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CHAPTER 111--S.F.No. 1436

An act

relating to human services; modifying provisions relating to the Minnesota sex offender program; creating additional oversight to the Minnesota sex offender program; creating a client grievance process; allowing access to the statewide supervision system; making changes to the vocational work program; requiring a report; imposing criminal penalties;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.04, by adding a subdivision; 16C.10, subdivision 5; 168.012, subdivision 1; 241.065, subdivision 2; 246B.01, by adding subdivisions; 246B.02; 246B.03; 246B.04, by adding a subdivision; 246B.05; 246B.06; 609.485, subdivisions 2, 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 246B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 13.04, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4a.

Data challenges for individuals in the Minnesota sex offender program.

Notwithstanding subdivision 4, challenges to the accuracy or completeness of data maintained by the Department of Human Services sex offender program about a client as defined in section 246B.01, subdivision 1a, must be submitted in writing to the data practices compliance official of the Department of Human Services. The data practices compliance official must respond to the challenge as provided in this section.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 16C.10, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Specific purchases.

The solicitation process described in this chapter is not required for acquisition of the following:

(1) merchandise for resale purchased under policies determined by the commissioner;

(2) farm and garden products which, as determined by the commissioner, may be purchased at the prevailing market price on the date of sale;

(3) goods and services from the Minnesota correctional facilities;

(4) goods and services from rehabilitation facilities and extended employment providers that are certified by the commissioner of employment and economic development, and day training and habilitation services licensed under sections 245B.01 to 245B.08;

(5) goods and services for use by a community-based facility operated by the commissioner of human services;

(6) goods purchased at auction or when submitting a sealed bid at auction provided that before authorizing such an action, the commissioner consult with the requesting agency to determine a fair and reasonable value for the goods considering factors including, but not limited to, costs associated with submitting a bid, travel, transportation, and storage. This fair and reasonable value must represent the limit of the state's bid; and

(7) utility services where no competition exists or where rates are fixed by law or ordinance.; and

(8) goods and services from Minnesota sex offender program facilities.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 168.012, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Vehicles exempt from tax, fees, or plate display.

(a) The following vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this chapter requiring payment of tax and registration fees, except as provided in subdivision 1c:

(1) vehicles owned and used solely in the transaction of official business by the federal government, the state, or any political subdivision;

(2) vehicles owned and used exclusively by educational institutions and used solely in the transportation of pupils to and from those institutions;

(3) vehicles used solely in driver education programs at nonpublic high schools;

(4) vehicles owned by nonprofit charities and used exclusively to transport disabled persons for charitable, religious, or educational purposes;

(5) vehicles owned by nonprofit charities and used exclusively for disaster response and related activities;

(6) vehicles owned by ambulance services licensed under section 144E.10, that are equipped and specifically intended for emergency response or providing ambulance services; and

(7) vehicles owned by a commercial driving school licensed under section 171.34, or an employee of a commercial driving school licensed under section 171.34, and the vehicle is used exclusively for driver education and training.

(b) Vehicles owned by the federal government, municipal fire apparatuses including fire-suppression support vehicles, police patrols, and ambulances, the general appearance of which is unmistakable, are not required to register or display number plates.

(c) Unmarked vehicles used in general police work, liquor investigations, or arson investigations, and passenger automobiles, pickup trucks, and buses owned or operated by the Department of Corrections, must be registered and must display appropriate license number plates, furnished by the registrar at cost. Original and renewal applications for these license plates authorized for use in general police work and for use by the Department of Corrections must be accompanied by a certification signed by the appropriate chief of police if issued to a police vehicle, the appropriate sheriff if issued to a sheriff's vehicle, the commissioner of corrections if issued to a Department of Corrections vehicle, or the appropriate officer in charge if issued to a vehicle of any other law enforcement agency. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicle will be used exclusively for a purpose authorized by this section.

(d) Unmarked vehicles used by the Departments of Revenue and Labor and Industry, fraud unit, in conducting seizures or criminal investigations must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates, furnished at cost by the registrar. Original and renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the commissioner of revenue or the commissioner of labor and industry. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the purposes authorized by this section.

(e) Unmarked vehicles used by the Division of Disease Prevention and Control of the Department of Health must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates. These plates must be furnished at cost by the registrar. Original and renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the commissioner of health. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the official duties of the Division of Disease Prevention and Control.

(f) Unmarked vehicles used by staff of the Gambling Control Board in gambling investigations and reviews must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates. These plates must be furnished at cost by the registrar. Original and renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the board chair. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the official duties of the Gambling Control Board.

(g) Unmarked vehicles used in general investigation, surveillance, supervision, and monitoring by the staff of the Department of Human Services Office of Special Investigations and the executive director of the Minnesota sex offender program must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates, furnished by the registrar at cost. Original and renewal applications for passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the commissioner of human services. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles must be used exclusively for the official duties of the Office of Special Investigations and the executive director of the Minnesota sex offender program.

