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2011-2012 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

February 16, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cornish, Chair of the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee, called the fourteenth meeting to order at 10:16 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CORNISH, Tony, Chair
WOODARD, Kelby, Vice Chair
MULLERY, Joe, DFL Lead
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HILTY, Bill
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KELLY, Tim

KIEFFER, Andrea
KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve

Members absent:

MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Hilty moved that the minutes of February 15, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0370 (Smith) Youth intervention program grants modified.

Representative Smith moved that HF0370 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0370.
Representative Steve Smith
J. Scott Beaty, Executive Director, Minnesota Youth Intervention Program Association
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Chief Craig Woolery, City of Cottage Grove Director of Public Safety
Paul Ramsour, Supervisor, Life Transitions Program, YouthLink
Giovanni Alvarado, Student, St. James Public School

HF0370 will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF0387 (Kelly) Counties allowed to participate in driver's license reinstatement diversion pilot program, and diversion pilot program extended.

Representative Kelly moved that HF0387 be passed and re-referred to the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0387.
Representative Tim Kelly
Scott Adkisson, President and CEO, Financial Crimes Services
Jessica McConaughey, Assistant St. Paul City Attorney

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF0387 be passed and re-referred to the Transportation Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Staff and affiliates from the three correctional delivery systems gave overviews of the agencies and the probation and supervised release program in Minnesota, and answered questions of the committee.
Commissioner Tom Roy, Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)
Carol Roberts, President, Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act
Counties (MACCAC), Ramsey County Community Corrections
Ryan Erdmann, Director and Legislative Liaison, MACCAC
Joshua Milow, Director, Blue Earth County Justice Center
Steve Peterson, President, Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers
(MACPO), Waseca County
Calvin Saari, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Corrections Association
Bruce Hagstrom, Career Agent, Chisago County Probation

The meeting was adjourned at 12:02 p.m.



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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair



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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Minnesota probation system overview

Bills Added:
  • HF370 (Smith) - Youth intervention program grants modified.
  • HF387 (Kelly) - Driver's license reinstatement diversion pilot program county participation allowed, and diversion pilot program extended.
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