STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE DIVISION COMMITTEE
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair of the Public Safety Finance Division Committee, called the first meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
PAYMAR, Michael, Chair
OLIN, Dave, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Chair Paymar welcomed committee members and introductions were provided.
Chair Paymar reviewed the Public Safety Finance Committee Rules.
Gary Karger, MN House Fiscal Analyst, provided a finance overview of the committee’s accounts.
Committee heard funding reports from several organizations receiving funding in the 2007 Public Safety omnibus bill; including The NetWork, Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA), crime victim organizations, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Testifying on behalf of The NetWork:
Steve Thomas, CEO, The NetWork
Darryl Lindsey, COO, The NetWork
Testifying on behalf of YIPA:
Scott Beaty, Executive Director, YIPA
Testifying on behalf of crime victim organizations:
Kris Kvols, Director, Goodhue Wabasha Sexual Assault Services, Goodhue Wabasha
Carol Arthur, Executive Director, Domestic Abuse Project
Testifying on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters, re: programming for mentoring children of incarcerated parents:
Phil Griffin, Lobbyist, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Darlene Bell, Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Ann Marie Shotwell, Match Support Coordinator/Mentoring Children of Prisoners Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant