language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 579-S.F.No. 1873 An act relating to crime; providing victims of delinquent acts the right to request notice of release of juvenile offenders from juvenile correctional facilities; providing notice to sexual assault victims when a juvenile offender is released from pretrial detention; requiring that victims be informed of their right to request the withholding of public law enforcement data that identifies them; clarifying the duty of court administrators to disburse restitution payments; making certain changes to the crime victims reparations act; authorizing the court to order intermediate sanctions as a condition of probation; defining intermediate sanctions; providing for payment of costs of extradition; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 609.135, subdivisions 1 and 6; 609.14; 611A.53, subdivision 2; 611A.57, subdivision 6; and 631.48; Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, sections 13.84, subdivision 5a; 260.161, subdivision 2; 611A.04, subdivision 2; 611A.06; 611A.52, subdivision 8; and 629.73; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 611A. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 13.84, subdivision 5a, is amended to read: Subd. 5a. [PUBLIC BENEFIT DATA.] (a) The responsible authority or its designee of a parole or probation authority or correctional agency may release private or confidential court services data related to: (1) criminal acts to any law enforcement agency, if necessary for law enforcement purposes; and (2) criminal acts or delinquent acts to the victims of criminal or delinquent acts to the extent that the data are necessary for the victim to assert the victim's legal right to restitution. In the case of delinquent acts, the data that may be released include only the juvenile's name, address, date of birth, and place of employment; the name and address of the juvenile's parents or guardians; and the factual part of police reports related to the investigation of the delinquent act. (b) The responsible authority or its designee of a juvenile correctional agency may release private or confidential court services data to a victim of a delinquent act to the extent the data are necessary to enable the victim to assert the victim's right to request notice of release under section 611A.06. The data that may be released include only the name, home address, and placement site of a juvenile who has been placed in a juvenile correctional facility as a result of a delinquent act. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 260.161, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. Except as provided in this subdivision and in subdivision 1, and except for legal records arising from proceedings that are public under section 260.155, subdivision 1, none of the records of the juvenile court and none of the records relating to an appeal from a nonpublic juvenile court proceeding, except the written appellate opinion, shall be open to public inspection or their contents disclosed except (a) by order of a court or (b) as required by sections 611A.03, 611A.04,
and611A.06, and 629.73. The records of juvenile probation officers and county home schools are records of the court for the purposes of this subdivision. Court services data relating to delinquent acts that are contained in records of the juvenile court may be released as allowed under section 13.84, subdivision 5a. This subdivision applies to all proceedings under this chapter, including appeals from orders of the juvenile court, except that this subdivision does not apply to proceedings under section 260.255, 260.261, or 260.315 when the proceeding involves an adult defendant. The court shall maintain the confidentiality of adoption files and records in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to adoptions. In juvenile court proceedings any report or social history furnished to the court shall be open to inspection by the attorneys of record and the guardian ad litem a reasonable time before it is used in connection with any proceeding before the court. When a judge of a juvenile court, or duly authorized agent of the court, determines under a proceeding under this chapter that a child has violated a state or local law, ordinance, or regulation pertaining to the operation of a motor vehicle on streets and highways, except parking violations, the judge or agent shall immediately report the violation to the commissioner of public safety. The report must be made on a form provided by the department of public safety and must contain the information required under section 169.95. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.135, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [TERMS AND CONDITIONS.] Except when a sentence of life imprisonment is required by law, or when a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment is required by section 609.11, any court may stay imposition or execution of sentence and (a) may order noninstitutionalintermediate sanctions without placing the defendant on probation, or (b) may place the defendant on probation with or without supervision and on the terms the court prescribes, including noninstitutionalintermediate sanctions when practicable. The court may order the supervision to be under the probation officer of the court, or, if there is none and the conviction is for a felony or gross misdemeanor, by the commissioner of corrections, or in any case by some other suitable and consenting person. No noninstitutionalintermediate sanction may be ordered performed at a location that fails to observe applicable requirements or standards of chapter 181A or 182, or any rule promulgated under them. For purposes of this subdivision, subdivision 6, and section 609.14, the term " noninstitutionalintermediate sanctions" includes but is not limited to incarceration in a local jail or workhouse, home detention, electronic monitoring, intensive probation, sentencing to service, reporting to a day reporting center, chemical dependency or mental health treatment or counseling, restitution, fines, day-fines, community work service, and work in lieu of or to work off fines. A court may not stay the revocation of the driver's license of a person convicted of violating the provisions of section 169.121. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.135, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [PREFERENCE FOR NONINSTITUTIONALINTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS.] A court staying imposition or execution of a sentence that does not include a term of incarceration as a condition of the stay shall order noninstitutionalother intermediate sanctions where practicable. