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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

April 27, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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-fourth meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 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
KIEFFER, Andrea
KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MARIANI, Carlos
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Steve

Members excused:

KELLY, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Gauthier moved that the minutes of April 26, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1289 (Mack) Buses provisions modified authorizing the use of highway shoulders.

Chairman Cornish moved that HF1289 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1289.
Representative Tara Mack
Commissioner Schouweiler, Dakota County
Cassandra Isackson, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF1289 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chairman Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:27 a.m.

HF1577 (Cornish) Sex offender policy task force established.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1577 be recommended pass and re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Committee.

Representative Cornish moved to orally amend HF1577: line 2.10, add "in consultation with local corrections associations". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1577, as amended.
Representative Tony Cornish
Caroline Palmer, Staff Attorney, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
(MNCASA)
Melissa Reed, Government Relations Representative, City of Minneapolis

Representative Mullery moved the H1577DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H1577A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mullery moved the H1577A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF1577, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Government Operations and Elections Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:47 a.m.

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 heard testimony on HF0358.
Representative Bob Barrett
Sheriff Rich Stanek, Hennepin County
Norm Baehlor, Minnesota United for Immigration Reduction (MUIR)
Robert Allen, Deputy Police Chief, Minneapolis Police Department
Carolyn Jackson, Lobbying Coordinator, Americans Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Chief Tom Smith, St. Paul Police Department
Senior Commander Bill Martinez, St. Paul Police Department
Bruce Nestor, Immigration Law Attorney
Michele McKenzie, Director of Advocacy, The Advocates for Human Rights
ThaoMee Xiong, Public Policy Specialist, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Sipra Jha, Program Director, Asian Women United of Minnesota
Professor Virgil Wiebe, St. Thomas School of Law
Lyudmyla Petrenko, Sabes Jewish Community Center
Vera Burstein, Sabes Jewish Community Center
Gloria Freesia, Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project
Katherine Crothers, Founder, No More Children Left Behind
Suzanne Crothers, Eighth Grade Student
Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities

The committee discussed HF0358.

The bill was laid over until Thursday, April 27.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m.




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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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

HF1214 (Hortman) has been moved to Thursday's agenda. HF229 (Downey) has been moved to Thursday's agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF358 (Barrett) - Immigration law enforcement noncooperation ordinances and policies prohibited, and immigration-related data use provided.
  • HF1289 (Mack) - Buses provisions modified authorizing the use of highway shoulders.
  • HF1577 (Cornish) - Sex offender policy task force established.
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