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2011-2012 Regular Session

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

March 15, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 fifty-fourth meeting to order at 10:21 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 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
MULLERY, Joe, DFL Lead
DAUDT, Kurt
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
Representative Hilty moved that the minutes of March 14, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2789 (McDonald) Drug and methamphetamine paraphernalia definitions amended.

Representative McDonald moved that HF2789 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2789.
Representative Joe McDonald
Benjamin Bejar, Assistant Rice County Attorney

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF2789 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Woodard assumed the gavel at 10:31 a.m.

HF2860 (Cornish) Appropriating money for fire safety services.

Chairman Cornish moved that HF2860 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2860.
Representative Tony Cornish
Nyle Zikmund, Bloomington Fire Chief and Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association
Ulie Seal, Task Force I Commander
Mark Dunaski, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Chairman Cornish renewed his motion that HF2860 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Cornish assumed the gavel at 10:52 a.m.



HF1838 (Kriesel) DWI; driving while impaired specified as a breach of peace.

Representative Kriesel moved that HF1838 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1838.
Representative John Kriesel
Cory Smith, Student, Concordia University
Nate Thienes, Student, Concordia University
Taylor Gittens, Student, Concordia University

Representative Kriesel renewed his motion that HF1838 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF718 (Champion) Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.

Representative Slocum moved that HF718 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Slocum moved the H0718A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF718, as amended.
Representative Bobby Joe Champion
David Crist, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Representative Slocum renewed her motion that HF718, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.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:
  • HF2789 (McDonald) - Drug and methamphetamine paraphernalia definitions amended.
  • HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.
  • HF1838 (Kriesel) - DWI; driving while impaired specified as a breach of peace through proposed constitutional amendment.
  • HF2860 (Cornish) - Fire safety account regulated, and money appropriated for fire safety services.
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