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2011-2012 Regular Session

FIFTH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

January 20, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 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 fifth meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 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
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda

Members excused:

MARIANI, Carlos
SMITH, Steve

A quorum was present.

Representative Gauthier moved that the minutes of January 19, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0057 (Kriesel) Synthetic cannabinoid sale or possession crime established, and penalty provided.

Representative Kriesel moved that HF0057 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0057.
Representative Tara Mack, Apple Valley
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Jim Franklin, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriff's Association
Lieutenant Haans Vitek, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department
Craig Woolery, Chief of Police and Director of Cottage Grove Public Safety
James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney
Officer Dan Schoen, Cottage Grove Police Department
Officer Mike Eliason, Apple Valley Police Department

Representative Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:50 a.m.

Representative Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:55 a.m.

Representative Kriesel renewed his motion that HF0057 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:12 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 Added:
  • HF57 (Kriesel) - Synthetic cannabinoid sale or possession crime established; synthetic cannabinoids, 2C-E, and 2C-I added to the list of Schedule I controlled substances; definition of "analog" added; analog of a Schedule I or II controlled substance provided to be considered a Schedule I controlled substance; weight of fluid used in a water pipe established when determining weight or amount of controlled substance; and Board of Pharmacy authorized to reschedule certain drugs only pursuant to law.
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01:48 - Gavel. 03:04 - HF57 (Kriesel) Synthetic cannabinoid sale or possession crime established, and penalty provided. Runs 58 minutes.