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2011-2012 Regular Session

THIRTIETH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

April 12, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 thirtieth meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda

Members excused:

MORAN, Rena
SMITH, Steve

A quorum was present.

Representative Kelly moved that the minutes of March 23, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1162 (Ward) Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.

Representative Kieffer moved that HF1162 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1162.
Representative John Ward
Major Rod Smith, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Dave Zentner, Conservationist, Izaak Walton League
Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Seasonal Recreational Property Owners
Coalition (MSRPO)
Commissioner Dennis Peterson, Kandiyohi County, Association of Minnesota Counties
Terrie Christian, President, Association of Medicine Lake Area Citizens (AMLAC)
Alex Gehrig, Metro Area Representative, Minnesota Waters

Representative Kieffer renewed her motion that HF1162 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1285 (Mullery) Controlled substances schedule I list added to.

HF1359 (Barrett) Stimulants and hallucinogens added as Schedule I controlled substances.

Chairman Cornish moved that HF1285 and HF1359 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus policy bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF1285 and HF1359.
Representative Joe Mullery
Representative Bob Barrett
Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Frank Dolejsi, Director, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Laboratory

HF1285 and HF1359 were laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus policy bill.

HF0467 (Gruenhagen) Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF0467 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Agriculture Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Gruenhagen moved to orally amend HF0467: add to the end of the section "EFFECTIVE DATE. January 1, 2012." THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF0467.
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
Commissioner Tom Roy, Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC)
Greta Gauthier, Director, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Paul Hugunin, Director, Minnesota Grown Program, Minnesota Department of
Agriculture

Representative Hilty moved to orally amend HF0467: delete the final sentence in Subdivision 1.13-1.14. Representative Mariani requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS EXCUSED

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


On a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed his motion that HF0467 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Agriculture Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0921 (Leidiger) Targeted misdemeanor clarified to include no contact order misdemeanor violations for the purpose of requiring fingerprinting.

Representative Leidiger moved that HF0921 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF0921.
Representative Ernie Leidiger
Katie Engler, Legal Consultant, BCA

Representative Leidiger renewed his motion that HF0921 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1270 (McDonald) E-charging expanded to include citations, juvenile adjudication, and implied test refusal or failure.

Representative McDonald moved that HF1270 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1270.
Representative Joe McDonald
Katie Engler, Legal Consultant, BCA

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF1270 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:52 a.m.





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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Bills may not be heard in the order listed.

Bills Added:
  • HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.
  • HF921 (Leidiger) - Targeted misdemeanor clarified to include no contact order misdemeanor violations for the purpose of requiring fingerprinting.
  • HF1162 (Ward) - Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.
  • HF1270 (McDonald) - E-charging expanded to include citations, juvenile adjudication, and implied test refusal or failure.
  • HF1285 (Mullery) - Controlled substances Schedule I list added to.
  • HF1359 (Barrett) - State controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy authority modified to regulate controlled substances, and electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed.
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