STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 nineteenth meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 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 not present.
Gary Karger, Minnesota House Fiscal Analyst, provided a review to committee members on the Governor’s Supplemental Budget Recommendations.
A review was provided to committee members on the Federal Stimulus Package on Public Safety Accounts.
Testifying on the package:
Mary Ellison, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Jeri Boisvert, Executive Director of the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Testifying on program participation:
J. Scott Beatty, Executive Director, Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)
A quorum was present.
Rep. Ward moved the Public Safety Finance Division minutes from March 12, 2009. MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.
A review was provided to committee members on the Federal Second Chance Act Funds.
Chris Bray, Deputy Commissioner for Community Services, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Gary Johnson, Re-entry Services Director, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Testifying on the Federal Stimulus Package program participation:
Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society
Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Mary Ellison, Women’s Program Staff Attorney, the Advocates for Human Rights
Susie Maher, Mother of homicide victim, Survivor Resources
Tim Lynch, Senior Commander, St. Paul Homicide Unit, Chair, Board of Survivor Resources
Phil Griffin, Lobbyist, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Gloria Lewis, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters
The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
REP. MICHAEL PAYMAR, CHAIR
Libby Wyrum, Committee Legislative Assistant