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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 15, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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-fifth meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

Vice Chairman Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:15 a.m.

HF0006 (Cornish) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree penalty increased.

Representative Cornish introduced HF0006.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll at 10:28 a.m.

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
MARIANI, Carlos
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve



No members were absent or excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Leidiger moved that the minutes of March 14, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0006 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0006.
Sheriff Rich Stanek, Hennepin County
Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
John Stuart, State Public Defender

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF0006 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 11:22 a.m.

HF0439 (Smith) Consecutive sentences for assaults committed by state prison inmates provision clarified.

Representative Smith moved that HF0439 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Smith gave testimony on HF0439.

Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF0439 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF0447 (Kelly) Investigation, review, and hearing governing provisions modified, crime of criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law, terminology changed, criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult, and criminal penalties provided.

Representative Kelly moved that HF0447 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0447.
Representative Tim Kelly
Iris Freeman, Associate Director, William Mitchell College of Law, Center for
Elder Justice and Policy
Sergeant Mike Wortman, St. Paul Police Department, Crimes Against the Eldery Unit

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF0447 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:44 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:
  • HF6 (Cornish) - Convicted sex offender indeterminate sentencing provided.
  • HF439 (Smith) - Consecutive sentences provision for assaults committed by state prison inmates clarified.
  • HF447 (Kelly) - Vulnerable adult criminal abuse made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law; investigation, review, and hearing provisions modified; terminology changed; criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult; and criminal penalties provided.
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00:42 - Gavel. 02:02 - HF6 (Cornish) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree penalty increased. 1:11:12 - HF439 (Smith) Consecutive sentences for assaults committed by state prison inmates provision clarified. 1:15:15 - HF447 (Kelly) Investigation, review, and hearing governing provisions modified, crime of criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult made a registrable offense under the predatory offender registration law, terminology changed, criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult, and criminal penalties provided. Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.