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SF 3592

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; authorizing the continuation of the domestic fatality
review team; amending Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 2, section 27,
subdivisions 1, as amended, 4; repealing Laws 2002, chapter 266, section 1,
as amended.

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

Section 1.

Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 2, section 27, subdivision 1, as amended by
Laws 2000, chapter 468, section 29, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginPilot project authorizeddeleted text endnew text begin Domestic fatality review teamnew text end; purpose.

The fourth judicial district may establish a domestic fatality review team deleted text beginas a 30-month
pilot project
deleted text end to review domestic violence deaths that have occurred in the district. The
team may review cases in which prosecution has been completed or the prosecutorial
authority has decided not to pursue the case. The purpose of the review team is to
assess domestic violence deaths in order to develop recommendations for policies and
protocols for community prevention and intervention initiatives to reduce and eliminate
the incidence of domestic violence and resulting fatalities.

Sec. 2.

Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 2, section 27, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Evaluation deleted text beginand reportdeleted text end.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The domestic fatality review team shall
develop a system for evaluating the effectiveness of its program and shall focus on
identifiable goals and outcomes. An evaluation must include data components as well as
input from individuals involved in the review process.

deleted text begin (b) The domestic fatality review team shall issue two annual reports to the legislature
during the pilot project; one on or before December 31, 2000, and one on or before
December 31, 2001. The reports must consist of the written aggregate recommendations
of the domestic fatality review team without reference to specific cases. The December
31, 2001, report must include recommendations for legislation. The reports must be
available upon request and distributed to the governor, attorney general, supreme court,
county board, and district court.
deleted text end

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2002, chapter 266, section 1, as amended by Laws 2004, chapter 290, section
38, and Laws 2006, chapter 260, article 5, section 53, is repealed.
new text end