(h) Each state hospital and institution for persons who are mentally ill and developmentally disabled may have one vehicle without the required identification on the sides of the vehicle. The vehicle must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates. These plates must be furnished at cost by the registrar. Original and renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the hospital administrator. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the official duties of the state hospital or institution.

(h) (i) Each county social service agency may have vehicles used for child and vulnerable adult protective services without the required identification on the sides of the vehicle. The vehicles must be registered and must display passenger vehicle classification license number plates. These plates must be furnished at cost by the registrar. Original and renewal applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a certification signed by the agency administrator. The certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the official duties of the social service agency.

(i) (j) All other motor vehicles must be registered and display tax-exempt number plates, furnished by the registrar at cost, except as provided in subdivision 1c. All vehicles required to display tax-exempt number plates must have the name of the state department or political subdivision, nonpublic high school operating a driver education program, licensed commercial driving school, or other qualifying organization or entity, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle. This identification must be in a color giving contrast with that of the part of the vehicle on which it is placed and must endure throughout the term of the registration. The identification must not be on a removable plate or placard and must be kept clean and visible at all times; except that a removable plate or placard may be utilized on vehicles leased or loaned to a political subdivision or to a nonpublic high school driver education program.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 241.065, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Establishment.

The Department of Corrections shall administer and maintain a computerized data system for the purpose of assisting criminal justice agencies in monitoring and enforcing the conditions of conditional release imposed on criminal offenders by a sentencing court or the commissioner of corrections. The adult data and juvenile data as defined in section 260B.171 in the statewide supervision system are private data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, but are accessible to criminal justice agencies as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 3a, to the Minnesota sex offender program as provided in section 246B.04, subdivision 3, to public defenders as provided in section 611.272, to all trial courts and appellate courts, and to criminal justice agencies in other states in the conduct of their official duties.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 1a.

Client.

"Client" means a person who is admitted to the Minnesota sex offender program or subject to a court hold order under section 253B.185 for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment, supervision, or other services provided by the Minnesota sex offender program.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 2a.

Community preparation services.

Community preparation services are specialized residential services or programs operated or administered by the Minnesota sex offender program outside of a secure treatment facility. Community preparation services are designed to assist clients in developing the appropriate skills and resources necessary for an eventual successful reintegration into a community. A client may be placed in community preparation services only upon an order of the judicial appeal panel under section 253B.19.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 2c.

Executive director.

"Executive director" means the person who is charged with overall responsibility for the operation of the Minnesota sex offender program, or the person's designee.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.02, is amended to read:

246B.02 ESTABLISHMENT OF MINNESOTA SEX OFFENDER PROGRAM.

The commissioner of human services shall establish and maintain a secure facility located in Moose Lake. The facility shall be operated by the Minnesota sex offender program. The program shall provide care and treatment in secure treatment facilities to persons on a court-hold order and residing in a secure treatment facility or program pending commitment or committed by the courts as sexual psychopathic personalities or sexually dangerous persons. The program shall provide specialized sex offender assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment, supervision, and other services to clients as defined in section 246B.01, subdivision 1a. Services may include specialized programs at secure treatment facilities as defined in section 253B.02, subdivision 18a, consultative services, aftercare services, community-based services and programs, transition services, or other services consistent with the mission of the Department of Human Services.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.03, is amended to read:

246B.03 LICENSURE, EVALUATION, AND GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION.

Subdivision 1.

Licensure.

The commissioner of human services shall apply to the commissioner of health to license the secure treatment facilities operated by the Minnesota sex offender program as supervised living facilities with applicable program licensing standards.

Subd. 2.

Minnesota sex offender program evaluation.

(a) The commissioner shall contract with national sex offender experts to evaluate the sex offender treatment program. The consultant group shall consist of four national experts, including:

(1) three experts who are licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical therapists, or other mental health treatment providers with established and recognized training and experience in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders; and

(2) one nontreatment professional with relevant training and experience regarding the oversight or licensing of sex offender treatment programs or other relevant mental health treatment programs.

(b) These experts shall, in consultation with the executive clinical director of the sex offender treatment program:

(1) review and identify relevant information and evidence-based best practices and methodologies for effectively assessing, diagnosing, and treating clients;

(2) on at least an annual basis, complete a site visit and comprehensive program evaluation that may include a review of program policies and procedures to determine the program's level of compliance, address specific areas of concern brought to the panel's attention by the executive clinical director or executive director, offer recommendations, and complete a written report of its findings to the executive director and clinical director; and

(3) in addition to the annual site visit and review, provide advice, input, and assistance as requested by the executive clinical director or executive director.

(c) The commissioner or commissioner's designee shall enter into contracts as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities under this subdivision.

Subd. 3.

Client grievance resolution process.

(a) The executive director shall establish a grievance policy and related procedures that address and attempt to resolve client concerns and complaints. The grievance resolution process must include procedures for assessing or investigating a client's concerns or complaints, for attempting to resolve issues informally, and for appealing for a review and determination by the executive director or designee.

