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2011-2012 Regular Session

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

March 09, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 twenty-second meeting to order at 10:17 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 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.

Vice Chairman Woodard moved that the minutes of March 3, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chairman Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:19 a.m.

HF0853 (Cornish) Human trafficking victim toll-free hotline money appropriated.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0853 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0853.
Representative Tony Cornish
Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society
MaiNhia Khang, former U.S. Senate Policy Liaison
Sister Mary Hasbrouck, St. Joseph of Carandelet
Sachiko Kudah, Communications Director, Civil Society
Robert Johnson, Bois Forte Indian Reservation
Will Sandstrom, public testifier

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF0853 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

HF0854 (Cornish) Trafficking victims legal advocacy grant authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0854 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0854.
Representative Tony Cornish
Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF0854 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 11:03 a.m.

HF0556 (Smith) Juvenile prostitutes in need of protection or services provisions amended, sexually exploited youth defined, prostitution crime penalty assessments increased, and distribution of the assessment amended; prostitution laws provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified; money appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to develop a statewide victim services model.

Representative Smith moved that HF0556 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Smith moved the H0556A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF0556.
Representative Steve Smith
Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy, The Family Partnership
Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney
Chief Lee Vague, Woodbury Police Department
Heather Boyum, trafficking survivor, Breaking Free Program
Lisa Gagnier, trafficking survivor, Breaking Free Program

Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF0556 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.





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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair




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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF853 (Cornish) - Omnibus public safety and crime prevention bill.
  • HF854 (Cornish) - Trafficking victims legal advocacy grant authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF556 (Smith) - Juvenile prostitutes in need of protection or services provisions amended, sexually exploited youth defined, prostitution crime penalty assessments increased, and distribution of the assessment amended; prostitution laws provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified; and money appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to develop a statewide victim services model.
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02:52 - Gavel. 05:05 - HF853 (Cornish) Human trafficking victim toll-free hotline money appropriated. 46:01 - HF854 (Cornish) Trafficking victims legal advocacy grant authorized, and money appropriated. 49:15 - HF556 (Smith) Juvenile prostitutes in need of protection or services provisions amended, sexually exploited youth defined, prostitution crime penalty assessments increased, and distribution of the assessment amended; prostitution laws provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified; money appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to develop a statewide victim services model. Runs 1 hour, 8 minutes.