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SF 2957

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 03:14pm

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; appropriating money to increase crime alert categories
to include a dementia and Alzheimer's disease category and to provide grants to
develop law enforcement training on issues associated with dementia and
Alzheimer's disease; requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginSAFETY OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S
DISEASE; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of public safety for the purposes of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Law enforcement training. new text end

new text begin (a) $400,000 is for the Office of Justice Programs
to administer regional and statewide voluntary training grants to state and local law
enforcement to contract with a training organization for training on communication strategies,
behavioral studies, and issues associated with persons with dementia and Alzheimer's disease,
including at a minimum wandering, driving, abuse, and neglect. The office shall consult
with the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board and stakeholders, including
at a minimum the Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team and the Alzheimer's Association,
regarding the content of the training, which must include at a minimum the requirement
that trainers have at least two years of direct care of a person with Alzheimer's disease or
dementia, crisis intervention training, and mental health experience. When awarding grants,
the office shall give priority to law enforcement agencies with less than 45 peace officers.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall submit a written report describing and evaluating the grant
program to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and
senate committees with jurisdiction over public safety by January 1, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Criminal alert network. new text end

new text begin $100,000 is for the criminal alert network to increase
membership and create additional alert categories, including at a minimum a dementia and
Alzheimer's disease specific category.
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