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HF 418

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 04:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/28/2019
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/21/2019

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; creating a criminal sexual conduct statutory reform
working group; requiring a report; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginCRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT STATUTORY REFORM WORKING
GROUP; REPORT.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Direction. new text end

new text begin By September 1, 2019, the commissioner of public safety
shall convene a working group on criminal sexual conduct statutory reform. The
commissioner shall invite representatives from city and county prosecuting agencies,
statewide crime victim coalitions, the Minnesota judicial branch, the Minnesota Board of
Public Defense, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Human Services, the
Sentencing Guidelines Commission, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other
interested parties to participate in the working group. The commissioner shall ensure that
the working group is inclusive of marginalized communities as well as victim and survivor
voices.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The working group must review, assess, and make specific
recommendations with regard to substantive and technical amendments to Minnesota Statutes,
sections 609.341 to 609.3451, 609.3453 to 609.3455, 609.349, 628.26, and any other related
criminal laws.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall file a report detailing the working
group's findings and recommendations with the chairs and ranking minority members of
the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over public safety
and judiciary policy and finance by October 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT STATUTORY
REFORM WORKING GROUP.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
public safety to convene, administer, and implement the criminal sexual conduct statutory
reform working group.
new text end