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.14, is amended to read: 609.14 [REVOCATION OF STAY.] Subdivision 1. [GROUNDS.] When it appears that the defendant has violated any of the conditions of probation or noninstitutionalintermediate sanction, or has otherwise been guilty of misconduct which warrants the imposing or execution of sentence, the court may without notice revoke the stay thereof and probation and direct that the defendant be taken into immediate custody. Subd. 2. The defendant shall thereupon be notified in writing and in such manner as the court directs of the grounds alleged to exist for revocation of the stay of imposition or execution of sentence. If such grounds are brought in issue by the defendant, a summary hearing shall be held thereon at which the defendant is entitled to be heard and to be represented by counsel. Subd. 3. [SENTENCE.] If any of such grounds are found to exist the court may: (1) If imposition of sentence was previously stayed, again stay sentence or impose sentence and stay the execution thereof, and in either event place the defendant on probation or order noninstitutionalintermediate sanctions pursuant to section 609.135, or impose sentence and order execution thereof; or (2) If sentence was previously imposed and execution thereof stayed, continue such stay and place the defendant on probation or order noninstitutionalintermediate sanctions in accordance with the provisions of section 609.135, or order execution of the sentence previously imposed. Subd. 4. If none of such grounds are found to exist, the defendant shall be restored to liberty under the previous order of the court. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 631.48, is amended to read: 631.48 [PENALTY MAY INCLUDE COSTS OF PROSECUTION.] In a criminal action, upon conviction of the defendant, the court may order as part of the sentence that defendant shall pay the whole or any part of the disbursements of the prosecution, including disbursements made to extradite a defendant. The court may order this payment in addition to any other penalty authorized by law which it may impose. The payment of the disbursements of prosecution may be enforced in the same manner as the sentence, or by execution against property. When collected, the disbursements must be paid into the treasury of the county of conviction, but this payment may not interfere with the payment of officers', witnesses', or jurors' fees. Sec. 7. [611A.021] [NOTICE OF RIGHT TO REQUEST WITHHOLDING OF CERTAIN PUBLIC DATA.] A victim has a right under section 13.82, subdivision 10, clause (d), to request a law enforcement agency to withhold public access to data revealing the victim's identity. Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 611A.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [PROCEDURES.] The offender shall make restitution payments to the court administrator of the county, municipal, or district court of the county in which the restitution is to be paid. The court administrator shall disburse restitution in incremental payments and may not keep a restitution payment for longer than 30 days; except that the court administrator is not required to disburse a restitution payment that is under $10 unless the payment would fulfill the offender's restitution obligation. The court administrator shall keep records of the amount of restitution ordered in each case, any change made to the restitution order, and the amount of restitution actually paid by the offender. The court administrator shall forward the data collected to the state court administrator who shall compile the data and make it available to the supreme court and the legislature upon request. Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 611A.06, is amended to read: 611A.06 [RIGHT TO NOTICE OF RELEASE.] The commissioner of corrections or other custodial authority shall make a good faith effort to notify the victim that the offender is to be released from imprisonment or incarceration, including release on extended furlough and for work release ,; released from a juvenile correctional facility; or released from a facility in which the offender was confined due to incompetency, mental illness, or mental deficiency, or commitment under section 253B.18, prior to the release if the victim has mailed to the commissioner of corrections or to the head of the facility in which the offender is confined a written request for this notice. The notice given to a victim of a crime against a person must include the conditions governing the offender's release, and either the identity of the corrections agent who will be supervising the offender's release or a means to identify the court services agency that will be supervising the offender's release. The commissioner or other custodial authority complies with this section upon mailing the notice of impending release to the victim at the address which the victim has most recently provided to the commissioner or authority in writing. All identifying information regarding the victim, including the victim's request and the notice provided by the commissioner or custodial authority, is classified as private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, and is accessible only to the victim. As used in this section, "crime against the person" means a crime listed in section 611A.031. Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 611A.52, subdivision 8, is amended to read: Subd. 8. [ECONOMIC LOSS.] "Economic loss" means actual economic detriment incurred as a direct result of injury or death. (a) In the case of injury the term is limited to: (1) reasonable expenses incurred for necessary medical, chiropractic, hospital, rehabilitative, and dental products, services, or accommodations, including ambulance services, drugs, appliances, and prosthetic devices; (2) reasonable expenses associated with recreational therapy where a claimant has suffered amputation of a limb; (3) reasonable expenses incurred for psychological or psychiatric products, services, or accommodations where the nature of the injury or the circumstances of the crime are such that the treatment is necessary to the rehabilitation of the victim, subject to the following limitations: (i) if treatment is likely to continue longer than six months after the date the claim is filed and the cost of the additional treatment will exceed $1,500, or if the total cost of treatment in any case will exceed $4,000, the provider shall first submit to the board a plan which includes the measurable treatment goals, the estimated cost of the treatment, and the estimated date of completion of the treatment. Claims submitted for treatment that was provided more than 30 days after the estimated date of completion may be paid only after advance approval by the board of an extension of treatment; and (ii) the board may, in its discretion, elect to pay claims under this clause on a quarterly basis; (3)(4) loss of income greater than $50that the victim would have earned had the victim not been injured; (4)(5) reasonable expenses incurred for substitute child care or household services to replace those the victim would have performed had the victim not been injured. As used in this clause, "child care services" means services provided by facilities licensed under and in compliance with either Minnesota Rules, parts 9502.0315 to 9502.0445, or 9545.0510 to 9545.0670, or exempted from licensing requirements pursuant to section 245A.03. Licensed facilities must be paid at a rate not to exceed their standard rate of payment. Facilities exempted from licensing requirements must be paid at a rate not to exceed $3 an hour per child for daytime child care or $4 an hour per child for evening child care; and (5)(6) reasonable expenses actually incurred to return a child who was a victim of a crime under section 609.25 or 609.26 to the child's parents or lawful custodian. These expenses are limited to transportation costs, meals, and lodging from the time the child was located until the child was returned home. (b) In the case of death the term is limited to: (1) reasonable expenses actually incurred for funeral, burial, or cremation, not to exceed an amount to be determined by the board on the first day of each fiscal year; (2) reasonable expenses for medical, chiropractic, hospital, rehabilitative, psychological and psychiatric services, products or accommodations which were incurred prior to the victim's death and for which the victim's survivors or estate are liable; (3) loss of support, including contributions of money, products or goods, but excluding services which the victim would have supplied to dependents if the victim had lived; and (4) reasonable expenses incurred for substitute child care and household services to replace those which the victim would have performed for the benefit of dependents if the victim had lived. Claims for loss of support for minor children made under clause (3) must be paid for three years or until the child reaches 18 years old, whichever is the shorter period. After three years, if the child is less than 18 years old a claim for loss of support may be resubmitted to the board, and the board shall evaluate the claim giving consideration to the child's financial need and to the availability of funds to the board. Claims for substitute child care services made under clause (4) must be limited to the actual care that the deceased victim would have provided to enable surviving family members to pursue economic, educational, and other activities other than recreational activities. Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 611A.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. No reparations shall be awarded to a claimant otherwise eligible if: (a) the crime was not reported to the police within five days of its occurrence or, if it could not reasonably have been reported within that period, within five days of the time when a report could reasonably have been made. A victim of criminal sexual conduct in the first, second, third, or fourth degree who does not report the crime within five days of its occurrence is deemed to have been unable to have reported it within that period; (b) the victim or claimant failed or refused to cooperate fully with the police and other law enforcement officials; (c) the victim or claimant was the offender or an accomplice of the offender or an award to the claimant would unjustly benefit the offender or an accomplice; (d) the victim or claimant was in the act of committing a crime at the time the injury occurred; (e) no claim was filed with the board within one year of victim's injury or death; except that (1) if the claimant was unable to file a claim within that period, then the claim can be made within one year of the time when a claim could have been filed; and (2) if the victim's injury or death was not reasonably discoverable within one year of the injury or death, then the claim can be made within one year of the time when the injury or death is reasonably discoverable. The following circumstances do not render a claimant unable to file a claim for the purposes of this clause: (1) lack of knowledge of the existence of the Minnesota crime victims reparations act, (2) the failure of a law enforcement agency to provide information or assistance to a potential claimant under section 611A.66, (3) the incompetency of the claimant if the claimant's affairs were being managed during that period by a guardian, guardian ad litem, conservator, authorized agent, or parent, or (4) the fact that the claimant is not of the age of majority; or (f) the claim is less than $100$50. The limitations contained in clauses (a) and (e) do not apply to victims of domestic child abuse as defined in section 260.015, subdivision 24. In those cases the one year limitation period commences running with the report of the crime to the police; provided that no claim as a result of loss due to domestic child abuse may be paid when the claimant is 1921 years of age or older at the time the claim is filed. Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 611A.57, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. Claims for reparations and supporting documents and reports are investigative data and subject to the provisions of section 13.39 until the claim is paid, denied, withdrawn, or abandoned. Following the payment, denial, withdrawal, or abandonment of a claim, the claim and supporting documents and reports are private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12; provided that the board may forward any reparations claim forms, supporting documents, and reports to local law enforcement authorities for purposes of implementing section 611A.67. Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 629.73, is amended to read: 629.73 [NOTICE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM REGARDING RELEASE OF ARRESTED OR DETAINED PERSON.] Subdivision 1. [ORAL NOTICE.] When a person arrested or a juvenile detained for criminal sexual conduct or attempted criminal sexual conduct is about to be released from pretrial detention, the agency having custody of the arrested or detained person or its designee shall make a reasonable and good faith effort before release to inform orally the victim or, if the victim is incapacitated, the same or next of kin, or if the victim is a minor, the victim's parent or guardian of the following matters: (1) the conditions of release, if any; (2) the time of release; (3) the time, date, and place of the next scheduled court appearance of the arrested or detained person and, where applicable, the victim's right to be present at the court appearance; and (4) the location and telephone number of the area sexual assault program as designated by the commissioner of corrections. Subd. 2. [WRITTEN NOTICE.] As soon as practicable after the arrested or detained person is released, the agency having custody of the arrested or detained person or its designee must personally deliver or mail to the alleged victim written notice of the information contained in subdivision 1, clauses (2) and (3). Sec. 14. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 10 to 12 are effective June 30, 1990. Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 5:37 p.m.
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