Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Public Safety Finance and Policy

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 27, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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 10:09 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 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.

Members excused:
Kelly

A quorum was present.

Rep. Savick moved that the minutes of the March 26, 2014 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 1082 (Allen) Judicial forfeiture of property associated with controlled substance offenses and vehicles used in drive-by shootings conviction required.

Rep. Hilstrom moved that H.F. 1082, the second engrossment, be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 1082 was:
Lee McGrath – Executive Director, Institute for Justice, Minnesota Chapter
Benjamin Feist – Legislative Director, ACLU, Minnesota

Rep. Hilstrom renewed her motion that H.F. 1082, the second engrossment, be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar shared farewell remarks with the committee and thanked members and staff for their work this session.

H.F. 2373 (Moran) Pay equity compliance certificates required as a condition for some state contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2373, the second engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2373, the second engrossment, as follows: (see attached; coded H2373DE4).

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2373, the delete everything amendment, as follows:
Page 1, line 8: delete “Pay equity” and insert “Equal pay certificate of”
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2373 were:
Kevin Lindsey – Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Patty Tanji – CEO, Open Workplace, Inc.

Providing additional testimony to the committee were:
Melissa Raphan – Minnesota Employment Law Council
Jill Larson – Deputy Executive Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Beth Kadoun – Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2373, the second engrossment, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar declared the committee in recess at 11:33 p.m.

Chair Paymar reconvened the hearing at 4:17 p.m. in Room 400S of the State Office Building.

H.F. 2400 (Hilstrom) Corrections commissioner prohibited from outsourcing prison food service.

Rep. Hilstrom moved H.F. 2400 before the committee for an informational hearing.

Testifying on H.F. 2400 were:
Julie Bleyhl – Legislative Director, AFSCME Council 5
Tim Henderson – Field Representative, AFSCME Council 5
Tim Haag – Corrections Officer, MCF-Rush City
Colleen Paulus – Minnesota Department of Health

Vice Chair Rosenthal assumed the chair at 4:41 p.m.

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2400 were:
Terry Carlson – Deputy Commissioner, Facilities Division, Minnesota Department of Corrections

H.F. 2401 (Hilstrom) Corrections; funding provided for additional correctional workers, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hilstrom moved H.F. 2401 before the committee for an informational hearing.

Testifying on H.F. 2401 were:
Tim Henderson – Field Representative, AFSCME Council 5
Paul Gammel – Corrections Sergeant, MCF-Rush City
Joseph Broge – Corrections Officer, MCF-Stillwater

Providing additional testimony on H.F. 2401 was:
Terry Carlson – Deputy Commissioner, Facilities Division, Minnesota Department of Corrections

The meeting was adjourned at 5:29 p.m.




___________________________
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



_________________________________________
DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2400 (Hilstrom) - Corrections commissioner prohibited from outsourcing prison food service.
  • HF2401 (Hilstrom) - Corrections; funding provided for additional correctional workers, and money appropriated.
  • HF2373 (Moran) - Equal pay certificate required as a condition for public contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1082 (Allen) - Judicial forfeiture of property associated with controlled substance offenses and vehicles used in drive-by shootings conviction required.
Documents:

HF2400 & HF2401 will be heard when the committee reconvenes and are informational only.