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HF 4846

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/11/2024 02:15pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to corrections; modifying the eligibility terms for work release from prison;
modifying the terms of the Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 244.065, subdivision 1; Minnesota
Statutes 2023 Supplement, sections 244.41, subdivision 10; 244.50, subdivision


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 244.065, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


When consistent with the public interest and the public safety,
the commissioner of corrections deleted text begin maydeleted text end new text begin shallnew text end conditionally release an inmate to work at paid
employment, seek employment, or participate in a vocational training or educational program,
as provided in section 241.26, if the inmate new text begin agrees and new text end has served at least one half of the
term of imprisonment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 244.41, subdivision 10, is amended
to read:

Subd. 10.

Incarcerated days saved.

"Incarcerated days saved" means the number of
days of an incarcerated person's original term of imprisonment minus the number of actual
days servednew text begin or served in a less expensive community-based settingnew text end , excluding days not
served due to death deleted text begin or as a result of time earned in the challenge incarceration program
under sections 244.17 to 244.173
deleted text end .

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 244.50, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:

Subd. 2.

Certifying earned incentive release savings.

On or before the final closeout
date of each fiscal year, the commissioner must certify to Minnesota Management and
Budget the earned incentive release savings from the previous fiscal year. The commissioner
must provide the detailed calculation substantiating the savings amount, including
accounting-system-generated data where possible, supporting the direct-cost per diem and
the incarcerated days text begin Savings under sections 244.17 to 244.173 and 244.065 must
be calculated in the fiscal year that an inmate completed or failed the program the inmate
was participating in and must be reduced by the actual cost of the programming provided
to the inmate.
new text end