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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 23, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The committee continued to hear public testimony on H0853DE3, the public safety omnibus finance bill.
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Ralph Wyman, Director, Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
Jim Franklin, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriff's Association
Dave Pecchia, Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association
Commissioner Mona Dohman, Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Deputy Commissioner Mary Ellison, DPS
Anna McLafferty, Criminal Justice Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Tony Palumbo, Anoka County Attorney
Richard Kolodziejski, Legislative Affairs Director, Minnesota Association of
Professional Employees (MAPE)
ThaoMee Xiong, Public Policy Specialist, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
(MCBW)
Cyndi Cook, Executive Director, MCBW

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll at 10:51 a.m.

Members present:

CORNISH, Tony, Chair
WOODARD, Kelby, Vice Chair
MULLERY, Joe, DFL Lead
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HILTY, Bill
KELLY, Tim
KIEFFER, Andrea
KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MARIANI, Carlos
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve

Members excused:

JOHNSON, Sheldon

A quorum was present.

Representative Kriesel moved that the minutes of March 22, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public testimony continued on H0853DE3, the public safety omnibus finance bill.
Chief John Laux, Bloomington Police Department
Commissioner Robyn West, Anoka County
Louise Seliski, The Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center, Women’s Center of Mid-
Minnesota
Makram El-Amin, Network for Better Futures
Nancy Hylden, Network for Better Futures
Leslie Metzen, Senior Director of Violence Prevention, 360 Communities
Bree Adams, Domestic Violence Advocate, St. Paul Intervention
Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society
Carol Arthur, Executive Director, Domestic Abuse Project
Public testimony ended at 11:34 a.m., after all persons who had signed up to provide public testimony had testified.

Chairman Cornish offered the H0853A1 amendment. Deputy Commissioner David Crist, Department of Corrections, testified on the amendment. Chairman Cornish moved the H0853A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran offered the H0853A2 amendment. Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Department of Human Rights, testified on the amendment. Representative Moran moved the H0853A2 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS EXCUSED

MULLERY, Joe CORNISH, Tony JOHNSON, Sheldon
GAUTHIER, Kerry WOODARD, Kelby KELLY, Tim
HILTY, Bill GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
MARIANI, Carlos KIEFFER, Andrea
MORAN, Rena KRIESEL, John
SLOCUM, Linda LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SMITH, Steve


On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chairman Cornish moved the H0853A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H0853A3-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H0853A10 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS EXCUSED

MULLERY, Joe CORNISH, Tony JOHNSON, Sheldon
GAUTHIER, Kerry WOODARD, Kelby
HILTY, Bill GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
MARIANI, Carlos KELLY, Tim
MORAN, Rena KIEFFER, Andrea
SLOCUM, Linda KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SMITH, Steve


On a vote of 6 AYES and 10 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H0853A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H0853A5 amendment. Representative Hilty requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS EXCUSED

MULLERY, Joe CORNISH, Tony JOHNSON, Sheldon
GAUTHIER, Kerry WOODARD, Kelby
HILTY, Bill GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
MARIANI, Carlos KELLY, Tim
MORAN, Rena KIEFFER, Andrea
SLOCUM, Linda KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SMITH, Steve


On a vote of 6 AYES and 10 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chairman Cornish moved H0853DE3, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Members of the committee gave closing remarks on H0853DE3, as amended.

Representative Mullery requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS EXCUSED

CORNISH, Tony MULLERY, Joe JOHNSON, Sheldon
WOODARD, Kelby GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn HILTY, Bill
KELLY, Tim MARIANI, Carlos
KIEFFER, Andrea MORAN, Rena
KRIESEL, John SLOCUM, Linda
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SMITH, Steve


On a vote of 10 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:36 p.m.





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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Continue hearing testimony on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Budget Bill (HF853), as amended.

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Continue hearing testimony on HF853 (Cornish) Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill. Runs 2 hours, 21 minutes.