at 6:29pm.

HF1397 First Engrossment (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF1397 En. 1 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1397, En. 1 and took questions from the committee.

Mark Thompson, Hennepin County District Court Administrator, testified on behalf of HF1397 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1397 En. 1 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Bigham laid over HF1397 En. 1 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF1498 (Hilstrom): Department of Corrections required to annually report on felony DWI offenders.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that HF1498 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. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1498 (see H1498DE1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1498 and took questions from the committee.

Lynn Dingle, Minnesota Department of Corrections, testified on HF1498 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1498 be recommended to pass as amended 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.

Chair Hilstrom resumed the gavel
Rep. Lesch moved to adopt the Crime Victims/ Criminal Records Division Report on HF1043 (Johnson), HF1518 (Champion), HF1636 (Clark), HF1505 (Paymar), HF1768 (Lesch), and HF1461 (Lesch).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE COMMITTEE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1043 Committee Engrossment 1 (Johnson): Job applicant's criminal history consideration addressed during the public employment hiring process.

Rep. Johnson moved that HF1043 CE-1 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Johnson moved to amend HF1043 CE-1, (see H1043A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Johnson presented HF1043 CE-1 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion that HF1043 CE-1 be laid over as amended, for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1043 CE-1 over as amended, for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

HF1636 (Clark): Human trafficking victims' housing and support services provided, money appropriated.
Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1636 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Housing Finance Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division.
Rep. Clark presented HF1636 and took questions from the committee.
The following individuals testified on behalf of HF1636 and took questions from the committee:
Mary Ellison, Advocates for Human Rights,
Suzanne Koeplinger, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1636 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Housing Finance Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.
HF1518 (Champion): Commissioner of public safety authorized to gather, compile, and publish data on human trafficking every three years.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF1518 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Rep. Champion presented HF1518 and took questions from the committee.

Danette Buskovick, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Public Safety, testified on behalf of HF1518 and took questions from the committee.

Chair Hilstrom renewed her motion that HF1518 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1505 (Paymar): Sex trafficking criminal penalties increased, and crime of violence definition extended to include sex trafficking.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF1505 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. Paymar moved to amend HF1505 (see H1505A4).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar presented HF1505 and took questions from the committee.

Mary Ellison, Advocates for Human Rights, testified on behalf of HF1505 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Paymar renewed his motion that HF1505 be recommended to pass as amended 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.

HF1768 (Lesch): Sex trafficking criminal penalties increased, victim housing and support services provided, technical training for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement provided, public awareness increased, Minnesota family investment program eligibility and waiver provisions addressed, money appropriated.

Rep. Lesch moved that HF1768 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. Lesch moved to amend HF1768 (see H1768A5).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lesch presented HF1768 and took questions from the committee.

Mary Ellison, Advocates for Human Rights, testified on behalf of HF1768 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that HF1768 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.

HF1461 (Lesch): Training and public awareness initiatives on human trafficking provided;

Rep. Lesch moved that HF1461 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. Lesch presented HF1461 and took questions from the committee.

Mary Ellison, Advocates for Human Rights, testified on behalf of HF1461 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that HF1461 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.

HF1764 (Bigham): Board of Pharmacy required to report all board recommended controlled substance schedule changes to the legislature.

Rep. Bigham moved that HF1764 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Rep. Bigham presented HF1764 and took questions from the committee.

Cody Wiberg, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, testified in support of HF1764 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Bigham moved that HF1764 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom laid HF1764 over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Policy & Oversight omnibus bill.

Chair Hilstrom called for a motion to approve the minutes of March 19, 2009.

Chair Hilstrom announced that the Public Safety Policy & Oversight Omnibus Bill will be available to the public after 9:30 am, Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

Rep. Bigham moved to adopt the minutes of March 19, 2009.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.


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Debra Hilstrom
CHAIR, Public Safety Policy & Oversight


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Erin Huppert
Public Safety Policy & Oversight CLA
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02:05 - Gavel.
02:30 - HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated.
1:14:10 - HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited (pending referral).
1:27:35 - HF1805 (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established.
1:29:21 - HF1791 (Nelson) Peace officer and corrections officer employment provided under joint power agreements.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.
* Video is not available of the reconvening of this meeting, the complete audio archive of this meeting is available on the committee's audio archives page.


HF292 (Rukavina) Medical marijuana use provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated.
HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited.
HF1405 (Hilstrom) Tax data disclosed to law enforcement authorities.
HF1397 (Hilstrom) Fourth Judicial District provided fiscal flexibility as to the location of court facilities.
HF1791 (Nelson) Peace officer and corrections officer employment provided under joint power agreements.
HF1805 (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established.

The committee will reconvene at 6:15 p.m. in 400N State Office Building to hear:
Reports from Crime Victims/Criminal Records
HF1043 (Johnson) Job applicant's criminal history consideration addressed during the public employment hiring process;
HF1518 (Champion) Commissioner of public safety authorized to gather, compile, and publish data on human trafficking every three years.
HF1636 (Clark) Human trafficking victims' housing and support services prov