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                            CHAPTER 134-S.F.No. 906 
                  An act relating to corrections; authorizing collection 
                  of treatment co-pays from offenders; banning obscene 
                  or pornographic material from persons civilly 
                  committed as sexual psychopathic personalities or 
                  sexually dangerous; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
                  section 241.272, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 246B.04. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 241.272, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT FEE.] The commissioner of 
        corrections may authorize sex offender treatment providers to 
        charge and collect treatment co-pays from all offenders in their 
        treatment program.  The amount of treatment co-pay assessed to 
        each offender is based upon a fee schedule approved by the 
        commissioner.  Fees collected under this authority are used by 
        the treatment provider to fund the cost of treatment. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 
        246B.04, is amended to read: 
           246B.04 [RULES; EVALUATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM RULES AND EVALUATION.] The 
        commissioner of human services shall adopt rules to govern the 
        operation, maintenance, and licensure of secure treatment 
        facilities operated by the Minnesota sex offender program or at 
        any other facility operated by the commissioner, for a person 
        committed as a sexual psychopathic personality or a sexually 
        dangerous person.  The commissioner shall establish an 
        evaluation process to measure outcomes and behavioral changes as 
        a result of treatment compared with incarceration without 
        treatment, to determine the value, if any, of treatment in 
        protecting the public. 
           Subd. 2.  [BAN ON OBSCENE MATERIAL OR PORNOGRAPHIC 
        WORK.] The commissioner shall prohibit persons civilly committed 
        as sexual psychopathic personalities or sexually dangerous 
        persons under sections 246.43 and 253B.185 from having or 
        receiving material that is obscene as defined under section 
        617.241, subdivision 1, material that depicts sexual conduct as 
        defined under section 617.241, subdivision 1, or pornographic 
        work as defined under section 617.246, subdivision 1, while 
        receiving services in any secure treatment facilities operated 
        by the Minnesota sex offender program or any other facilities 
        operated by the commissioner. 
           Presented to the governor February 13, 2004 
           Signed by the governor February 17, 2004, 4:05 p.m.