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HF 730

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/04/2021 03:07pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/04/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a grant program to reimburse law enforcement
agencies for the cost of hiring a public safety policy and training consultant;
appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginGRANT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY AND TRAINING
CONSULTANT COSTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The executive director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board shall issue
grants to law enforcement agencies to provide reimbursement for the expense of retaining
a board-approved public safety policy and training consultant.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Peace Officer Training and Standards Board shall identify a qualified public
safety policy and training consultant whose expenses would be eligible for reimbursement
under this section. At a minimum, the board must select a consultant who meets the following
criteria:
new text end

new text begin (1) at least 15 years of experience developing and implementing law enforcement policy
and developing and leading law enforcement training;
new text end

new text begin (2) proven experience in developing both local and statewide law enforcement policies
that incorporate current statutory and judicial standards, academic research, and best practices
in policing;
new text end

new text begin (3) proven experience in successfully assisting law enforcement agencies to implement
policing reforms; and
new text end

new text begin (4) proven experience in providing measurable value-added to clients for a competitive
fee.
new text end

new text begin (c) If there are insufficient funds to fully reimburse each eligible grant applicant, the
executive director shall provide a pro rata share of funds appropriated for this purpose to
each eligible law enforcement agency based on the number of peace officers employed by
the agency.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2021 and $....... in fiscal year 2022 are appropriated from the general
fund to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to fund the grant program established
in section 1.
new text end