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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 14, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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-fourth meeting to order at 8:01 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll at 8:04 a.m.

Members present:


CORNISH, Tony, Chair
MULLERY, Joe, DFL Lead
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KELLY, Tim
KIEFFER, Andrea
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve



Members excused:

WOODARD, Kelby
HILTY, Bill
KRIESEL, John

Members absent:

MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Kelly moved that the minutes of March 10, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Affiliates of the Drug and Gang Strike Force gave an overview of the task forces and their budgets and answered questions of the committee
Chief Gordon Ramsey, City of Duluth Police Department
Sheriff Rich Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney

Jeri Boisvert, Director of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Department of Public Safety, gave an overview of the program and its budget and answered questions of the committee.

David Brown, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, answered questions of the committee related to OJP grants to county attorney offices.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 a.m.


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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair


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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Office of Justice Programs budget Gang and Drug Strike Task Force

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02:23 - Gavel. 02:40 - Gang and Drug Strike Task Force. 52:27 - Office of Justice Programs budget. Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.