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Public Safety Finance and Policy

FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 25, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 25, 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, J.E. moved that the minutes of the March 20, 2014 hearing be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3238 (Schoen) Domestic violence restraining order provisions modified to prohibit persons subject to the restraining orders from possessing weapons, and persons convicted of domestic violence offenses required to surrender their firearms while they are prohibited from possessing firearms.

Rep. Schoen moved that H.F. 3238 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Rep. Schoen moved to amend H.F. 3238 as follows: (see attached; coded H3238A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Schoen moved to amend H.F. 3238, the A2 amendment, as follows:
Page 4, line 23, delete "and insert"
Page 4, after line 23, insert: "page 7, line 17, delete everything after the first "the" and insert"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 3238 were:
Sara Grewing - Saint Paul City Attorney
Mary Ann Klein – Moms Demand Action
Bree Adams Bill – Saint Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 3238 were:
Julie Zappa
Andrew Rothman – President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 3238 was:
Jim Franklin – Executive Director, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Rep. Schoen renewed his motion that H.F. 3238, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Rosenthal assumed the chair at 11:12 a.m.

H.F. 2701 (Pelowski) Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer required; a disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; and state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance.

Vice Chair Rosenthal moved that H.F. 2701, the first engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Page 6, line 3: delete the first reference to “or” and insert “and”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2701 was:
Kris Eide – Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Vice Chair Rosenthal Renewed his motion that H.F. 2701, the first engrossment, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1915 (Drazkowski) Military experience peace officer exam reciprocity provided.

Vice Chair Rosenthal moved that H.F. 1915, the first engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1915 was:
Neil Melton – Executive Director, Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.

Vice Chair Rosenthal renewed his motion that H.F. 1915, the first engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Slocum moved that H.F. 2928 be re-referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Rep. Slocum moved to amend H.F. 2928 as follows: (see attached; coded A14-0978). THE MOTOIN PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Rosenthal declared the committee in recess at 11:35 a.m.

Chair Paymar reconvened the hearing at 4:41 p.m. in Room 500S of the State Office Building.

H.F. 2972 (Savick) Fire safety account funds appropriated, and fire service advisory committee authorized to continue indefinitely.

Rep. Savick moved that H.F. 2972 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chief Tim Butler – Saint Paul Fire Department
Chief George Esbensen – Eden Prairie Fire Department

Rep. Savick renewed her motion that H.F. 2972 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2147 (Rosenthal) Continued employer insurance contributions required for former Corrections Department employees.

Rep. Rosenthal moved that H.F. 2147 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2147 were:
Terry Carlson – Deputy Commissioner, Facilities Division, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Richard Kolodziejski – Minnesota Association of Public Employees

Rep. Rosenthal renewed his motion that H.F. 2147 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2562 (Hortman) Mentally ill offenders working group established to study and make recommendations.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2562 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2562 were:
Sheriff Richard Stanek – Hennepin County
Judge Jay Quam – Minnesota Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County
Sue Abderholden – Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Minnesota

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2562 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3273 (Paymar) Sexual violence community prevention networks money appropriated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 3273 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Public Safety Finance Bill.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 3273 was:
Donna Dunn – Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 3273.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:34 p.m.


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Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



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DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF2147 (Rosenthal) - Continued employer insurance contributions required for former Corrections Department employees.
  • HF3238 (Schoen) - Domestic violence restraining order provisions modified to prohibit persons subject to the restraining orders from possessing weapons, and persons convicted of domestic violence offenses required to surrender their firearms while they are prohibited from possessing firearms.
  • HF2562 (Hortman) - Mentally ill offenders working group established to study and make recommendations.
  • HF2928 (Slocum) - Criminal vehicular homicide or operation statute technical amendments provided, and driving while impaired law clarified to work with amendments to criminal vehicular homicide and operation statute.
  • HF1915 (Drazkowski) - Peace officer exam reciprocity provided for military experience.
  • HF2972 (Savick) - Fire safety account funds appropriated, and fire service advisory committee authorized to continue indefinitely.
  • HF3273 (Paymar) - Omnibus public safety bill.
  • HF2701 (Pelowski) - Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer to contingency account required; disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance; and money appropriated.
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02:30 - Gavel.
03:18 - HF3238 (Schoen) Domestic violence restraining order provisions modified to prohibit persons subject to the restraining orders from possessing weapons, and persons convicted of domestic violence offenses required to surrender their firearms while they are prohibited from possessing firearms.
1:08:15 - HF2701 (Pelowski) Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer required; a disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; and state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance.
1:20:32 - HF1915 (Drazkowski) Military experience peace officer exam reciprocity provided.
1:27:11 - HF2928 (Slocum) Criminal vehicular homicide or operation statute technical amendments provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


HF3238 will be heard first. Each side will have 15 minutes total to testify. The event will be ticketed. Amendments to HF2562 were received after the 4:30 p.m. committee deadline.