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Public Safety Finance and Policy

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 19, 2014

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

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

MINUTES

Representative Paymar, Chair of Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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. Ward moved that minutes of the March 18, 2014 hearing be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2469 (Savick) Military members license processing expedition required for state agencies and professional licensing boards required, temporary licensure provided, and rulemaking authorized.

Rep. Savick moved that H.F. 2469 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Savick moved to amend H.F. 2469 as follows (see attached; coded H2469DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2469 was:
Dave Lein - Director of Support to Military Operations, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Rep. Savick renewed her motion that H.F. 2469, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2148 (McNamar) Registered out-of-state predatory offenders who move to Minnesota required to register with the state.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2148 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2148 was:
John Kingrey – Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2148 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3134 (Hornstein) Railroad and pipeline safety and emergency response preparedness provided for oil and other hazardous materials, powers and duties specified, grant program established, legislative report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 3134 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 3134 as follows:

Page 4, line 26, delete “$5,000,000” and insert “$2,500,000”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 3134 were:
Chief Ken Prillaman – Brooklyn Park Fire Department; Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association
Chris Parsons – Minnesota Professional Firefighters Association
Chief Joel McColl – Savage Fire Department
Judd Freed –Emergency Management Director, Ramsey County; Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers
Rick Larkin – Emergency Management Director, City of Saint Paul

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 3134 were:
Phillip Qualy – Minnesota Legislative Director, United Transportation Union
Dave Brown – State Legislative Chairman, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Kevin Reed – Director, Homeland Security & Operations, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Mark Dunaski – Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Brian Sweeney – BNSF Railway
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 3134 as follows:
Page 4, delete lines 13 through 21.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that that H.F. 3134, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Chair Paymar reconvened the hearing at 4:05 p.m. in Room 400N of the State Office Building

H.F. 2574 (Slocum) Predatory offender registration requirements modified and clarified, criminal sexual conduct in the third degree crime sentence clarified.

Rep. Slocum moved that H.F. 2574 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Testifying in favor of H.F. 2574 was:
Katie Engler – Senior Legal Analyst, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. Slocum renewed her motion that H.F. 2574 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3123 (Paymar) Controlled substance offenses criminal sentences adjusted.

Rep. Paymar moved that H.F. 3123 be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 3123 were:
Mark Haase – Council on Crime and Justice
John Stuart – Minnesota State Public Defender
Dan Cain – President, RS Eden; former chair, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 3123 were:
Thomas Roy – Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections
John Kingrey – Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association
Kelly Mitchell – Executive Director, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 3123.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:28 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:
  • HF2148 (McNamar) - Registered out-of-state predatory offenders who move to Minnesota required to register with the state.
  • HF2574 (Slocum) - Predatory offender registration requirements modified and clarified, criminal sexual conduct in the third degree crime sentence clarified.
  • HF2469 (Savick) - Military members or their spouses or inactive military veteran professional licensing boards required to expedite issuance of license or certification, and report required.
  • HF3123 (Paymar) - Controlled substance offenses criminal sentences adjusted.
  • HF3134 (Hornstein) - Railroad and pipeline safety and emergency response preparedness provided for oil and other hazardous materials, powers and duties specified, grant program established, legislative report required, and money appropriated.
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