STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 twenty- eighth meeting to order at 8:32 a.m., Monday, March 19, 2007 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
PAYMAR, Michael, Chair
OLIN, Dave, Vice Chair
DOMINGUEZ, Augustine "Willie"
HF1904 (Hilstrom) Requiring a report to the legislature on community dispute resolution programs; altering requirements for community dispute program grants and appropriating money for these grants.
Rep. Hilstrom presented HF1904.
Testifying on behalf of HF1904:
Beth Bailey-Allen, Executive Director, Community Mediation Services
Denise Quint, Executive Director, Southeast Minnesota Mediation Services
Calder Hubbard, Volunteer Mediator, Minneapolis Mediation Program
Colleen Luna, Board Chair, Dispute Resolution Center
Quorum was present at 8:43 a.m.
Rep. Hilstrom moved HF1904 to be heard and to be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division omnibus bill.
Rep. Hilstrom moved the H1904A1
amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Paymar renewed the motion that HF1904, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division omnibus bill.
HF1979 (Anzelc) Appropriating money to reimburse certain counties for cost of probation officers.
Rep. Anzelc presented HF1979:
Testifying in support of HF1979:
Steve Pacqua, Probation Officer, MACPO
Tom Peltier, Director, Itasca Probation
Chair Paymar moved HF1979 to be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division omnibus bill.
Chair Paymar renewed the motion that HF1979 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division omnibus bill.
HF2134 (Simon) Clarifying and modifying the limitation period for civil actions involving sexual abuse of a minor; appropriating money.
Rep. Bigham moved HF2134 to be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Division omnibus bill.
Rep. Simon presented HF2134.
Testifying in support of HF2134:
Ember Reichgott Junge, Former Senator, Past Chair of MN Senate Judiciary
Paul Dymit, Victim/Survivor
Testifying in opposition of HF2134:
Phyllis Willerscheidt, Retired Victim Advocate, Catholic Archdiocese
Valerie Dosland, Lobbyist, Child Care Centers of MN
Gray Schwab, Lobbyist, MN School Board Association
Karen Bochelman, Chair, MN Religious Council
Daniel J. Connolly, Faegre & Benson
Kevin McDough, Reverend, Archdiocese of St. Paul, MN Senate Chaplain
Rep. Kohls moved that HF2134 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice.
After some committee debate, Chair Paymar renewed the motion that HF2134 be re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice. MOTION PREVAILED.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant