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Public Safety Finance and Policy

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 12, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 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.

Rep. Simonson moved that the minutes of the March 11, 2014 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2263 (Halverson) Hospitals required to give written notice of rights to victims of sexual assault.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2263 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2263 were:

Suzanne Elwell - Director, Crime Victim Justice Unit, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Caroline Palmer – Law and Policy Manager, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2263 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1851 (Kieffer) Repeat criminal sexual conduct offenders penalties enhanced.

Rep. Kieffer moved that H.F. 1851 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Rep. Kieffer moved to amend H.F. 1851 as follows: (see attached; coded H1851A1). THE MOTOIN PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1851 were:
Erin Kuester – Assistant County Attorney, Goodhue County
Caroline Palmer – Law Policy Manager, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Rep. Kieffer renewed her motion that H.F. 1851, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar moved that the action whereby H.F. 1851, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary be reconsidered. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kieffer moved that H.F. 1851, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2142 (Yarusso) Domestic violence or crime of violence victims provided with notice of release of offender.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2142, as amended, by referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2142 as follows: (see attached; coded A14-0833). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on H.F. 2142 was:
Rebekah Moses – Minnesota Coalition on Battered Women
Lydia Newlin – Victim Assistance & Restorative Justice Program Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2142, as amended, by referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2295 (Johnson, C.)

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2295 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2295 as follows: (see attached; H2295DE3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2295 were:
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Mary Pat Maher – Executive Director, Project Remand
Jamie Erickson – Le Sueur

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2295, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED

H.F. 1126 (Winkler) Criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 1126 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Testifying on behalf of the bill were:
Caroline Palmer – Law Policy Manager, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Erin Kuester – Assistant County Attorney, Goodhue County

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 1126 as follows: (see attached; coded H1126A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 1126, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED


Chair Paymar moved that the action whereby H.F. 2295, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary be reconsidered. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2295, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 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:
  • HF2263 (Halverson) - Sexual assault victim notice of rights required to be given by hospitals.
  • HF2295 (Johnson) - Judicial districts required to establish minimum standards as a condition to using GPS to monitor domestic abuse offenders, and victim and defendant location data protected.
  • HF1851 (Kieffer) - Repeat criminal sexual conduct offenders penalties enhanced.
  • HF1126 (Winkler) - Criminal sexual conduct offenses expanded for persons in current or recent positions of authority over juveniles.
  • HF2142 (Yarusso) - Domestic violence victim provided with notice of release of offender.
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