STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 thirtieth meeting to order at 8:33 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2010, 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 not present.
Continued presentation on the Governor’s Supplemental Budget Recommendations by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Testifying for the Department of Public Safety:
Tim Leslie, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Frank Ahrens, Finance Director, Department of Public Safety.
A quorum was now present.
Rep. Ward moved the Public Safety Finance Division minutes from February 23, 2010 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.
HF2844 (Smith) Public safety-related funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Smith presented the bill.
Testifying in support of the bill:
Dan Winkel, President, Minnesota State Fire Departments Association.
Tom Thornberg, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters.
Nyle Zikmund, Chair, Legislative Committee, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs’ Association.
HF2844 was laid over for possible inclusion in a Public Safety Finance supplemental budget bill.
Informational presentation by House Fiscal Staff on use of public safety funding options in other states, referring to, The Bulletin, Online Sentencing and Corrections Policy Updates, National Council of State Legislators, February 2010, Issue 1.
Presenting information for the House Fiscal Staff:
Gary Karger, Minnesota House of Representatives Fiscal Analyst.
Dennis Grogan, St. Paul Business Owner.
The committee was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Lisa M. Gonzalez,
Committee Legislative Assistant