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HF 31

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2015 12:26pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a working group to recommend services,
advocacy, and verification tools or programs to assist victims of identity theft;
requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginVICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT; WORKING GROUP.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Working group established. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety
shall convene a working group to study the advocacy and legal needs of victims of
identity theft. The working group shall make recommendations for services, advocacy,
and verification tools or programs that can be employed to assist these victims.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The working group shall include:
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new text begin (1) the commissioner or a designee;
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new text begin (2) the director of the Office of Justice Programs or a designee;
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new text begin (3) the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or a designee;
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new text begin (4) the attorney general or a designee;
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new text begin (5) the commissioner of revenue or a designee;
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new text begin (6) the commissioner of commerce or a designee;
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new text begin (7) a representative of the Minnesota Alliance on Crime;
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new text begin (8) a representative of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association;
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new text begin (9) a representative of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association; and
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new text begin (10) a representative of a legal services organization providing assistance to victims
of identity theft.
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new text begin The commissioner may invite other organizations that work actively on the issue of
services for and advocacy on behalf of victims of identity theft.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administrative issues. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall convene the first meeting
of the working group by September 1, 2015. The Department of Public Safety shall
provide meeting space and administrative support to the working group. The working
group shall select a chair from among its members.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report required. new text end

new text begin By February 15, 2016, the working group shall submit
a report to the chairs and ranking members of the senate and house of representatives
committees and divisions having jurisdiction over public safety and consumer
protection. The report must summarize the working group's activities and include its
recommendations. The recommendations must be specific, include estimates of the costs
involved in implementing the recommendations, and provide draft legislation, if needed,
to implement the recommendations.
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