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SF 2579

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 09:14am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a Peace Officer Excellence Task Force.

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

Section 1. new text beginPEACE OFFICER EXCELLENCE TASK FORCE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; purpose. new text end

new text begin There is established a Peace Officer Excellence
Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to study the laws, rules, contracts, and policies
that govern the employer-employee relationship between political subdivisions and peace
officers.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Members. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force must consist of:
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new text begin (1) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (2) two members of the senate, one appointed by the majority leader and one appointed
by the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) the attorney general, or a designee;
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new text begin (4) the executive director of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board,
or a designee;
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new text begin (5) the commissioner of public safety, or a designee;
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new text begin (6) the commissioner of the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services;
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new text begin (7) one representative from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
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new text begin (8) one representative from the Minnesota Sheriffs Association;
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new text begin (9) two representatives from the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association;
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new text begin (10) one representative from the League of Minnesota Cities;
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new text begin (11) one representative from the Association of Minnesota Counties;
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new text begin (12) two representatives from organized labor, including at least one representative of
an organization comprised of peace officers; and
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new text begin (13) two members of the public appointed by the governor.
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new text begin (b) Appointments must be made no later than July 1, 2019. Members of the task force
shall not be compensated or receive reimbursement for expenses, except for compensation
or expense reimbursements received in the member's ordinary scope of employment.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's
designee shall convene the first meeting of the task force no later than August 1, 2019.
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new text begin (b) The members of the task force may elect a chair and other officers as the members
deem necessary.
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new text begin (c) The task force shall meet at least monthly, with one meeting devoted to collecting
input from the public and local units of government that employ peace officers.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall provide support staff, office
space, and administrative services for the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Duties of task force. new text end

new text begin The task force must review, assess, and make
recommendations for reforms to the laws, rules, contracts, and policies that govern the
employer-employee relationship between political subdivisions and peace officers. In
formulating recommendations, the task force must seek to balance the employment rights
of peace officers and the need for chief law enforcement officers and political subdivisions
to maintain the integrity and excellence of peace officers they employ.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report and recommendations. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2020, the task force shall
prepare and submit to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the
house of representatives and senate with jurisdiction over public safety and labor and
employment a report that summarizes the activities of the task force, issues identified by
the task force, reform recommendations to address the issues, and recommendations for
legislative action, if needed.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The task force expires upon submission of the report required by
subdivision 6.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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