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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 17, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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-seventh meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 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 McDonald moved that the minutes of March 16, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1103 (Mullery) Assault of utility or postal service employee or contractor gross misdemeanor created.

Representative Mullery moved that HF1103 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1103.
Representative Joe Mullery
Carl Crimmins, President, Minnesota Pipe Trades
Pamela Donato, President, National Association of Letter Carriers
Timothy M. Donavan, President, Communications Workers of America Local 7200
Andy Schriner, Director of Government Affairs, Qwest

Representative Mullery renewed his motion that HF1103 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chairman Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:32 a.m.

HF0758 (Cornish) Harassment restraining order provisions modified.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0758 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF0758.
Representative Tony Cornish
Liz Richards, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Michael Harasyn, Director, Judicial Commonsense

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF0758 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

HF1072 (Cornish) Minnesota State Retirement System; employment position covered by correctional state employees retirement plan revised, vesting period modified for a retirement annuity for the correctional state employees retirement plan, and service credit transfer permitted to the general state employees retirement plan by certain correctional employees.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1072 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

Representative Cornish moved the H1072-1A amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1072, as amended.
Representative Tony Cornish
Larry Martin, Executive Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
David Bergstrom, Director, Minnesota State Retirement System
Andy Lieffort, Caseworker, Stillwater Correctional Facility
Scott Grefe, AFSCME Council 5 Field Representative, Department of Human Services
Liaison
Mark Berg, AFSCME Local 2728, Department of Corrections Sentence-to-Serve
Tammy Hughes, Minnesota Nurses Association

HF1072, as amended, will be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus finance bill.

HF1161 (Cornish) Education and program development requirements amended, and certificates of compliance provisions amended.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1161 be laid over.

Jeff Diebel, House Researcher, relayed clarifications to the committee on HF1161, and Representative Cornish answered questions of the committee.

HF1161 will be laid over.

HF0981 (Cornish) Familial DNA searches authorized.

Representative Cornish moved that HF0981 be laid over.

Representative Cornish introduced HF0981, and Sheriff Rich Stanek of Hennepin County gave testimony on the bill.

Representative Cornish moved the H0981A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee continued to hear testimony on HF1161.
Dave Bjerga, Acting Superintendent, Bureau of Criminal Affairs (BCA)
Christine Funk, Board of Public Defense
Carolyn Jackson, Minnesota Lobbying Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU)
Frank Dolejsi, Director, BCA Laboratory
Rich Neumeister, Civil Liberties Advocate

HF0981, as amended, will be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:22 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 on Thursday will be continued on Friday, March 18.

Bills Added:
  • HF1072 (Cornish) - Minnesota State Retirement System; employment position covered by correctional state employees retirement plan revised, vesting period modified for a retirement annuity for the correctional state employees retirement plan, and service credit transfer permitted to the general state employees retirement plan by certain correctional employees.
  • HF1103 (Mullery) - Assault of utility or postal service employee or contractor gross misdemeanor created.
  • HF738 (Cornish) - Public notice provided for the release hearing for killers of peace officers, and harassment restraining order provisions modified.
  • HF981 (Cornish) - Familial DNA searches authorized.
  • HF1161 (Cornish) - Education and program development requirements amended, and certificates of compliance provisions amended.
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