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HF 3645

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/16/2006

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to
oversee efforts to reduce the record keeping backlog for missing persons and
unidentified bodies cases; clarifying responsibility for receiving missing persons
reports; requiring a model policy relating to missing adults; requiring reports;
appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 299C.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [299C.565] MISSING PERSON REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the location where a
person has gone missing or was last seen has the responsibility to take a missing person
report from an interested party. If this location cannot be clearly and easily established,
the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the last verified location where
the missing person last resided has the responsibility to take the report.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2006.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMISSING PERSONS, UNIDENTIFIED BODIES; RECORDS AND DATA
ENTERING BACKLOG; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to address backlog. new text end

new text begin The
superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall coordinate with federal and
local units of government; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; medical
examiners; coroners; odontologists; and other entities to reduce the state's reporting, data
entry, and record keeping backlog relating to missing persons and unidentified bodies. To
the degree feasible, the superintendent shall ensure that all necessary data and samples,
including, but not limited to, DNA samples and dental records get entered into all relevant
federal and state databases.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2007, the superintendent shall
report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees and
divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding on the efforts under
subdivision 1 to reduce the state's backlog. The report must give detailed information on
how the appropriation in subdivision 3 was spent and how this affected the backlog.
In addition, the report must make recommendations for changes to state law, including
suggested legislative language, to improve reporting, data entry, and record keeping
relating to future cases involving missing persons and unidentified bodies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated to the superintendent of the Bureau
of Criminal Apprehension from the general fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007,
to implement this section. This is a onetime appropriation.
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 beginMODEL POLICY; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Model policy. new text end

new text begin The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, in consultation with the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and the Minnesota
Chiefs of Police Association, shall develop a model policy to address law enforcement
efforts and duties regarding missing adults and provide training to local law enforcement
agencies on this model policy.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2007, the superintendent shall report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees and divisions having
jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding on the model policy and training
described in subdivision 1.
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