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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 16, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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-sixth meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, March 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
KIEFFER, Andrea
KRIESEL, John
MARIANI, Carlos
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve



Members excused:

KELLY, Tim
LEIDIGER, Ernie

A quorum was present.

Representative Smith moved that the minutes of March 15, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1011 (Woodard) Organized retail theft crime created and added to list of designated offenses.

Representative Woodard moved that HF1001 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1001.
Representative Kelby Woodard
Jamie Pfuhl, President of the Minnesota Grocers Association
Kristin Fernholz, Minnesota Retailers Association
Sean Shaughnessy, Team Leader, Target Corporation Investigation Team

Representative Woodard renewed his motion that HF1001 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0642 (Slocum) Child certified as an adult provided to be detained in a juvenile facility prior to trial and verdict.

Representative Slocum moved that HF0642 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0642.
Representative Linda Slocum
Captain Mike Wresh, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools

Representative Slocum renewed her motion that HF0642 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF0660 (McDonald) Repeat sex offender 36-month presumptive executed sentence provided.

Representative McDonald moved that HF0660 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0660.
Representative Joe McDonald
Caroline Palmer, Attorney with the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(MNCASA)
Jill Payne, Research Analyst, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

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

HF0933 (Smith) Prostitution law provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified.

Representative Smith moved that HF0933 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0933.
Representative Steve Smith
Melissa Reed, Minneapolis Government Relations

Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF0933 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1043 (Gauthier) Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.

Representative Gauthier moved that HF1043 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1043.
Representative Kerry Gauthier
Chief Gordon Ramsey, Duluth Police Department

Representative Gauthier renewed his motion that HF1043 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chairman Woodard assumed the gavel at 11:18 a.m.

HF0955 (Cornish) Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0955 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0955.
Representative Tony Cornish
Eric Knudson, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
Bill Donnay, Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF0955 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

HF1033 (Cornish) Short term commitments of 180 days or less reauthorized to be served in county jails.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1033 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF1033.
Representative Tony Cornish
Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota County, Association of Minnesota Counties
(AMC), Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA)
Jim Franklin, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association
Ryan Erdmann, Director and Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Association of Community
Corrections Act Counties (MACCAC)

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF1033 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

HF1034 (Cornish) Inmates required to co-pay a set minimum amount for healthcare provided visits.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1034 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF1034.
Representative Tony Cornish
Nanette Larson, Health Services Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)

The bill will be held over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

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:

Bills may not be heard in the order listed. Bills not heard in the morning will be continued on evening agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF642 (Slocum) - Child certified as an adult provided to be detained in a juvenile facility prior to trial and verdict.
  • HF660 (McDonald) - Repeat sex offender 36-month presumptive executed sentence provided.
  • HF933 (Smith) - Prostitution law provisions clarified and recodified, and definitions modified.
  • HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • HF1001 (Woodard) - "Criminal act" definition expanded in the racketeering crime.
  • HF1033 (Cornish) - Short term commitments of 180 days or less reauthorized to be served in county jails.
  • HF1034 (Cornish) - Inmates required to co-pay a set minimum amount for healthcare provided visits.
  • HF1043 (Gauthier) - Motor vehicle property crime penalties proposed for repeat violators.
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