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2011-2012 Regular Session

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

April 28, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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 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.

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
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve

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:

AYES NAYS

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
MCDONALD, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SMITH, Steve


On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.




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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Wednesday's agenda will resume Thursday morning with HF358. Public testimony portion of the hearing has concluded. Bills may be added to the agenda. Bills may not be heard in the order listed.

Bills Added:
  • HF441 (Loon) - 911 fee collection from prepaid wireless telecommunications and prepaid wireless E911 services provided.
  • HF965 (Kahn) - Anatomical gift donor document types expanded.
  • HF1467 (Cornish) - Firearms; public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited; Minnesota's self-defense and defense of home laws clarified, codified, and extended; common law duty to retreat eliminated; self-defense dwelling boundaries expanded; dwelling or occupied vehicle entrance by stealth or force presumption created; rights available extended to defense against unlawful entry of an occupied vehicle; and other states' permits to carry a pistol within and under the laws of Minnesota recognition provided.
  • HF1468 (LeMieur) - Forfeited firearm sale by law enforcement agencies authorized to federally licensed firearms dealers.
  • HF1478 (Kiffmeyer) - Minnesota sex offender program provisions modified.
  • HF955 (Cornish) - Level III predatory offender Web site maintenance responsibility transferred from the Department of Corrections to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • HF1214 (Hortman) - Child passenger restraint system provisions modified.
  • HF615 (Buesgens) - Driver education requirements modified for obtaining an instruction permit.
  • HF229 (Downey) - Child certified as an adult detainment in a juvenile facility provided pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, and judges authorized to prohibit juvenile sex offenders from residing near their victims.
  • HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
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04:14 - Gavel. 05:30 - HF358 (Barrett) Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided (public testimony on this bill has concluded). 15:00 - 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. Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.