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2011-2012 Regular Session

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance

February 23, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-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 forty-sixth meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2012, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CORNISH, Tony, Chair
WOODARD, Kelby, Vice Chair
DAUDT, Kurt
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HILTY, Bill
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KIEFFER, Andrea
KRIESEL, John
LEIDIGER, Ernie
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
NORNES, Bud
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, SteveKELLY, Tim

Members absent:

MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Kriesel moved that the minutes of February 21, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1945 (Gottwalt) Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.

Chairman Cornish moved that HF1945 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Gauthier moved to orally amend HF1945: insert "," between "provisions" and "is" in Section 1, line 1.16; delete "due to" and insert "because of" in Section 1, line 2.32. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1945, as amended.
Representative Steve Gottwalt
David Brown, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Amy Sweasy, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF1945, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2302 (Kriesel) Predatory offenders prohibited from serving as hotel or motel employees, and background check required.

Representative Kriesel moved that HF2302 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Kriesel moved the H2302A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2302, as amended.
Representative John Kriesel
Dan McElroy, President & CEO, Minnesota Lodging Association

HF2302, as amended, was laid over.

HF1774 (Kriesel) Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated.

Representative Kriesel moved HF1774 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Daniel Peart, Phantom Fireworks, testified on the A12-0626 amendment. Representative Kriesel moved the A12-0626 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chairman Cornish moved the A12-0666 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1774, as amended.
Representative John Kriesel
Craig Block, Citizen
Tom Brace, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association
Dan Winkel, Minnesota State Fire Departments Association

Representative Kriesel renewed his motion that HF1774, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2333 (Swedzinski) Motor fuel theft specifically included in the theft crime, and permissive inference created.

Chairman Cornish moved HF2333 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2333.
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Bob Krogman, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF2333 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:02 p.m.





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REP. TONY CORNISH, Chair





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Pete Sparby, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1945 (Gottwalt) - Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
  • HF2333 (Swedzinski) - Motor fuel theft specifically included in the theft crime, and permissive inference created.
  • HF2302 (Kriesel) - Predatory offenders prohibited from serving as hotel or motel employees, and background check required.
  • HF1774 (Kriesel) - Fireworks personal use authorized.
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00:30 - Gavel. 00:48 - HF1945 (Gottwalt) Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified. 26:09 - HF2302 (Kriesel) Predatory offenders prohibited from serving as hotel or motel employees, and background check required. 46:47 - HF1774 (Kriesel) Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated. 1:30:25 - HF2333 (Swedzinski) Motor fuel theft specifically included in the theft crime, and permissive inference created. Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.