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Public Safety Finance and Policy

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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. Tuesday, March 18, 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
Lesch
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simon
Simonson
Slocum
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:
Kieffer

A quorum was present.

Rep. Simonson moved that the minutes of the March 13, 2014 meeting be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2144 (Paymar) Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) funds carryover to second year authorized to combat sexual exploitation of youth.

Rep. Paymar moved that H.F. 2144 be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2144 as follows: (see attached; H2144A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2144, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


H.F. 1585 (Cornish) Felony of fradulent or other improper financing statements extended to include retaliation against a police officer or chief of police for performing official duties.

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 1585 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Rep. Cornish moved to amend H.F. 1585 as follows: (see attached; coded H1585A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend H.F. 1585, as amended, as follows: (see attached; coded H1585A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1585 were:
Commander Ken Reed - Saint Paul Police Department
Cari Gerlicher – Director of Investigations, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Jim Franklin – Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that H.F. 1585, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2654 (Cornish) Part-time peace office licensure eliminated.

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 2654 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on H.F. 2654 were:
Neil Melton – Executive Director, Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
Laura Kushner – League of Minnesota Cities

Rep. Cornish moved to amend H.F. 2654 as follows:
Page 1, lines 11-12, 14, 16, delete “the day following final enactment” and insert “August 1, 2014,”
Page 2, lines 9 and 18 delete “the day following final enactment” and insert “August 1, 2014,”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that H.F. 2654, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1845 (Lesch) Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act enacted as proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and other law regarding collateral consequences and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders conformed to the uniform act.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 1845 be re-referred to the Committee on Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy.

Rep. Lesch moved to amend H.F. 1845 as follows: (see attached; A14-0874). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1845 were:
Robert Tennessen – Uniform Law Commission
Lucy Dominguez – Willmar
Mark Haase – Council on Crime and Justice
Jerry Kerber – Inspector General, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that H.F. 1845, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1713 (Kelly) Red Wing; fire station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Kelly moved that H.F. 1713 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1713 were:
Councilmember Peggy Rehder – Red Wing City Council
Chief Roger Pohlman – Red Wing Fire Department
Captain Scott Will – Red Wing Fire Department

Rep. Kelly renewed his motion that H.F. 1713 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar declared the committee in recess at 11:40 a.m.

Vice Chair Rosenthal reconvened the hearing at 4:02 p.m. in Room 400S of the State Office Building.

H.F. 2501 (Metsa) St. Louis County Sheriff's Rescue Squad facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Rosenthal moved that H.F. 2501 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2372 (Schoen) Human Rights Department application for certificate of compliance scope changes made, and requirements for bids and proposals clarified.

Rep. Schoen moved that H.F. 2372 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2910 (Simonson) Animal cruelty law enforcement task force established to comprehensively review the enforcement of animal anticruelty laws and practices and to make recommendations for improvement, and money appropriated.

Rep. Simonson moved that H.F. 2910 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Simonson moved that H.F. 2910 be amended as follows: (see attached; H2910A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2910 were:
Chief Mike Goldstein – Plymouth Police Department
Dr. Julia Wilson – Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
Jared Jordal – Governmental Relations – Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 2910 was:
Elaine Hanson – Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs

Rep. Simonson renewed his motion that H.F. 2910, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:26 p.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:
  • HF2144 (Paymar) - Sexual exploitation of youth; carryover to second year of grant and training funds to combat sexual exploitation of youth authorized.
  • HF1845 (Lesch) - Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act enacted as proposed for adoption by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and other law regarding collateral consequences and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders conformed to the uniform act, rulemaking provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1585 (Cornish) - Felony of fraudulent or other improper financing statements extended to include retaliation against a police officer or chief of police or correctional officer or employee for performing official duties.
  • HF2654 (Cornish) - Part-time peace officer licensure eliminated.
  • HF2501 (Metsa) - St. Louis County Sheriff's Rescue Squad facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1713 (Kelly) - Red Wing; fire station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2910 (Simonson) - Animal cruelty law enforcement task force established to comprehensively review the enforcement of animal anticruelty laws and practices and to make recommendations for improvement, and money appropriated.
  • HF2372 (Schoen) - Human Rights Department application for certificate of compliance scope changes made, and requirements for bids and proposals clarified.
Documents:

(HF1940, HF2281, & HF2576 will be heard March 20)