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Minnesota Session Laws - 2005, Regular Session

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            CHAPTER 128-S.F.No. 2160 
                  An act relating to claims against the state; providing 
                  for settlement of various claims; increasing amount of 
                  allowable reimbursement for certain damage by inmates; 
                  appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, 
                  section 3.755. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.] 
           The following amounts are appropriated from the general 
        fund to the commissioner of corrections in fiscal year 2006 as 
        full and final payment of accrued medical bills under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 3.739, of claims against the state for 
        injuries suffered by and medical services provided to persons 
        injured while performing community service or 
        sentence-to-service work for correctional purposes or while 
        incarcerated in a correctional facility and for reimbursement to 
        a corrections officer for property damaged by an inmate: 
           (1) for claims already paid by the department, $4,938.44; 
           (2) for payment to James DeNoyer for permanent injuries 
        suffered while performing work at MCF-Lino Lakes, $8,000; 
           (3) for payment to Brian Dziubak for permanent injuries 
        suffered while performing work at MCF-Stillwater, $1,875; 
           (4) for payment of medical costs related to the injury 
        suffered by Donna Gregory while performing sentence-to-service 
        work in Martin County, $3,509; 
           (5) for payment of medical costs related to the injury 
        suffered by Brenden Larsen while performing sentence-to-service 
        work in Dakota County, to the extent those costs are not 
        reimbursed by insurance, $7,083.29; 
           (6) for payment of medical costs related to the injury 
        suffered by Diane Pierre while performing sentence-to-service 
        work in Beltrami County, $6,619.96; 
           (7) for payment to Stephen Schweiss for permanent injuries 
        suffered while performing sentence-to-service work in Lyon 
        County, $3,750; and for payment of medical costs related to that 
        injury; $4,602.23; 
           (8) for payment of medical costs related to the injury 
        suffered by Merlin Volker while performing community work 
        service in Itasca County, $4,343.10; and 
           (9) for payment to David Gustafson as reimbursement for 
        property damaged by an inmate, $421.21. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.755, is amended 
        to read: 
           3.755 [DAMAGE BY ESCAPING INMATES.] 
           The Department of Corrections and the Department of Human 
        Services shall pay all claims involving property damage, not 
        covered by insurance, resulting from actions of escaping inmates 
        or runaway patients occurring while making their escape.  The 
        departments must verify the reasonableness of the amounts 
        claimed.  Upon the approval of the commissioner of human 
        services or the commissioner of corrections as to the 
        institutions under their respective control, the superintendent 
        or chief executive officer of an institution may pay out of the 
        current expense appropriation of the institution to an employee 
        of the institution the amount of any property damage sustained 
        by the employee, not in excess of $250 $500, because of action 
        of a patient or inmate of the institution. 
           Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 
           Signed by the governor June 3, 2005, 11:15 a.m.

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