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HF 18

as introduced - 92nd Legislature, 2021 1st Special Session (2021 - 2021) Posted on 06/27/2021 10:45am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; appropriating money for a crime prevention grant to the
Hennepin County sheriff; appropriating money to the commissioner of public
safety for the state patrol's use of the air patrol in crime prevention efforts in the
seven-county metropolitan area.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; CRIME PREVENTION.
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new text begin (a) $2,400,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of public safety for a grant to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. In
coordination with other sheriffs' offices, police departments, and Metro Transit, the Hennepin
County sheriff must use the funds to prevent and combat surging rates of violent crime,
including murder, assault, and other crimes against the person, in the seven-county
metropolitan area with a concentration of efforts in areas that have experienced the largest
increase in violent crimes in fiscal year 2021. The Hennepin County sheriff may use these
funds to reimburse or directly compensate peace officers from other jurisdictions who assist
in crime prevention efforts coordinated by the sheriff.
new text end

new text begin (b) $600,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of public safety for the state patrol's use of the air patrol, in coordination with the Hennepin
County sheriff, to prevent and combat violent crime in the seven-county metropolitan area
with a concentration of efforts in areas that have experienced the largest increase in violent
crimes in fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any unexpended funds from the appropriations in paragraph (a) or (b) that are not
used by June 30, 2021, do not cancel back to the general fund and may be used for these
purposes through December 31, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (d) By February 1, 2022, the commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and
finance on how the appropriations in this section were used. The report must detail the
impact the appropriations had on reducing violent criminal activity in the seven-county
metropolitan area and make recommendations on how future state appropriations can be
used to reduce violent crime in the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end