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HF 1933

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:56am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/19/2009

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a pilot project to provide services to
ex-criminal offenders now in the community; requiring a report; appropriating
money.

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

Section 1. new text beginREENTRY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROJECT;
APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and $200,000 for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2011, are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of corrections for a grant to a nonprofit organization to operate a project to provide
employment services to ex-criminal offenders living in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The project must provide the ex-offender participants with a continuum of employment
services that identifies their needs; intervenes with them through case management if
they are struggling; and provides them with work readiness, skill training, chemical
and mental health referrals, housing support, job placement, work experience, and
job retention support. The project must work with community corrections officials,
faith-based organizations, and businesses to create an array of support opportunities for
the participants.
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new text begin (b) By January 15, 2012, the commissioner of corrections shall report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and
divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding on the activities
conducted by the grant recipient and the effectiveness of the project in cost savings and
outcomes achievement.
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