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HF 1280

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:47am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/02/2009

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; transferring control of the Minnesota correctional
facility - Moose Lake from the commissioner of corrections to the commissioner
of human services; requiring the commissioner of human services to use the
Moose Lake facility to house civilly committed sex offenders; requiring the
commissioner of corrections to house offenders in private prisons; establishing
standards to compare private and state-funded prisons; requiring third-party
evaluation of public and private persons.

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

Section 1. new text beginMINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - MOOSE LAKE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Facility transfer. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2010, the commissioner of
corrections shall transfer custody and control of the Minnesota correctional facility -
Moose Lake to the commissioner of human services. The commissioner of human services
shall use the facility to house persons participating in the Minnesota sex offender program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Inmate transfer. new text end

new text begin No later than December 31, 2009, the commissioner of
corrections shall transfer offenders housed at the Minnesota correctional facility - Moose
Lake to a privately owned and operated medium security facility within the state.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EVALUATION STANDARDS;
PRIVATE PRISONS.
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new text begin No later than November 30, 2009, the commissioner of corrections shall promulgate
standards by which the cost-effectiveness and correctional effectiveness of publicly
owned and operated medium security correctional facilities can be compared to privately
owned and operated facilities. The commissioner's standards must address per diem,
facility programming options, facility programming effectiveness, and recidivism.
The commissioner shall submit the proposed standards to the chairs of the house of
representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over public safety policy and
finance by January 15, 2010.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2009.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginPERIODIC REVIEWS OF STANDARDS FOR COMPARING PUBLIC
AND PRIVATE PRISONS.
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new text begin By May 1, 2010, the commissioner of corrections and the chief executives of
medium security private prisons in the state that house state inmates shall select a third
party to conduct an independent evaluation of medium security public and private prisons
based on the standards promulgated under section 2 and approved by the legislature. If the
parties are unable to reach agreement on a third party, each party shall hire a third party to
perform the evaluations required by this section. The third party or parties must conduct
an evaluation of medium security public and private prisons that house state inmates by
January 15, 2011, and at least once every two years thereafter.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2009.
new text end