STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Cornish, Chair of the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee, called the thirty-fifth meeting to order at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
CORNISH, Tony, Chair
WOODARD, Kelby, Vice Chair
MULLERY, Joe, DFL Lead
No members were excused or absent.
A quorum was present.
Representative Kriesel moved that the minutes of April 27, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF0358 (Barrett) Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
Chairman Cornish moved that HF0358 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
The committee discussed HF0358.
Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF0358 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.
HF1467 (Cornish) Firearms; mental health commitment information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System required, permit renewal time period extended, annual background check provided, courts required to report certain data, authority of public officials clarified and delimited, defense of home and person law clarified, Minnesota's self-defense and defense of home laws codified and extended, common law duty to retreat eliminated, boundaries of dwelling expanded, presumption created, available rights extended, and Minnesota recognition provided of other states' permits to carry.
Representative Cornish moved that HF1467 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
Representative Cornish and David M. Gross provided an outline of HF1467.
The committee heard testimony on HF1467.
Jim Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Heather Martens, Executive Director, Protect Minnesota
Joan Peterson, Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence
Mary Ellison, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Katie Conlin, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Dave Pecchia, Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association
Dennis Flaherty, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA)
Ken Reed, Assistant Chief, St. Paul Police Department
Representative Tony Cornish
Chief Todd Miller, Mankato Police Department
Professor Joseph Olson, Hamline University School of Law
Erik Pakieser, Professional Security Consultant, Quorum Security, Inc.
Representative Cornish answered questions of the committee and renewed his motion that HF1467 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.
Representative Mullery requested a roll call vote on HF1467. The results were as follows:
CORNISH, Tony MULLERY, Joe
WOODARD, Kelby GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn HILTY, Bill
KELLY, Tim JOHNSON, Sheldon
KIEFFER, Andrea MARIANI, Carlos
KRIESEL, John MORAN, Rena
LEIDIGER, Ernie SLOCUM, Linda
On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.
REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair
Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant