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HF 3375

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/03/2010 04:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; transferring control of a portion 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 transferred portion of the facility to house civilly committed
sex offenders; requiring the commissioner of corrections to incarcerate
offenders from the transferred portion in private prisons; appropriating capital
investment money for the renovation of a portion of the Minnesota Correctional
Facility-Moose Lake to be used to house civilly committed sex offenders;
appropriating money for costs incurred by the Department of Corrections to
incarcerate the offenders transferred to private prisons; appropriating money;
authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

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

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

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Portion of facility transfer. new text end

new text begin By January 1, 2011, the commissioner of
corrections shall transfer custody and control of 50 percent of the Minnesota Correctional
Facility-Moose Lake to the commissioner of human services. The commissioner of
human services shall use that portion of 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, 2010, the commissioner
of corrections shall transfer 50 percent of the offenders incarcerated at the Minnesota
Correctional Facility-Moose Lake to a privately owned and operated medium security
correctional facility within the state if the commissioner is able to negotiate an agreement
to do so with the facility. If the commissioner is unable to successfully negotiate an
agreement with the facility, the commissioner shall transfer the offenders to other state
or locally operated correctional facilities or to privately owned correctional facilities
in other states.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-MOOSE LAKE; CAPITAL
INVESTMENT APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the bond proceeds fund
to the commissioner of human services to design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip
the conversion of 50 percent of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake to a
secure residential facility to house and treat persons participating in the Minnesota sex
offender program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the
bond proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue
bonds of the state in an amount up to $....... in the manner, upon the terms, and with
the effect prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginINCARCERATING TRANSFERRED OFFENDERS AT OTHER
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated to the commissioner of corrections from the general fund for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, to pay the costs of transferring and incarcerating
inmates under section 1.
new text end