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Requiring communities to assist immigration officials

As part of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed reforms on immigration in Minnesota, local law officers would be required to collect more information on the citizenship and immigration status of those they arrest and pass that data along to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Some police departments disagree with the policy. HF2576 would require law enforcement agencies to participate as outlined in Gov. Pawlenty's proposals.

Although the bill passed the House, it never received a hearing in the Senate.

More from MPR:
Critics question Pawlenty's motives on immigration stance (12/16/2005)
Pawlenty outlines plan to fight illegal immigration (01/03/2006)

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House approval
March 20, 2006 (HF2576)

The House voted to push Minneapolis and St. Paul police to turn over more illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The 94-37 vote for the bill - to do away with local ordinances restricting officers from asking immigrants about their legal status - signals turbulence ahead.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B FOR
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A AGAINST
Irv Anderson DFL 03A FOR
Joe Atkins DFL 39B AGAINST
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B FOR
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B FOR
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Ray Cox Republican 25B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B AGAINST
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A FOR
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Matt Entenza DFL 64A AGAINST
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A FOR
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A FOR
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A FOR
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A FOR
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Larry Haws DFL 15B AGAINST
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B FOR
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A FOR
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B FOR
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A FOR
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A FOR
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A AGAINST
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Al Juhnke DFL 13B AGAINST
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A AGAINST
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B FOR
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A FOR
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A FOR
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Ron Latz DFL 44B AGAINST
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B FOR
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Tina Liebling DFL 30A FOR
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A FOR
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A FOR
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Frank Moe DFL 04A FOR
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B AGAINST
Michael Nelson DFL 46A FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B FOR
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B FOR
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A FOR
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A FOR
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A FOR
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A AGAINST
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Maria Ruud DFL 42A FOR
Brita Sailer DFL 02B FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A FOR
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B AGAINST
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Katie Sieben DFL 57A AGAINST
Steve Simon DFL 44A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Nora Slawik DFL 55B AGAINST
Steve Smith Republican 33A FOR
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B FOR
Loren Solberg DFL 03B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Cy Thao DFL 65A AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A AGAINST
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A FOR
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andy Welti DFL 30B FOR
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A FOR
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B FOR
House Civil Law and Elections Committee passage
March 13, 2006 (HSF2576)

New language inserted in the bill goes beyond the previous language that would prohibit a city from adopting so-called “sanctuary ordinances.” The new language states that local governments cannot restrict, in any way, an employee from sending information to, requesting or receiving the information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency; or exchanging immigration information with any federal, state or local governmental unit. The new provisions are not limited to investigations where immigration is an element of the crime. No roll call vote is available.

Result: Passed

House Local Government committee approval
March 1, 2006 (HF2576)

House Local Government committee approved the measure on a 15-3 vote. Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud), chief sponsor of the bill, said both Minneapolis and St. Paul have ordinances in place that prevent their law enforcement officers from collecting and sharing information on residents’ immigration status with the federal government. He said the ordinances are a violation of federal law.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A AGAINST
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Tony Cornish Republican 24B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B FOR
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A FOR
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B FOR
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B FOR
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR