Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1992

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
1.10 1.11
1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23
1.24 1.25 1.26 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15
2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7
10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26
10.27 10.28
10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 11.1 11.2
11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12
15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35
16.1 16.2
16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27
16.28
16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5
17.6
17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27
18.28
18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6
20.7
20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28
20.29
20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 21.1 21.2
21.3 21.4
21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22
22.23 22.24
22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9
23.10 23.11
23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31
23.32 23.33
24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19
24.20 24.21
24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32
24.33
25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 25.35 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32
26.33
26.34 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 27.36 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12
28.13
28.14 28.15
28.16

A bill for an act
relating to public safety; appropriating money for public safety and corrections
initiatives; creating grant programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections
297I.06, subdivision 3; 363A.06, subdivision 1; 403.11, subdivision 1; 403.31,
subdivision 1; 609.3457, subdivision 4; 609.52, subdivision 3; 609.535,
subdivision 2a; 609.595, subdivisions 1, 2; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 241; 626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006,
section 403.31, subdivision 6.

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

ARTICLE 1

PUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this act.
new text end

new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 546,816,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 561,921,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,108,737,000
new text end
new text begin State Government Special
Revenue
new text end
new text begin 55,688,000
new text end
new text begin 50,392,000
new text end
new text begin 106,080,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental Fund
new text end
new text begin 69,000
new text end
new text begin 71,000
new text end
new text begin 140,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue Fund
new text end
new text begin 12,288,000
new text end
new text begin 15,474,000
new text end
new text begin 27,762,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 367,000
new text end
new text begin 374,000
new text end
new text begin 741,000
new text end
new text begin 911 Revenue Bond Proceeds
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin 186,000,000
new text end
new text begin 186,000,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 615,228,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 814,232,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin new text begin 1,429,460,000
new text end
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) General. The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are
appropriated to the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The
appropriations are from the general fund, or another named fund, and are available for the
fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2008" and "2009" used in this article
mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June
30, 2008, or June 30, 2009, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2008. "The second
year" is fiscal year 2009. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Appropriations
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Compensation. These appropriations, and any statutory appropriations from
which state employee compensation is paid from any fund, include an amount sufficient to
fund compensation increases of at least 3.25 percent of the 2007 compensation base for
the first year, compounded at the rate of 3.25 percent for the second year. This amount
must be used for that purpose and no other.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginPUBLIC SAFETY
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 147,356,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 333,443,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 84,407,000
new text end
new text begin 86,638,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 6,825,000
new text end
new text begin 9,968,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 55,688,000
new text end
new text begin 50,392,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 69,000
new text end
new text begin 71,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 367,000
new text end
new text begin 374,000
new text end
new text begin 911 Revenue Bonds
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin 186,000,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Emergency Management
new text end

new text begin 2,614,000
new text end
new text begin 2,626,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,545,000
new text end
new text begin 2,555,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 69,000
new text end
new text begin 71,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Criminal Apprehension
new text end

new text begin 42,625,000
new text end
new text begin 44,481,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 41,806,000
new text end
new text begin 43,639,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 445,000
new text end
new text begin 461,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 7,000
new text end
new text begin 7,000
new text end
new text begin Trunk Highway
new text end
new text begin 367,000
new text end
new text begin 374,000
new text end

new text begin Cooperative Investigation of
Cross-Jurisdictional Criminal Activity.

$93,000 each year is appropriated from the
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension account in
the special revenue fund for grants to local
officials for the cooperative investigation of
cross-jurisdictional criminal activity. Any
unencumbered balance remaining in the first
year does not cancel but is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin Laboratory Activities. $352,000 the first
year and $368,000 the second year are
appropriated from the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension account in the special revenue
fund for laboratory activities.
new text end

new text begin DWI Lab Analysis. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20,
subdivision 3
, $367,000 the first year and
$374,000 the second year are appropriated
from the trunk highway fund for laboratory
analysis related to driving-while-impaired
cases.
new text end

new text begin Forensic Scientists. $1,018,000 the first
year and $1,871,000 the second year are for
20 new forensic scientists in the Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science
Laboratory.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fire Marshal
new text end

new text begin 6,230,000
new text end
new text begin 9,354,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the fire safety
account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $3,330,000 the first year and
$6,300,000 the second year are for activities
under Minnesota Statutes, section 299F.012.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
new text end

new text begin 1,795,000
new text end
new text begin 1,845,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,645,000
new text end
new text begin 1,692,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin 153,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Office of Justice Programs
new text end

new text begin 38,411,000
new text end
new text begin 38,752,000
new text end

new text begin Gang and Drug Task Force. $600,000 the
first year and $1,900,000 the second year are
for grants to the Gang and Drug Task Force.
new text end

new text begin Victim Notification System. $225,000
each year is for the continuation of the
victim information and notification everyday
(VINE) service.
new text end

new text begin Squad Car Cameras. $1,000,000 the
first year is for grants to enable local law
enforcement agencies to make squad car
camera technology upgrades or acquisitions.
Of this amount, $500,000 is for a onetime
grant to the city of Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin To be eligible for an acquisition grant, law
enforcement agencies shall provide a 25
percent match.
new text end

new text begin The base budget for these grants is $500,000
in fiscal year 2010 and $500,000 in fiscal
year 2011.
new text end

new text begin Peace Officer Overtime. $1,250,000 each
year is for grants for peace officer overtime
pay under Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.62, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause
(2).
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall award these grants
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
299A.62. However, the commissioner shall
prioritize by awarding grants to assist law
enforcement agencies with the greatest needs
in terms of personnel demands and crime
rates. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Youth Intervention Programs. $500,000
each year is for youth intervention programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.73.
The commissioner shall use this money to
make grants to help existing programs serve
unmet needs in their communities and to
fund new programs in underserved areas of
the state.
new text end

new text begin Crime Victim Support Grant. $175,000
each year is for a grant to a nonprofit
organization dedicated to providing
immediate and long-term emotional support
and practical help for the families and friends
of individuals who have died by homicide,
suicide, or accident.
new text end

new text begin Sexual Violence. $192,000 the first year
and $195,000 the second year are to increase
funding for crime victim services grants to
victims of sexual violence.
new text end

new text begin Domestic Violence. $193,000 the first year
and $195,000 the second year are to increase
funding for crime victim services grants for
victims of domestic violence.
new text end

new text begin Administration Costs. Up to 2.5 percent
of the grant funds appropriated in this
subdivision may be used to administer the
grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin 911 Emergency Services/ARMER
new text end

new text begin 55,681,000
new text end
new text begin 50,385,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the state
government special revenue fund for 911
emergency telecommunications services.
new text end

new text begin Public Safety Answering Points.
$13,664,000 each year is to be distributed
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
403.113, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Medical Resource Communication
Centers.
$683,000 each year is for grants
to the Minnesota Emergency Medical
Services Regulatory Board for the Metro
East and Metro West Medical Resource
Communication Centers that were in
operation before January 1, 2000.
new text end

new text begin ARMER Debt Service. $6,149,000 the
first year and $11,853,000 the second year
are to the commissioner of finance to pay
debt service on revenue bonds issued under
Minnesota Statutes, section 403.275.
new text end

new text begin Any portion of this appropriation not needed
to pay debt service in a fiscal year may be
used by the commissioner of public safety to
pay cash for any of the capital improvements
for which bond proceeds were appropriated
by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 1, section
9, subdivision 8; or in subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation is $17,557,000
in fiscal year 2010 and $23,261,000 in fiscal
year 2011.
new text end

new text begin Metropolitan Council Debt Service.
$1,410,000 each year is to the commissioner
of finance for payment to the Metropolitan
Council for debt service on bonds issued
under Minnesota Statutes, section 403.27.
new text end

new text begin ARMER Improvements. $1,000,000 each
year is for the Statewide Radio Board for
costs of design, construction, maintenance
of, and improvements to those elements
of the statewide public safety radio and
communication system that support mutual
aid communications and emergency medical
services or provide interim enhancement of
public safety communication interoperability
in those areas of the state where the statewide
public safety radio and communication
system is not yet implemented.
new text end

new text begin ARMER Interoperability Planning.
$323,000 each year is to provide funding
to coordinate and plan for communication
interoperability between public safety
entities.
new text end

new text begin ARMER State Backbone Operating Costs.
$3,110,000 each year is to the commissioner
of transportation for costs of maintaining and
operating the first and third phases of the
statewide radio system backbone. The base
for this appropriation is $5,060,000 in fiscal
year 2010 and $5,060,000 in fiscal year 2011
to provide funding to operate one additional
phase of the system.
new text end

new text begin Zone Controller. $5,400,000 the first year
is a onetime appropriation to upgrade zone
controllers and network elements in phases
one and two of the statewide radio system.
new text end

new text begin Advance Project Development. $3,750,000
the first year is a onetime appropriation for
site acquisition and site development work
for the remaining phases of the statewide
radio system. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2010. This appropriation is to
the commissioner of public safety for transfer
to the commissioner of transportation.
new text end

new text begin System Design. $1,850,000 the first year is a
onetime appropriation to complete detailed
design and planning of the remaining
phases of the statewide radio system.
The commissioner of public safety and
the commissioner of transportation shall
determine the scope of the study, after
consulting with the Statewide Radio Board,
the commissioner of administration, and the
state chief information officer. The study
must address the system design for the
state backbone and implications for local
coverage, how data can be integrated, and
whether other public safety communication
networks can be integrated with the state
backbone. The study must estimate the
full cost of completing the state backbone
to specified standards, the cost of local
subsystems, and the potential advantages
of using a request for proposal approach
to solicit private sector participation in the
project. The study must include a financial
analysis of whether the estimated revenue
from increasing the 911 fee by up to 30
cents will cover the estimated debt service
of revenue bonds issued to finance the cost
of completing the statewide radio system
and a portion of the cost up to 50 percent
for local subsystems. The study must also
review the project organizational structure
and governance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin ARMER Public Safety
new text end

new text begin 186,000,000
new text end

new text begin Radio and Communication System. new text end new text begin The
appropriations in this subdivision are from
the 911 revenue bond proceeds account
for the purposes indicated, to be available
until the project is completed or abandoned,
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.642.
new text end

new text begin The appropriations are to the commissioner
of public safety for transfer to the
commissioner of transportation to construct
the system backbone of the public safety
radio and communication system plan under
Minnesota Statutes, section 403.36.
new text end

new text begin $62,000,000 of this appropriation is for
the second year. $62,000,000 of this
appropriation is available on or after July 1,
2009. $62,000,000 of this appropriation is
available on or after July 1, 2010.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety and the
commissioner of transportation shall certify
to the chairs of the house Public Safety
Finance Division of the Finance Committee
and the senate Public Safety Budget Division
of the Finance Committee that the detailed
design has been completed and that the
financial analysis finds that sufficient revenue
will be generated by proposed changes in the
911 fee to cover all estimated debt service
on revenue bonds proposed to be issued to
complete the system before the appropriation
is made available. The commissioner of
finance shall not approve any fee increase
under Minnesota Statutes, section 403.11,
subdivision 1, paragraph (c), until this
certification is made.
new text end

new text begin Bond Sale Authorization. To provide the
money appropriated in this subdivision,
the commissioner of finance shall sell and
issue bonds of the state in an amount up to
$186,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms,
and with the effect prescribed by Minnesota
Statutes, section 403.275.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginPEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND
TRAINING (POST) BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,573,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,616,000
new text end

new text begin Excess Amounts Transferred. This
appropriation is from the peace officer
training account in the special revenue fund.
Any new receipts credited to that account in
the first year in excess of $4,573,000 must be
transferred and credited to the general fund.
Any new receipts credited to that account in
the second year in excess of $4,616,000 must
be transferred and credited to the general
fund.
new text end

new text begin Peace Officer Training Reimbursements.
$3,234,000 the first year and $3,242,000
the second year are for reimbursements to
local governments for peace officer training
costs. Of these amounts, the board may use
up to $50,000 the first year to comply with
Minnesota Statutes, section 626.8444.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES
AND PROTECTIVE AGENT SERVICES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 129,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 133,000
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginHUMAN RIGHTS
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,993,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,749,000
new text end

new text begin Management Information System.
$1,403,000 the first year and $55,000 the
second year are for the replacement of
the department's tracking and compliance
databases with a management information
system.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 457,472,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 471,680,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 456,582,000
new text end
new text begin 470,790,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 890,000
new text end
new text begin 890,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Correctional Institutions
new text end

new text begin 321,881,000
new text end
new text begin 334,406,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 321,301,000
new text end
new text begin 333,826,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 580,000
new text end
new text begin 580,000
new text end

new text begin Contracts for Beds at Rush City. If the
commissioner contracts with other states,
local units of government, or the federal
government to rent beds in the Rush City
Correctional Facility, the commissioner shall
charge a per diem under the contract, to the
extent possible, that is equal to or greater
than the per diem cost of housing Minnesota
inmates in the facility.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the
commissioner may use per diems collected
under contracts for beds at MCF-Rush City
to operate the state correctional system.
new text end

new text begin Offender Reentry Services. $400,000
each year is for increased funding for
expansion of offender reentry services in the
institutions and staffing for the Department
of Corrections MCORP program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Community Services
new text end

new text begin 118,046,000
new text end
new text begin 119,287,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 117,946,000
new text end
new text begin 119,187,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end

new text begin ISR Agents, Challenge Incarceration
Program.
$600,000 the first year and
$1,000,000 the second year are for intensive
supervised release agents for the challenge
incarceration program.
new text end

new text begin ISR Agents, Conditional Release Program.
$300,000 each year is for intensive supervised
release agents for the conditional release
program. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Sex Offenders, Civil Commitment and
Tracking.
$200,000 each year is to fund a
legal representative for civil commitments
and to manage and track sex offenders.
new text end

new text begin Probation Supervision, CCA System.
$2,800,000 each year is added to the
Community Corrections Act subsidy,
Minnesota Statutes, section 401.14.
new text end

new text begin Probation Supervision, CPO System.
$600,000 each year is added to the county
probation officers reimbursement base.
new text end

new text begin Probation Supervision, DOC System.
$600,000 each year is for the Department of
Corrections probation and supervised release
unit.
new text end

new text begin Sex Offender Management and Treatment.
$1,000,000 each year is for adult felon and
juvenile sex offender management to be
distributed statewide by the Community
Corrections Act formula under Minnesota
Statutes, section 401.10, and to increase
funding for providing treatment for sex
offenders on community supervision.
new text end

new text begin Sex Offender Assessments. $75,000 each
year is to increase funding to reimburse
counties or their designees, or courts, for
sex offender assessments under Minnesota
Statutes, section 609.3457.
new text end

new text begin Sentencing to Service. $300,000 each
year is to increase funding for sentencing
to service activities such as highway litter
cleanup.
new text end

new text begin Short-term Offenders. $2,500,000 each
year is to increase funding for the costs
associated with the housing and care of
short-term offenders. The commissioner may
use up to 20 percent of the total amount of the
appropriation for inpatient medical care for
short-term offenders. All funds remaining at
the end of the fiscal year not expended for
inpatient medical care must be added to and
distributed with the housing funds. These
funds must be distributed proportionately
based on the total number of days short-term
offenders are placed locally, not to exceed
$70 per day.
new text end

new text begin The department is exempt from the state
contracting process for the purposes of
paying short-term offender costs relating to
Minnesota Statutes, section 609.105.
new text end

new text begin Offender Reentry Service. $950,000 each
year is for offender job-seeking services,
evidence-based research, expansion of
reentry services specific to juveniles,
and funding to local units of government
participating in MCORP to provide reentry
programming to offenders.
new text end

new text begin Offender Reentry Grants. $650,000 each
year is for grants to nonprofit organizations
to provide reentry services to offenders being
released from incarceration.
new text end

new text begin Employment Services for Ex-offenders.
$238,000 the first year and $237,000 the
second year are for grants to a nonprofit
organization to establish a pilot project to
provide employment services to ex-criminal
offenders living in the North Minneapolis
community. The pilot 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 pilot project shall
work with community corrections officials,
faith-based organizations, and businesses to
create an array of support opportunities for
the participants.
new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2010, the commissioner
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 pilot project.
new text end

new text begin Mentoring Grants. $500,000 each year
is for mentoring grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 241.90. The grant recipient
shall collaborate with the parks and
recreation departments of the cities of St.
Paul and Minneapolis and may reimburse the
departments for the use of their facilities by
the grant recipient.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Operations Support
new text end

new text begin 17,545,000
new text end
new text begin 17,987,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 17,335,000
new text end
new text begin 17,777,000
new text end
new text begin Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 210,000
new text end
new text begin 210,000
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSENTENCING GUIDELINES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 705,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 611,000
new text end

new text begin Collateral Sanctions Committee. $100,000
the first year is for the Collateral Sanctions
Committee described in article 2, section
13. This money must be used for staffing,
conducting research, conducting public
hearings, reimbursing committee members
for reasonable expenses, and for the required
report.
new text end

new text begin Changes to Grid for Controlled Substance
Offenses.
The commission shall propose
changes to the sentencing guidelines
grid for controlled substance offenses.
The proposal must make presumptive
sentences for controlled substance offenses
proportional with similarly severe offenses
in Minnesota and proportional with similar
controlled substance offenses from the
federal government and other states in the
Upper Midwest, including Iowa, North
Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The
commission shall include the proposed
changes in its 2008 report to the legislature.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1.

new text begin [241.90] MENTORING GRANT FOR CHILDREN OF
INCARCERATED PARENTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Mentoring grant. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of corrections may award a
grant to a nonprofit organization that is located in the greater Twin Cities area and provides
one-to-one mentoring relationships to youth enrolled between the ages of seven to 13
whose parent or other significant family member is incarcerated in a county workhouse,
county jail, state prison, or other type of correctional facility or is subject to correctional
supervision. The intent of the grant is to provide children with adult mentors to strengthen
developmental outcomes, including enhanced self-confidence and esteem; improved
academic performance; and improved relationships with peers, family, and other adults
that may prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Grant criteria. new text end

new text begin As a condition of receiving the grant, the grant recipient
shall do the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) collaborate with other organizations that have a demonstrated history of
providing services to youth and families in disadvantaged situations;
new text end

new text begin (2) implement procedures to ensure that 100 percent of the mentors pose no safety
risk to the child and have the skills to participate in a mentoring relationship;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide enhanced training to mentors focusing on asset building and family
dynamics when a parent is incarcerated; and
new text end

new text begin (4) provide an individual family plan and aftercare.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Program evaluation. new text end

new text begin The grant recipient shall submit an evaluation plan
to the commissioner delineating the program and student outcome goals and activities
implemented to achieve the stated outcomes. The goals must be clearly stated and
measurable. The grant recipient shall collect, analyze, and report on participation and
outcome data that enable the department to verify that the program goals were met.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297I.06, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fire safety account, annual transfers, allocation.

A special account, to
be known as the fire safety account, is created in the state treasury. The account consists of
the proceeds under subdivisions 1 and 2. $468,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $2,268,000 in
each year thereafter is transferred from the fire safety account in the special revenue fund
to the general fund to offset the loss of revenue caused by the repeal of the one-half of one
percent tax on fire insurance premiums. deleted text beginThe general fund base appropriation for the fire
marshal program is reduced by $2,832,000 in fiscal year 2008 and each year thereafter.
The base funding for the fire marshal program from the fire safety account in the special
revenue fund shall be $2,832,000 in fiscal year 2008 and each year thereafter.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 363A.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Formulation of policies.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall formulate
policies to effectuate the purposes of this chapter and shallnew text begin do the followingnew text end:

(1) exercise leadership under the direction of the governor in the development of
human rights policies and programs, and make recommendations to the governor and the
legislature for their consideration and implementation;

(2) establish and maintain a principal office in St. Paul, and any other necessary
branch offices at any location within the state;

(3) meet and function at any place within the state;

(4) employ attorneys, clerks, and other employees and agents as the commissioner
may deem necessary and prescribe their duties;

(5) to the extent permitted by federal law and regulation, utilize the records of the
Department of Employment and Economic Development of the state when necessary
to effectuate the purposes of this chapter;

(6) obtain upon request and utilize the services of all state governmental departments
and agencies;

(7) adopt suitable rules for effectuating the purposes of this chapter;

(8) issue complaints, receive and investigate charges alleging unfair discriminatory
practices, and determine whether or not probable cause exists for hearing;

(9) subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production
for examination of any books or papers relative to any matter under investigation or in
question as the commissioner deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(10) attempt, by means of education, conference, conciliation, and persuasion to
eliminate unfair discriminatory practices as being contrary to the public policy of the state;

(11) develop and conduct programs of formal and informal education designed to
eliminate discrimination and intergroup conflict by use of educational techniques and
programs the commissioner deems necessary;

(12) make a written report of the activities of the commissioner to the governor
each year;

(13) accept gifts, bequests, grants, or other payments public and private to help
finance the activities of the department;

(14) create such local and statewide advisory committees as will in the
commissioner's judgment aid in effectuating the purposes of the Department of Human
Rights;

(15) develop such programs as will aid in determining the compliance throughout
the state with the provisions of this chapter, and in the furtherance of such duties, conduct
research and study discriminatory practices based upon race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance,
familial status, sexual orientation, or other factors and develop accurate data on the nature
and extent of discrimination and other matters as they may affect housing, employment,
public accommodations, schools, and other areas of public life;

(16) develop and disseminate technical assistance to persons subject to the provisions
of this chapter, and to agencies and officers of governmental and private agencies;

(17) provide staff services to such advisory committees as may be created in aid of
the functions of the Department of Human Rights;

(18) make grants in aid to the extent that appropriations are made available for that
purpose in aid of carrying out duties and responsibilities; and

(19) cooperate and consult with the commissioner of labor and industry regarding
the investigation of violations of, and resolution of complaints regarding section 363A.08,
subdivision 7
.

In performing these duties, the commissioner shall give priority to those duties in
clauses (8), (9), and (10) and to the duties in section 363A.36.

new text begin (b) All gifts, bequests, grants, or other payments, public and private, accepted under
paragraph (a), clause (13), must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special
account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of human rights to
help finance activities of the department.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 403.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Emergency telecommunications service fee; account.

(a) Each
customer of a wireless or wire-line switched or packet-based telecommunications service
provider connected to the public switched telephone network that furnishes service capable
of originating a 911 emergency telephone call is assessed a fee based upon the number
of wired or wireless telephone lines, or their equivalent, to cover the costs of ongoing
maintenance and related improvements for trunking and central office switching equipment
for 911 emergency telecommunications service, to offset administrative and staffing costs
of the commissioner related to managing the 911 emergency telecommunications service
program, to make distributions provided for in section 403.113, and to offset the costs,
including administrative and staffing costs, incurred by the State Patrol Division of the
Department of Public Safety in handling 911 emergency calls made from wireless phones.

(b) Money remaining in the 911 emergency telecommunications service account
after all other obligations are paid must not cancel and is carried forward to subsequent
years and may be appropriated from time to time to the commissioner to provide financial
assistance to counties for the improvement of local emergency telecommunications
services. The improvements may include providing access to 911 service for
telecommunications service subscribers currently without access and upgrading existing
911 service to include automatic number identification, local location identification,
automatic location identification, and other improvements specified in revised county
911 plans approved by the commissioner.

(c) The fee may not be less than eight cents nor more than 65 cents a month new text beginuntil
June 30, 2008, not less than eight cents nor more than 75 cents a month until June 30,
2009, not less than eight cents nor more than 85 cents a month until June 30, 2010, and
not less than eight cents nor more than 95 cents a month on or after July 1, 2010,
new text endfor
each customer access line or other basic access service, including trunk equivalents as
designated by the Public Utilities Commission for access charge purposes and including
wireless telecommunications services. With the approval of the commissioner of finance,
the commissioner of public safety shall establish the amount of the fee within the limits
specified and inform the companies and carriers of the amount to be collected. When the
revenue bonds authorized under section 403.27, subdivision 1, have been fully paid or
defeased, the commissioner shall reduce the fee to reflect that debt service on the bonds is
no longer needed. The commissioner shall provide companies and carriers a minimum of
45 days' notice of each fee change. The fee must be the same for all customers.

(d) The fee must be collected by each wireless or wire-line telecommunications
service provider subject to the fee. Fees are payable to and must be submitted to the
commissioner monthly before the 25th of each month following the month of collection,
except that fees may be submitted quarterly if less than $250 a month is due, or annually if
less than $25 a month is due. Receipts must be deposited in the state treasury and credited
to a 911 emergency telecommunications service account in the special revenue fund. The
money in the account may only be used for 911 telecommunications services.

(e) This subdivision does not apply to customers of interexchange carriers.

(f) The installation and recurring charges for integrating wireless 911 calls into
enhanced 911 systems are eligible for payment by the commissioner if the 911 service
provider is included in the statewide design plan and the charges are made pursuant to
contract.

(g) Competitive local exchanges carriers holding certificates of authority from the
Public Utilities Commission are eligible to receive payment for recurring 911 services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 403.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Allocation of operating costs.

deleted text begin The current costs of the board
in implementing the regionwide public safety radio communication plan system and
the first and second phase systems shall be allocated among and paid by the following
users, all in accordance with the regionwide public safety radio system communication
plan adopted by the board:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the state of Minnesota for its operations using the system in the metropolitan
counties;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) all local government units using the system; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) other eligible users of the system. deleted text end new text begin (a) The ongoing costs of the commissioner
not otherwise appropriated in operating the statewide public safety radio communication
system shall be allocated among and paid by the following users, all in accordance with
the statewide public safety radio communication system plan under section 403.36:
new text end

new text begin (1) the state of Minnesota for its operations using the system;
new text end

new text begin (2) all local government units using the system; and
new text end

new text begin (3) other eligible users of the system.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each local government and other eligible users of the system shall pay to
the commissioner all sums charged under this section, at the times and in the manner
determined by the commissioner. The governing body of each local government shall
take all action necessary to provide the money required for these payments and to make
the payments when due.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.3457, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Definition.

As used in this section, "sex offense" means a violation
of sectionnew text begin 609.294; 609.322, subdivision 1; 609.324, subdivision 1;new text end 609.342; 609.343;
609.344; 609.345; 609.3451;new text begin 609.3453; 609.3455; 609.352; 609.365;new text end 609.746, subdivision
1
; 609.79; deleted text beginordeleted text end 617.23; new text begin617.246; or 617.247; new text endor another offense arising out of a charge
based on one or more of those sections.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.52, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sentence.

Whoever commits theft may be sentenced as follows:

(1) to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $100,000, or both, if the property is a firearm, or the value of the property or services
stolen is more than $35,000 and the conviction is for a violation of subdivision 2, clause
(3), (4), (15), or (16); or

(2) to imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $20,000, or both, if the value of the property or services stolen exceeds deleted text begin$2,500deleted text endnew text begin
$5,000
new text end, or if the property stolen was an article representing a trade secret, an explosive or
incendiary device, or a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II pursuant to section
152.02 with the exception of marijuana; or

(3) to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $10,000, or both, ifnew text begin any of the following circumstances existnew text end:

(a) the value of the property or services stolen is more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end but not
more than deleted text begin$2,500deleted text endnew text begin $5,000new text end; or

(b) the property stolen was a controlled substance listed in schedule III, IV, or V
pursuant to section 152.02; or

(c) the value of the property or services stolen is more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end but not more
than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end and the person has been convicted within the preceding five years for an
offense under this section, section 256.98; 268.182; 609.24; 609.245; 609.53; 609.582,
subdivision 1
, 2, or 3; 609.625; 609.63; 609.631; or 609.821, or a statute from another
state, the United States, or a foreign jurisdiction, in conformity with any of those sections,
and the person received a felony or gross misdemeanor sentence for the offense, or a
sentence that was stayed under section 609.135 if the offense to which a plea was entered
would allow imposition of a felony or gross misdemeanor sentence; or

(d) the value of the property or services stolen is not more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end, and
any of the following circumstances exist:

(i) the property is taken from the person of another or from a corpse, or grave or
coffin containing a corpse; or

(ii) the property is a record of a court or officer, or a writing, instrument or record
kept, filed or deposited according to law with or in the keeping of any public officer or
office; or

(iii) the property is taken from a burning, abandoned, or vacant building or upon its
removal therefrom, or from an area of destruction caused by civil disaster, riot, bombing,
or the proximity of battle; or

(iv) the property consists of public funds belonging to the state or to any political
subdivision or agency thereof; or

(v) the property stolen is a motor vehicle; or

(4) to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more
than $3,000, or both, if the value of the property or services stolen is more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end
but not more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end; or

(5) in all other cases where the value of the property or services stolen is deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin
$500
new text end or less, to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not
more than $1,000, or both, provided, however, in any prosecution under subdivision 2,
clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), and (13), the value of the money or property or services received
by the defendant in violation of any one or more of the above provisions within any
six-month period may be aggregated and the defendant charged accordingly in applying
the provisions of this subdivision; provided that when two or more offenses are committed
by the same person in two or more counties, the accused may be prosecuted in any county
in which one of the offenses was committed for all of the offenses aggregated under
this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.535, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Penalties.

(a) A person who is convicted of issuing a dishonored check
under subdivision 2 may be sentenced as follows:

(1) to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more
than $10,000, or both, if the value of the dishonored check, or checks aggregated under
paragraph (b), is more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end;

(2) to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more
than $3,000, or both, if the value of the dishonored check, or checks aggregated under
paragraph (b), is more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end but not more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end; or

(3) to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not more
than $1,000, or both, if the value of the dishonored check, or checks aggregated under
paragraph (b), is not more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end.

(b) In a prosecution under this subdivision, the value of dishonored checks issued
by the defendant in violation of this subdivision within any six-month period may be
aggregated and the defendant charged accordingly in applying this section. When two or
more offenses are committed by the same person in two or more counties, the accused
may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the dishonored checks was issued for all
of the offenses aggregated under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.595, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Criminal damage to property in the first degree.

Whoever
intentionally causes damage to physical property of another without the latter's consent
may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of
not more than $10,000, or both, ifnew text begin any of the following circumstances existnew text end:

(1) the damage to the property caused a reasonably foreseeable risk of bodily
harm; or

(2) the property damaged belongs to a common carrier and the damage impairs the
service to the public rendered by the carrier; or

(3) the damage reduces the value of the property by more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end measured
by the cost of repair and replacement; or

(4) the damage reduces the value of the property by more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end measured
by the cost of repair and replacement and the defendant has been convicted within the
preceding three years of an offense under this subdivision or subdivision 2.

In any prosecution under clause (3), the value of any property damaged by the
defendant in violation of that clause within any six-month period may be aggregated and
the defendant charged accordingly in applying the provisions of this section; provided that
when two or more offenses are committed by the same person in two or more counties, the
accused may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses was committed for
all of the offenses aggregated under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.595, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Criminal damage to property in the third degree.

(a) Except as
otherwise provided in subdivision 1a, whoever intentionally causes damage to another
person's physical property without the other person's consent may be sentenced to
imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000,
or both, if the damage reduces the value of the property by more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end but not
more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $1,000new text end as measured by the cost of repair and replacement.

(b) Whoever intentionally causes damage to another person's physical property
without the other person's consent because of the property owner's or another's actual or
perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability as defined in section
363A.03, age, or national origin may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one
year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both, if the damage reduces the
value of the property by not more than deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end.

(c) In any prosecution under paragraph (a), the value of property damaged by the
defendant in violation of that paragraph within any six-month period may be aggregated
and the defendant charged accordingly in applying this section. When two or more
offenses are committed by the same person in two or more counties, the accused may
be prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses was committed for all of the
offenses aggregated under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2007, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [626.8444] DOMESTIC ABUSE IN-SERVICE TRAINING; MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall analyze the issuance and enforcement of domestic abuse no
contact orders between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007. Taking into account this analysis,
the board shall determine the items that, at a minimum, must be addressed in in-service
training courses that instruct peace officers in issues relating to domestic abuse. At a
minimum, the courses must provide instruction in the laws relating to domestic abuse no
contact orders and address how best to coordinate law enforcement resources relating
to them.
new text end

new text begin (b) Beginning on January 1, 2008, the board may not approve an in-service training
course relating to domestic abuse that does not comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginSTUDY ON AUTOMATICALLY SEALING ARREST RECORDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Study. new text end

new text begin The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group
described in Minnesota Statutes, section 299C.65, subdivision 1, shall study the issues
involved with the automatic sealing of arrest records for persons who are not subsequently
convicted of an offense related to the arrest and expungement of conviction records. The
policy group shall use the following framework. The policy group shall assume that arrest
records of individuals who are not subsequently convicted of an offense relating to the
arrest should be automatically sealed. The policy group shall address issues related to
implementing this concept under the framework below:
new text end

new text begin (1) arrest data not leading to a referral for prosecution shall be sealed by the arresting
law enforcement agency on the expiration of 180 days from the date of the arrest. The
arresting agency shall also notify all other criminal justice agencies to which it has
transmitted the data that the data in their possession shall be sealed;
new text end

new text begin (2) upon a declination of charges or upon successful completion of a precharge
diversion program, arrest and prosecution data shall thereafter be sealed. It shall be the
responsibility of the prosecuting agency to seal the prosecution data pertaining to the
action and to notify the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the
heads of all appropriate law enforcement agencies that the records related to the action
shall be sealed;
new text end

new text begin (3)(i) upon a favorable resolution as defined below all criminal justice agency and
court records pertaining to the action shall thereafter be sealed. A favorable resolution
means the following:
new text end

new text begin (A) charges against a person were dismissed without a plea of guilt;
new text end

new text begin (B) the person was acquitted;
new text end

new text begin (C) charges against the person were dismissed pursuant to a continuance for
dismissal or a stay of adjudication;
new text end

new text begin (D) charges against the person were dismissed upon successful completion of a
pretrial diversion program with or without a plea of guilt; and
new text end

new text begin (E) upon the dismissal and discharge of proceedings against a person under
Minnesota Statutes, section 152.18; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) it shall be the responsibility of the clerk of courts to seal the judicial records
pertaining to the action, and to notify the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension, the Department of Corrections, the prosecuting attorney, and the heads of
all appropriate law enforcement agencies that the criminal justice agency records related
to the action shall be sealed;
new text end

new text begin (4) automatically sealed data shall be transmittable between criminal justice agencies
and the courts. Sealed records shall be available to evaluate a prospective employee in a
criminal justice agency;
new text end

new text begin (5) data relating to arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes shall not
be automatically sealed:
new text end

new text begin (i) domestic abuse data, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subdivision
5, and to court and prosecution data related to a domestic abuse charge;
new text end

new text begin (ii) data for crime victims as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82,
subdivision 13; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) arrests or charges for crimes listed in Minnesota Statutes, section 364.09,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3); and
new text end

new text begin (6) the provisions of an automatic sealing statute shall not affect or repeal Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 609A, or Minnesota Statutes, section 299C.11.
new text end

new text begin The policy group shall review how other states address the sealing of arrest records and
determine best practices in this area. The policy group may make recommendations on
changes to the policy framework set out above that are deemed advisable, including
compromise proposals. The policy group shall specifically address technical and
institutional roadblocks, if any, to implement the framework set out above and propose
solutions to these roadblocks. In addition, the policy group shall estimate the state and
local fiscal costs, if any, of automatically sealing these records.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Consultation. new text end

new text begin The policy group shall consult with and seek advice from
the individuals associated with the background checks and expungements delivery team,
the Collateral Consequences Committee, and the Council on Crime and Justice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, "arrest records" include all records
relating to an arrest, including law enforcement, court, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,
and prosecution records.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2008, the policy group shall report its findings and
recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of
representatives committees having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy. The report
must include recommended statutory language to best implement the intent of the policy
framework set out above, a summary of the practices of other states on the sealing of
arrest records, and a finding on best practices in this area.
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. 13. new text beginCOLLATERAL SANCTIONS COMMITTEE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; duties. new text end

new text begin The Collateral Sanctions Committee shall
study issues related to collateral sanctions. Specifically, the committee shall study how
collateral sanctions are addressed in other states and determine best practices on this.
In addition, the committee shall study issues relating to how criminal convictions and
adjudications affect an individual's employment and professional licensing opportunities
in Minnesota. The committee shall consider the policy implications of providing a
process to allow individuals currently prohibited from certain types of employment or
professional licensing because of a criminal record to seek a waiver. The committee shall
make recommendations on changes in law and policy it deems appropriate in this area.
By January 15, 2008, the committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the committees having jurisdiction over criminal
justice policy in the senate and house of representatives.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Resources. new text end

new text begin The Sentencing Guidelines Commission shall provide technical
and research assistance to the committee, with the assistance of the commissioner of
public safety and the commissioner of corrections.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The committee consists of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the executive director of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission, who shall serve
as the committee's chair and convening authority;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner of public safety, or designee;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of corrections, or designee;
new text end

new text begin (4) the attorney general, or designee;
new text end

new text begin (5) the state public defender, or designee;
new text end

new text begin (6) a crime victim's advocate, appointed by the commissioner of public safety;
new text end

new text begin (7) a county attorney, appointed by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association;
new text end

new text begin (8) a city attorney, appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities;
new text end

new text begin (9) a district court judge, appointed by the Judicial Council;
new text end

new text begin (10) a private criminal defense attorney, appointed by the Minnesota Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers;
new text end

new text begin (11) a probation officer, appointed by the Minnesota Association of County
Probation Officers;
new text end

new text begin (12) two peace officers, one appointed by the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association and
the other appointed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
new text end

new text begin (13) two members with knowledge of housing issues, one of whom is a landlord and
the other a tenant, appointed by the commissioner of public safety;
new text end

new text begin (14) a member from the employment industry, appointed by the commissioner of
public safety;
new text end

new text begin (15) a member from a community crime prevention organization, appointed by the
commissioner of public safety;
new text end

new text begin (16) a member from a community of color, appointed by the commissioner of
public safety;
new text end

new text begin (17) a member who is an ex-criminal offender, appointed by the commissioner of
public safety; and
new text end

new text begin (18) a member from an agency that provides reentry services to offenders being
released from incarceration, appointed by the commissioner of public safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expenses; expiration. new text end

new text begin The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section
15.059, apply to the committee. The committee expires on January 15, 2008.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, "collateral sanctions" has the meaning
given in Minnesota Statutes, section 609B.050, 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

Sec. 14. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 403.31, subdivision 6, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end