STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION COMMITTEE
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair of the Public Safety Finance Division Committee, called the thirty-fifth meeting to order at 1:09 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
PAYMAR, Michael, Chair
OLIN, Dave, Vice Chair
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine "Willie"
A quorum was present at 1:09 p.m.
Overview of 1999 Statewide Master Plan for Fire and Law Enforcement Training Facilities in Minnesota.
Testified on behalf of the report:
Tim Leslie, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Don Beckering, State Director, MnSCU
HF0502 (Beard) Appropriating money for a regional public training facility in Scott County.
Rep. Buesgens moved that HF0502 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Bonding bill.
Rep. Beard presented HF0502.
Testified in support of HF0502
Jack Haugen, Mayor, City of Prior Lake
Rob Boe, Advisor, Scott County
Biron 'Bud' Olson, Sheriff, Carver County
Gary Shelton, Deputy Administrator, Scott County
Chair Paymar renewed the motion that HF0502 be referred and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Bonding bill.
HF2830 (Davnie) Appropriating money for an emergency operations center and regional fire training center in the city of Minneapolis.
Rep. Buesgens moved HF2830.
Rep. Davnie presented HF2830.
Testified in support of HF2830:
John Fruetel, Assistant Fire Chief, City of Minneapolis
Betsy Hodges, Councilperson, City of Minneapolis
Kristi Rollwagon, Deputy Director of Emergency Preparedness, Office of Homeland Security
Chair Paymar laid over HF2830 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division bonding bill.
HF2236 (Liebling) Appropriating money for a Southwestern Minnesota Regional Public Safety Training Center.
Rep. Liebling moved and presented HF2236.
Rep. Liebling moved an oral amendment to HF2236 as follows:
Page 1, line 8, after "Appropriation"
Page 1, line 17, after "to"
[And amend the title accordingly]
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testified in support of HF2236:
Steve Borchardt, Sheriff, Olmsted County
Brian Staska, Director and Training Coordinator of Public Safety and Fire Programs, Riverland Community College
Chair Paymar renewed the motion that HF2236 be referred and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Bonding bill.
HF2672 (Urdahl) Appropriating money for a grant to the city of Annandale Tactical Training Center.
Rep. Kohls moved HF2672.
Rep. Urdahl presented HF2672.
Testified in support of HF2672:
Jeff Herr, Chief of Police, Annandale Police Department
Mark Casey, City Administrator, Annandale
Buck McAlpin, City Councilmember, Annandale
Chair Paymar laid over HF2672 for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division bonding bill.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:43 p.m.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant