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Minnesota Legislature
2013-2014 Regular Session

22ND MEETING - Civil Law

January 28, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA 22ND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LAW
Chair, Representative John Lesch

MINUTES

Representative Lesch, Chair of Committee on Civil Law, called the meeting to order at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Lesch, Chair
Allen, Vice Chair
Scott, Lead
Anderson, M.
Holberg
Howe
Johnson, B.
Liebling
Pugh
Rosenthal
Simon
Yarusso
Hilstrom
Newberger
Winkler

Members excused:
Hortman
Paymar

A quorum was present.

Chair Lesch moved minutes from May 16, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Introduction of new Committee Administrator: Emily Lefholz.

Testimony regarding government use of surveillance technologies and the balance of law enforcement purposes with individual rights of privacy:

Ben Fiest, ACLU Legislative Director
Catherine Crump, , ACLU Privacy Expert
Ramona Dohman, DPS Commissioner
Mark Dunaski, DPS Assistant Commissioner
Drew Evans, BCA Assistant Superintendent
Janee Harteau, Minneapolis Police Chief
Tom Smith, St. Paul Police Chief
Dave Mueller, Olmsted County Sheriff
Don Gemberling, MN Coalition on Government Information
Rich Neumeister
Beth Fraser, Deputy Secretary of State

The meeting was adjourned at 12 PM.

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Representative John Lesch, Chair
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Jay Xiong, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of the Minutes III. Testimony regarding government use of surveillance technologies and the balance of law enforcement purposes with individual rights of privacy. i. ACLU Privacy Expert Catherine Crump ii. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Ramona Dohman iii. Department of Public Safety Assistant Commissioner Mark Dunaski iv. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Assistant Superintendent Drew Evans v. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau vi. St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith vii. Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom viii. Olmstead County Sheriff Dave Mueller ix. Don Gemberling, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information x. Rich Neumeister xi. Public Testimony IV. Adjourn

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04:58 - Gavel, introductory remarks and testimony regarding government use of surveillance technologies and the balance of law enforcement purposes with individual rights of privacy. Runs 2 hours.