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Public Safety Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FORTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 14, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FORTH 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 10:01 a.m. March 14, 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
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:
Slocum

A quorum was present.

H.F. 637 (Halverson) Voter registration provisions modified, election administration procedures modified for individuals who have been convicted of a felony, and money appropriated. (10:01 a.m.)

Rep. Simon moved that H.F. 637 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Simon moved to amend H.F. 637 as follows: (see attached; coded H0637A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon moved to amend H.F. 637 as follows: (see attached; coded H0637A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 637 were:
Beth Fraser - Office of the Secretary of State
James Backstrom - Dakota County Attorney

Rep. Simon renewed his motion that H.F. 637, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 828 (Lesch) Secure communications network access authorized, minimum standards provided, and network use clarified. (10:20 a.m.)

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 828, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 828 was:
Katie Engler - Senior Legal Analyst, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that H.F. 828, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 804 (Scott) Department of Corrections allowed to access data to track employment of offenders sentenced to probation for the purpose of case planning. (10:35 a.m.)

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 804 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 804 was:
Deb Kerschner - Director of Planning and Performance, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that H.F. 804 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 590 (Hilstrom) Transit operator assault criminal penalties prescribed.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that H.F. 590 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend H.F. 590 as follows: (see attached; coded H0590A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 590 were:
Judd Schetnan - Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council
John Harrington - Chief of Police, Metro Transit
Michelle Sommers - President Amalgamated Transit Union #1005
Kathy Nistler - Driver, Metro Transit
Benedda Cotton - Driver, Metro Transit
Cahen Barret - Driver, Metro Transit
Edward Reynoso - Teamsters Joint Council 32

Rep. Johnson moved to amend H.F. 590 as follows:
Page 1, line 21 delete ", within the metropolitan" and insert semicolon
Page 1, delete lines 22 and 23
Page 1, line 24, delete "within the metropolitan area"
Page 2, delete lines 4 and 5

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that H.F. 590, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 690 (Mahoney) Reliance on criminal history for employment purposes limited, and remedies provided. (11:03 a.m.)

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 690, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on H.F. 690 were:
Kevin Lindsey - Commissioner, Department of Human Rights
Mark Haase - Vice President, Council on Crime and Justice
Ben Gerber - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 690, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:32 a.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:
  • HF590 (Hilstrom) - Transit operator assault criminal penalties prescribed.
  • HF690 (Mahoney) - Criminal history reliance for employment purposes limited, and remedies provided.
  • HF637 (Halverson) - Voter registration provisions modified, and election administration procedures modified for individuals who have been convicted of a felony.
Documents:

HF 828 (to be re-referred from Civil Law)
HF 804 (to be re-referred from Civil Law)