Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Public Safety Finance and Policy

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - October 09, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 12:41 P.M. October 9, 2013 in Room 10 of the of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Public Safety Finance and Policy Members present:
Paymar
Rosenthal
Johnson, B.
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simonson
Slocum

Members excused:
Cornish
Hilstrom
Kelly
Kieffer
Lesch
Savick
Simon
Uglem
Ward, J.E.

A quorum was present.

The presenters listed below shared testimony on experiences in the field, trends, and research regarding controlled substances and synthetic drugs:

Regarding impact of synthetic drugs on emergency departments:
Dr. Mark Conterato, North Memorial Hospital

Regarding national trends on synthetic drugs:
Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Dialogues, Saint Paul

Regarding statutory limitations, proposals, and authority:
Wade Setter, Superintendent of the BCA

Regarding effects on drug treatment facilities:
Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, Clinical Toxicologist, Regions Hospital, Emergency Medicine Dept.

Regarding effects on users and substance abuse treatment facilities:
Adam Pederson, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Caleb Burch, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Eddie Loyd, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Charles Boehodie, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Jake McSpadden, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

Regarding preventative education campaign and finding of the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy Work Group:
Asst. Commissioner Dave Hartford, Chemical & Mental Health Services, DHS


The meeting was adjourned at 2:43.




___________________________
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



___________________________
DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Testimony regarding the impact of synthetic drugs in the metro area
Discussion of recommendations