language to be deleted (2) new language
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.