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Public Safety Finance and Policy

FORTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 20, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD 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 10:08 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 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
Johnson, B.
Kelly
Kieffer
Lesch
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simon
Simonson
Slocum
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:
Hilstrom

A quorum was present

Rep. Lesch moved that the Minutes of the March 19, 2014 hearing be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2478 (O’Driscoll) Veterans in crisis; Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute de-escalation training for dealing with veterans returning from active military service in combat zones grant money appropriated.

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 2478 be laid over for possible inclusion the Omnibus Public Safety Bill.

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 2478

H.F. 2953 (Johnson, S.) Correctional services delivery; contiguous counties qualification requirement eliminated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2953 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2953 were:
Commissioner Gary Henrickx – Swift County Board of Commissioners
Midge Christianson – Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act Counties

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2953 was:
Thomas Roy – Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2953 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2770 (Johnson, S.) Probation single funding implemented.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2770 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Public Safety Bill.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2770 were:
Commissioner Toni Carter – Ramsey County Board of Commissioners; President, Association of Minnesota Counties
Tom Atkins – Washington County Community Corrections

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2770 were:
Thomas Roy – Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Ron Solheid – Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 2270.

H.F. 1335 (Rosenthal) Collision requirements clarified, and terminology change made.

Rep. Rosenthal moved that H.F. 1335, the first engrossment, be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Rosenthal moved to amend H.F. 1335, the first engrossment, as follows: (see attached; H1335A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rosenthal moved to amend H.F. 1335, the first engrossment, as amended, as follows: (see attached; coded H1335A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1335 were:
Kelly Moller – Minnesota Alliance on Crime
Kris Zell – Saint Louis Park

Rep. Rosenthal renewed his motion that H.F. 1335, the first engrossment, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar declared the meeting in recess at 11:33 a.m.

Chair Paymar reconvened the meeting at 4:52 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

H.F. 3067 (Lesch) Firearm possession in a Capitol Area building notice modified, security service provided by the Department of Public Safety funding modified, and money appropriated.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 3067 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 3067
Major Robert Meyerson – Minnesota State Patrol
Captain Rochelle Schrofer – Minnesota State Patrol

Rep. Lesch moved to amend H.F. 3067 as follows: (see coded, H3067A6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that H.F. 3067, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2576 (Melin) Criminal record expungement governing provisions modified, business screening services required to delete expunged records, and eviction record expungement allowed in some cases.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2576, the second engrossment, be re-referred to the committee on Early Childhood and Youth Development.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the second engrossment, as follows: (see attached; coded H2576DE2) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the delete everything amendment, as follows:
Page 2, line 1, delete “that is”
Page 2, line 6, after “7” insert (a)
Page 8, delete line 6 and insert “© This subdivision applies to expungement orders subject to its limitations and effective before January 1, 2015.”
Page 9, delete line 4 and insert “(e) This subdivision applies to expungement orders subject to its limitations and effective on or after January 1, 2015”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the delete everything amendment, as amended, as follows: (see attached; coded H2576A12). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the A12 amendment, as follows:
Page 1 line 5 delete “218B.01” and insert “518B.01”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the delete everything amendment, as amended, as follows (see attached: coded H2576A13). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2576 were:
Mark Haase – Council on Crime and Justice
Andrea Palumbo – Attorney, Saint Paul
Thomas Roy – Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2576 were:
Katie Engler – Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2576, the A12 amendment, as follows:
Page 1, line 7, delete “or” and the second reference to “609.748” and insert “609.749 or a violation of 609.75”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2576, the second engrossment, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Early Childhood and Youth Development.

H.F. 1940 (Norton) Booking photograph data practices provisions established.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 1940 be placed on the General Register

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 1940 as follows: (see attached; coded H1940A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 1940 was:
Matt Ehling – Minnesota Coalition on Government Information

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 1940, as amended, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

H.F. 2833 (Laine) Incarcerated women needs addressed relating to pregnancy and childbirth.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2833 be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2833 was:
Jessica Anderson – Children’s Defense Fund
Erica Gerrity – Program Director, Isis Rising
Dr. Rebecca Shlafer – Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2833 as follows:
Page 2, line 21 after “pregnancy” insert “unless she is over age 50”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2833 were:
Terry Carlson – Deputy Commissioner, Facilities Division, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2833, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

H.F. 2249 (Clark) East African women and children victims of abuse; emergency shelter provision money appropriated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2249 be laid over by possible inclusion in the Public Safety Omnibus Bill.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2249 were:
Farhio Kahlif – Executive Director, Voices of East African Women
Abdirizak Bihi – Minneapolis
Michael Johnson – Treasurer, Voice of East African Women
Kareem Murphy – Hennepin County
Siraad Yasin – Voices of East African Women

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2249 was:
Raeone Magnuson – Director, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 2249.

H.F. 2281 (Winkler) Driving while impaired specified as a breach of the peace for purposes of the Minnesota Constitution.

Rep. Cornish moved that H.F. 2281 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2281 were:
Adam Goinz
Hope Baker
Jayne Jones – Professor, Concordia University

Rep. Cornish renewed his motion that H.F. 2281 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

At the request of Rep. Johnson, B., a roll call vote was ordered on the motion.

There were 10 yeas and 0 nays as follows:

Those voting in the affirmative were:
Paymar
Rosenthal
Cornish
Johnson, B.
Kieffer
Lesch
Lohmer
Schoen
Simonson
Uglem

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 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:
  • HF2770 (Johnson) - Probation single funding implemented.
  • HF2953 (Johnson) - Correctional services delivery; contiguous counties qualification requirement eliminated.
  • HF1940 (Norton) - Booking photograph data practices provisions established.
  • HF1335 (Rosenthal) - Collision requirements clarified, and terminology change made.
  • HF2281 (Winkler) - Legislators' privilege from arrest clarified, and driving while impaired specified as a breach of the peace for purposes of the Minnesota Constitution.
  • HF2576 (Melin) - Criminal record expungement governing provisions modified, business screening services required to delete expunged records, and eviction record expungement allowed in some cases.
  • HF3067 (Lesch) - Firearm possession in a Capitol Area state building notice modified, security service provided by the Department of Public Safety funding modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2478 (House author not found.) - Veterans in crisis; Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute de-escalation training for dealing with veterans returning from active military service in combat zones grant money appropriated.
  • HF2833 (Laine) - Incarcerated women needs addressed relating to pregnancy and childbirth.
  • HF2249 (Clark) - East African women and children victims of abuse; emergency shelter provision money appropriated.
Documents:

HF2478
Please note that HF2833 & HF2249 will not be heard before 4 p.m.