STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-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 twenty-first meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 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.
Rep. Ward moved the Public Safety Finance Division minutes from March 19, 2009. MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.
Rep. Olin assumes gavel.
HF1270 (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, county of community corrections departments authorized to develop pilot-project for short term offender commitments, and reports provided.
Rep. Paymar moved that HF1270 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
The Chair renewed the motion that HF1270 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
Testifying on HF 1270:
Andy Erickson, Deputy Director, Ramsey County Corrections
The Chair renewed the motion that HF1270 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Paymar resumed gavel.
HF1050 (Olin) Short-term offender commitment authorization repealed.
Rep. Olin moved that HF1050 be recommended to ass and be placed on the General Register Register.
Testifying on HF1050:
John Tuma, Lobbyist, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Ken Merz, Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections
After some discussion, the Chair moves that HF1050 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance omnibus bill. Rep. Olin changes his motion that HF1050 be passed and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance committee omnibus bill.
HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon’s Law Established
Rep. Kohls moved that HF1242 be heard and laid over.
Rep. Kohls moved the H1242DE2
amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF1242:
Jim Franklin, Executive Director, MN Sheriff’s Association and Representing MN Police Chief’s Association
Tim O’Malley, Superintendant, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Robin Francis, sister of Jon Francis, Jon Francis Foundation
Annette Swanson, mother of Brandon Swanson
Chair Paymar lays over HF1242, as amended.
HF1509 (Hilstrom) Challenge incarceration program expanded
Rep. Hilstrom moves HF1509 to be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Committee omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF1509:
Barbara Cox, Minnesota Department of Corrections
The Chair renews the motion that HF1509 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Public Safety Finance Committee omnibus bill.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant