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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

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

January 26, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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-ninth meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012, 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
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
Members excused:

DAUDT, Kurt
SMITH, Steve

A quorum was present.

Representative McDonald moved that the minutes of May 4, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McDonald moved that the minutes of November 3, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes assumed the gavel at 10:18 a.m.

HF1829 (Cornish) Authorizing County Attorneys and Assistant County Attorneys to carry firearms on duty under the terms of a permit to carry.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1829 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1829.
Ross Arneson, Blue Earth County Attorney
Chris Rovney, Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney
Jim Franklin, Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs' Association
Paul Beaumaster, Rice County Attorney and President of the Minnesota Association of
County Attorneys
Heather Martens, Protect Minnesota
Thompson Aderinkomi, WATCH

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF1829 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1879 (Cornish) Providing enhanced penalties for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney.

Representative Cornish moved that HF1879 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1879.
Tim Scannell, Cook County Attorney
Paul Beaumaster, Rice County Attorney and President of the Minnesota Association of
County Attorneys

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF1879 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Cornish assumed the gavel at 11:23 a.m.

The committee heard testimony on Department of Corrections bonding requests.
Terry Carlson, Department of Corrections Assistant Commissioner for Facilities
Bill Montgomery, Capital Resources Administrator

The committee heard testimony on Department of Public Safety bonding requests.
Kris Eide, Director, Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency
Management Division

Representative Woodard assumed the gavel at 11:34 a.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:17 a.m.



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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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Pete Sparby, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Department of Corrections bonding requests. Department of Public Safety bonding request.

Bills Added:
  • HF1829 (Cornish) - County attorneys and assistant county attorneys authorized to carry firearms on duty under the terms of a permit to carry.
  • HF1879 (Cornish) - Enhanced penalties provided for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney.
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00:16 - Gavel. 05:06 - HF1829 (Cornish) Authorizing county attorneys and assistant county attorneys to carry firearms on duty under the terms of a permit to carry. 55:01 - HF1879 (Cornish) Providing enhanced penalties for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney. 1:08:12 - Department of Corrections bonding requests. 1:44:00 - Department of Public Safety bonding request. Runs 2 hours, 3 minutes.