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Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 459-S.F.No. 1365 An act relating to crimes; requiring prosecutor training in bias-motivated crimes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 8. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [8.34] [BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIME PROSECUTION TRAINING.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For the purposes of this section, "prosecuting attorney" means a political subdivision's elected or appointed county and city attorney and any of that attorney's assistants who have criminal prosecution responsibility for bias-motivated crimes. Subd. 2. [BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES COURSE.] By December 31, 1990, the attorney general's office in cooperation with the peace officers standards and training board, the Minnesota county attorneys association, and the department of human rights shall create a course of no less than six hours dealing with the prosecution of bias-motivated crimes. The course shall include training on the devastating impact of these crimes on society and on victims. The attorney general shall present this course at least once a year until December 31, 1993. Subd. 3. [RECORDS OF ATTENDANCE.] The head of every agency that employs prosecuting attorneys shall maintain records of the number of prosecuting attorneys who have attended the bias-motivated crimes prosecution course and the number of those who have not. The agency head shall report annually to the attorney general on these attendance and nonattendance figures. Presented to the governor April 12, 1990 Signed by the governor April 16, 1990, 4:24 p.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes