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Public Safety Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Michael Paymar

MINUTES

Representative Paymar, Chair of Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Paymar, Chair
Rosenthal, Vice Chair
Cornish, Lead
Hilstrom
Johnson, B.
Kelly
Kieffer
Lesch
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simon
Simonson
Slocum
Uglem
Ward, J.

A quorum was present.

Chair Paymar and members welcomed students from Best Academy, Minneapolis, who were visiting the committee.

H.F. 285 (Lesch) Firearm Lawful Possession Modified.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 285 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Gun Violence Prevention Act. (10:05 a.m.)

Testifying on H.F. 285 were:

Michael O. Freeman - Hennepin County Attorney
Don Samuels - Councilmember, City of Minneapolis
Prof. Joseph Olson - President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Chris Rager - National Rifle Association

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 285.

H.F. 308 (Simonson) Permit required to purchase, own, possess, or use body armor; and criminal penalties provided.

Rep. Simonson moved that H.F. 308 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Gun Violence Prevention Act (10:36 a.m.)

Rep. Simonson moved to amend H.F. 308 as follows:
Page 3, lines 33 and 34, strike "and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 308 were:

Andrew Rothman - Vice President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Erik Pakieser - Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Joseph Olson - President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Eric McCloud - Criminal Defense Attorney, Saint Paul

At 11:36 a.m., Chair Paymar declared the committee in recess until 6:00 p.m.

Chair Paymar reconvened the meeting at 6:02 p.m.

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 308, as amended.

H.F. 307 (Simonson) Permit to carry application required to be made to a chief of police of a municipality, and if no chief of police, to a county sheriff.

Rep. Simonson moved that H.F. 307 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Gun Violence Prevention Bill (6:04 p.m.)

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 307 was:

Anna Gambucci - Saint Paul

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 307 were:

David Gross - Treasurer, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Joseph Olson - President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 307

H.F. 242 (Hausman) Large-capacity magazine crime established for the manufacture, transfer, or possession of ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts; terms defined; and criminal penalties provided.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 242 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Gun Violence Prevention Act (6:27 p.m.)

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 242 were:

Heather Martens - Executive Director, Protect Minnesota
Sami Rahamim - Son of Reuven Rahamim, Accent Signage founder
Prof. Howard Vogel - Professor of Law, Hamline University
William Krause - Plymouth
Tom Goldstein - Saint Paul
Mary Lewis Grow - League of Women Voters, Minnesota
Kathryn Hoffman - Saint Paul



Testifying in opposition to H.F. 242 were:

Chris Rager - National Rifle Association
Duke Seibold - Mahtomedi
Nathan Timm - Sheriff's Deputy, Goodhue County
Steve Zerwas - Wyoming
Prof. Joseph Olson - President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Ray Whitledge - Duluth
Jeffrey Ahrens - Fort Ripley
Stephen Petersen - Andover
Eric McCloud - Criminal Defense Attorney, Saint Paul
Ross Rosenberg - Bloomington
Frank Skog - United States Practical Shooting Association
Tim Keller - Chaska
Chris Hocuk - Stillwater
Keith Benning - Willow River
Angela Sedlacek - Lakeville
Curt Bouton - Ham Lake
Drew Haggard - Barnum
Clay Lamkin - Plymouth
John Humenansky - Lino Lakes
Rob Garberson - Coon Rapids
Sherry Green - Saint Paul Park
Anthony Hulsebus - Robbinsdale
Doug Brown - Hutchinson
Andrew Justin - Saint Francis
Sam Mead - Eden Prairie
David Portz - Saint Paul
Julie Zappa - Saint Paul Park
Charles Rumberger - White Earth
Melissa Pierce - Oak Grove
Justin Pierce - Oak Grove
Nathan Miller - Coon Rapids
Dustin Helton - Hastings
Greg Dahlstrom - Lakeville
Dan Vasser - Minneapolis
Sean Alter - Bloomington
Roger Parras - Saint Peter
Michael Fiato - Bloomington
Riley Johnson - Minneapolis
Erik Sorenson - Faribault
Gary Hogan - Saint Paul
Alex Rubash - Waconia
Gina Patton - Hastings
Bob Radtke - Woodbury
Alan Leirness - Lake Elmo
Frank Bifulk - White Bear Lake
Larry Hoiland - Plainview
Donna Golden - Elgin

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 242.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.





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Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



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DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF285 (Lesch) - Firearms; civil commitment data transfer provided to a federal background check system, and lawful possession and transfer of firearms modified.
  • HF307 (Simonson) - Firearms; permit to carry application required to be made to a chief of police of a municipality, and if no chief of police, to a county sheriff.
  • HF308 (Simonson) - Body armor permit required to purchase, own, possess, or use; and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF242 (Hausman) - Firearms; large-capacity magazine crime established for the manufacture, transfer, or possession of ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts; terms defined; and criminal penalties provided.
House TV Video:
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03:48 - Gavel.
07:35 - HF285 (Lesch) Firearm lawful possession modified.
36:33 - HF308 (Simonson) Permit required to purchase, own, possess, or use body armor, and criminal penalties provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs1 hour, 32 minutes.


Public testimony welcome in the evening after all bills have been presented. There is no pre-registration to testify. If you would like to testify, please come directly to the hearing. All testimony must be regarding a specific bill.
Due to time constraints, written testimony regarding specific bills will be accepted at the hearing or by mail to Laura Taken-Holtze, Committee Administrator, 570 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155.