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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

April 26, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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-third meeting to order at 10:16 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused:

KIEFFER, Andrea
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was present.

Representative Slocum moved that the minutes of April 14, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0922 (Kiel) Collector emergency vehicles allowed to display and use nonconforming colored lights.

Representative Kelly moved that HF0922 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Kelly moved the H0992A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF0922, as amended.
Representative Debra Kiel
Bill Strusinski, Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association and Minnesota Street Rod Association

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF0922, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1428 (Westrom) Emily's law established, and age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses lowered.

Representative Westrom answered questions of the committee on HF1428.

Representative Smith assumed the gavel at 10:24 a.m.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:25 a.m.

Lynn Johnson, mother of Emily Johnson, clarified concerns of the committee regarding HF1428.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1428 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1245 (McFarlane) Firearm possession by a minor included as unlawful for purposes of orders to enjoin gang activity.

Chairman Cornish moved that HF1245 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1245.
Representative Carol McFarlane
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Commander Paul Iovino, St. Paul Police Department

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF1245 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1520 (Mullery) 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.

Representative Mullery moved that HF1520 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Mullery testified on HF1520.

HF1520 was laid over.

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

Chairman Cornish moved that HF1359 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Committee.

Chairman Cornish moved the H1359DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bob Barrett testified on HF1359, as amended.

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF1359, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes assumed the gavel at 11:24 a.m.

HF1535 (Cornish) DWI, off-highway vehicle, drive-by shooting, designated offense, and controlled substance forfeiture laws changes made to provide more uniformity; monetary cap raised on the value of property forfeitures that may be adjudicated in conciliation court, forfeited property prohibited from being sold to prosecuting authorities or persons related to prosecuting authorities.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1535 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Cornish moved the H1535A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1535, as amended.
Representative Tony Cornish
John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Catherine Turner, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Representative Cornish moved to orally amend H1535A1: line 2.28 delete "August 1, 2011" and insert "January 1, 2012". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF1535, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 11:35 a.m.

HF1520 (Mullery) 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.

Chairman Cornish moved to reconsider HF1520, that it be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 a.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 during the morning meeting will be heard in the evening.

Bills Added:
  • HF922 (Kiel) - Collector emergency vehicles allowed to display and use nonconforming colored lights.
  • HF1245 (McFarlane) - Firearm possession by a minor included as unlawful for purposes of orders to enjoin gang activity.
  • 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.
  • HF1428 (Westrom) - Emily's Law established, and age of extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution for violent offenses lowered.
  • HF1514 (Cornish) - State law enforcement agencies required to report on the transfer of cases involving forfeiture to the federal government, and more uniformity in terminology provided.
  • HF1534 (Cornish) - Forfeiture law general criminal code clarified.
  • HF1535 (Cornish) - DWI, off-highway vehicle, drive-by shooting, designated offense, and controlled substance forfeiture laws changes made to provide more uniformity; monetary cap raised on the value of property forfeitures that may be adjudicated in conciliation court; forfeited property prohibited from being sold to prosecuting authorities or persons related to prosecuting authorities; and general criminal code forfeiture law, necessity of conviction, and burden of proof clarified.
  • HF1520 (Mullery) - 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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