STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Michael Paymar
Representative Paymar, Chair of Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Rosenthal, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
H.F. 142 (Kieffer) Criminal sexual conduct offender penalties enhanced.
Rep. Kieffer moved that H.F. 142 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
H.F. 790 (Johnson, S.) Conditional release terms clarified.
Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 790 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Testifying on behalf of H.F. 790 was:
Dylan Warkentin - Director, Anoka County Community Corrections
Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 790 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Rosenthal assumed the gavel at 10:15 a.m.
H.F. 237 (Paymar) Pistol and semiautomatic military-style assault weapon transfer and firearm possession eligibility provisions modified, and criminal penalties provided.
Rep. Paymar moved that H.F. 237 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.
Rep. Paymar moved to amend H.F. 237 as follows: (see attached; coded H0237DE5
). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on behalf of H.F. 237 were:
Dennis Flaherty - Executive Director, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Dave Pecchia - Executive Director, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association
Angel Cradel - From Life to Death
Julia Freeman - Organizing Apprenticeship Project
Rev. Kathleen Macosko - University Presbyterian Church
Rev. Harding Smith - Spiritual Church of God, Brooklyn Center
Rev. Gene Martin - Joint Heirs in Christ Church
Jason Adkins - Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Rev. John Gutterman - Co-chair, Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Team
Rebecca Lowen - Shir Tikvah Gun Violence Task Force
Tasya Rosenfeld Kelen - Shir Gun Violence Task Force
Mary Lewis Grow - League of Women Voters, Minnesota
Testifying in opposition to H.F. 237 were:
Chris Rager - National Rifle Association
Rob Doar - Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance
Beverly Moreland - Cottage Grove
Michael Undlin - Plymouth
John Stromenger - St. Paul
Mark Benolken - Minneapolis
The meeting was declared in recess at 11:34 a.m.
Chair Paymar reconvened the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 237, as amended.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 p.m.
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair
DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant