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2011-2012 Regular Session

SIXTH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

January 26, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 sixth meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 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 McDonald moved that the minutes of January 20, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0161 (Drazkowski) Extends the time period for renewal of permit to purchase firearm from federally licensed dealer for transferee permits.

Representative Kelly moved that HF0161 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative Kelly moved the HF0161DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF0161.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Professor Joseph Olson, Hamline University School of Law
Anne Finn, Assistant Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Ryan Erdmann, Director and Legislative Liaison, Association of Minnesota Counties
Dennis Flaherty, Executive Director, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Sergeant Mark Elliott, Bloomington Police Department
Dave Pecchia, Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association
Heather Martens, Executive Director, Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence

Representative Kelly moved that HF0161, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative Mullery requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS

CORNISH, Tony MULLERY, Joe
WOODARD, Kelby GAUTHIER, Kerry
AYES (continued) NAYS (continued)

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.

HF0068 (Garofalo) Careless driving resulting in death is a gross misdemeanor.

Representative Woodard moved that HF0068 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF0068.
Representative Pat Garofalo
Mack Backlund, State Coordinator, American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and
Education of Minnesota (ABATE)
Nancy Johnson, Legislative Director, Minnesotans for Safe Driving
Scott Hersey, Assistant County Attorney, Dakota County

Representative Woodard renewed his motion that HF0068 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.



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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair



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Laura Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF 161 has an author's delete-all amendment, and is replaced with a repealer of M.S. 2010, sections 624.7131 and 624.7132. HF 161 also has a DE 2 amendment that will be considered.

Bills Added:
  • HF68 (Garofalo) - Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor.
  • HF161 (Drazkowski) - Permit renewal time period to purchase firearms from federally licensed dealers extended.
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01:00 - Gavel. 02:05 - HF161 (Drazkowski) Permit renewal to purchase firearms from federally licensed dealers time period extended. 1:23:05 - HF68 (Garofalo) Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor. Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.