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Public Safety Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 12, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

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

MINUTES

Representative Paymar, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 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
Simon
Simonson
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:

Schoen
Slocum

A quorum was present

Rep. Kieffer and members welcomed visiting students from Burnsville High School.

H.F. 946 (Liebling) Underage possession or consumption of alcohol immunity provided for a person seeking assistance for self or another.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 946 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 946 were:
Matt Forstie - Minnesota Student Legislative Coalition
Taylor Williams - Student Body President, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Dan Drill-Mellum - Student, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Huebsch - Student, University of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 946 was:
Jim Franklin - Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs Association

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 946 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 485 (Allen) Director of child sex trafficking prevention established, sexually exploited youth provisions modified, grant programs established and amended relating to combating sexual exploitation of youth, related services and housing provided to victims, and money appropriated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 485, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 485 were:
Michele Garnett McKenzie - Advocacy Director, The Advocates for Human Rights
John Choi - Ramsey County Attorney
Artika Roller - PRIDE Program, The Family Partnership
Sgt. Grant Snyder - Minneapolis Police Department

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 485, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1226 (Cornish) Enhanced penalties provided for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney.

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 1226 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1226 was:
James Backstrom - Dakota County Attorney

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that H.F. 1226 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 669 (Simonson) Statewide Radio Board expanded and updated to include the latest emergency communication technologies, Statewide Radio Board authorized to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board, tribal governments included in regional board structure, and comprehensive authority provided under board to address all emergency communications.

Rep. Simonson moved that H.F. 669 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 669 was:
Jackie Mines - Emergency Communications Network, Department of Public Safety

Rep. Simonson renewed his motion that H.F. 669 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 997 (Rosenthal) Statewide Radio Board required to study and report on long-term funding strategies for the ARMER and 911 systems.

Rep. Rosenthal moved that H.F. 997 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 997 was:
John Tuma - Minnesota Inter-County Association

Rep. Rosenthal renewed his motion that H.F. 997 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1043 (Simon) Emergency 911 call new crimes created.

Rep. Simon moved that H.F. 1043 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1043 was:
Pete Eggimann - Director of 911 Services, Metropolitan Emergency Services Board

Rep. Simon renewed his motion that that H.F. 1043 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Cornish moved that the minutes of the March 7, 2013 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 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:
  • HF946 (Liebling) - Underage possession or consumption of alcohol immunity provided for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for another.
  • HF1226 (Cornish) - Prosecuting attorney or judge assault or death; enhanced penalties provided.
  • HF669 (Simonson) - Statewide Radio Board expanded and updated to include the latest emergency communication technologies and authorized to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board; tribal governments included in regional board structure; and comprehensive authority provided under board to address all emergency communications.
  • HF997 (Rosenthal) - Statewide Radio Board required to study and report on long-term funding strategies for the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) and 911 systems.
  • HF1043 (Simon) - Emergency 911 call new crimes created, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF485 (Allen) - Child sex trafficking prevention director established, sexually exploited youth provisions modified, grant programs established and amended relating to combating sexual exploitation of youth, related services and housing provided to victims, funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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03:10 - Gavel.
04:02 - HF946 (Liebling) Underage possession or consumption of alcohol immunity provided for a person seeking assistance for self or another.
39:25 - HF485 (Allen) Director of child sex trafficking prevention established, sexually exploited youth provisions modified, grant programs established and amended relating to combating sexual exploitation of youth, related services and housing provided to victims, and money appropriated.
1:06:19 - HF1226 (Cornish) Enhanced penalties provided for causing the death of or assaulting a prosecuting attorney.
1:15:25 - HF669 (Simonson) Statewide Radio Board expanded and updated to include the latest emergency communication technologies, Statewide Radio Board authorized to elect to become a statewide emergency communication board, tribal governments included in regional board structure, and comprehensive authority provided under board to address all emergency communications.
1:19:23 - HF997 (Rosenthal) Statewide Radio Board required to study and report on long-term funding strategies for the ARMER and 911 systems.
1:26:05 - HF1043 (Simon) Emergency 911 call new crimes created.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.