(b) Any client who believes a right that is applicable to a client under section 144.651 has been violated may file a grievance under paragraph (a) and attempt to resolve the issue internally, or by a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints, or both. Complaints filed with the Office of Health Facility Complaints under this paragraph must be processed according to section 144.652.

Sec. 10.

[246B.035] ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIRED.

(a) The executive director of the Minnesota sex offender program shall submit electronically a performance report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over funding for the program by January 15 of each year beginning in 2010. The report must include the following:

(1) a description of the program, including the strategic mission, goals, objectives, and outcomes;

(2) the programwide per diem reported in a standard calculated method as outlined in the program policies and procedures;

(3) program annual statistics as outlined in the departmental policies and procedures; and

(4) the sex offender program evaluation report required under section 246B.03. The executive director shall submit a printed copy upon request.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.04, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 3.

Access to data.

The Minnesota sex offender program shall have access to private data contained in the statewide supervision system under section 241.065, as necessary for the administration and management of current Minnesota sex offender clients for the purposes of admissions, treatment, security, and supervision. The program shall develop a policy to allow individuals who conduct assessment, develop treatment plans, oversee security, or develop reintegration plans to have access to the data. The commissioner of corrections shall conduct periodic audits to determine whether the policy is being followed.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.05, is amended to read:

246B.05 MINNESOTA SEX OFFENDER PROGRAM; PRODUCTIVE DAY PROGRAM VOCATIONAL WORK PROGRAM OPTION.

Subdivision 1.

Employment Vocational work program option.

The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner of corrections, shall develop an employment option a vocational work program for persons committed admitted to a sexual psychopathic personality treatment center the Minnesota sex offender program. The vocation work program is an extension of therapeutic treatment in order for patients clients to contribute learn valuable work skills and work habits while contributing to their cost of care. The employment vocational work program may include work maintaining the center or work that is brought to the center by an outside source. The earnings generated from the vocational work program must be deposited into the account created in subdivision 2 and divided between the participating patient and the center, in an effort to reduce state costs.

Subd. 2.

Minnesota sex offender program; productive day program vocational work program account.

A productive day program vocational work program account is created in the state treasury. Money collected by the commissioner of human services for the program under this section must be deposited in this account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner for purposes of this section.

Subd. 3.

Money.

The commissioner has the authority to collect money resulting from the productive day program, and retain 50 percent to reimburse the state for the cost of administering the work program and for the purpose of reducing state costs associated with the Minnesota sex offender program and return 50 percent of the earnings to the patient vocational work program for reinvestment within the program.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 246B.06, is amended to read:

246B.06 ESTABLISHMENT OF MINNESOTA STATE INDUSTRIES VOCATIONAL WORK PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

(a) The commissioner of human services may establish, equip, maintain, and operate the Minnesota State Industries a vocational work program at any Minnesota sex offender program facility under this chapter. The commissioner may establish industrial and commercial vocational activities for sex offender treatment patients clients as the commissioner deems necessary and suitable to the profitable employment meaningful work skills training, educational training, and development of proper work habits of patients and extended treatment services for clients consistent with the requirements in section 246B.05. The industrial and commercial activities authorized by this section are designated Minnesota State Industries and must be for the primary purpose of sustaining and ensuring Minnesota State Industries' self-sufficiency, providing educational training, meaningful employment, and the teaching of proper work habits to the patients of the Minnesota sex offender program under this chapter, and not solely as competitive business ventures.

(b) The net profits from Minnesota State Industries the vocational work program must be used for the benefit of the patients clients as it relates to building education and self-sufficiency skills. Prior to the establishment of any industrial and commercial vocational activity, the commissioner of human services shall consult with stakeholders including representatives of business, industry, organized labor, the commissioner of education, the state Apprenticeship Council, the commissioner of labor and industry, the commissioner of employment and economic development, the commissioner of administration, and other stakeholders the commissioner deems qualified. The purpose of the stakeholder consultation is to determine the quantity and nature of the goods, wares, merchandise, and services to be made or provided, and the types of processes to be used in their manufacture, processing, repair, and production consistent with the greatest opportunity for the reform and educational training of the patients clients, and with the best interests of the state, business, industry, and labor.

(c) The commissioner of human services shall, at all times in the conduct of any industrial or commercial vocational activity authorized by this section, utilize patient client labor to the greatest extent feasible, provided that the commissioner may employ all administrative, supervisory, and other skilled workers necessary to the proper instruction of the patients clients and the profitable and efficient operation of the industrial and commercial vocational activities authorized by this section.

(d) The commissioner of human services may authorize the director of any Minnesota sex offender treatment facility under the commissioner's control to accept work projects from outside sources for processing, fabrication, or repair, provided that preference is given to the performance of work projects for state departments and agencies.

Subd. 2.

Revolving fund.

As described in section 246B.05, subdivision 2, there is established a Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund under the control of the commissioner of human services. The revolving fund must be used for Minnesota State Industries the vocational work program authorized under this section, including, but not limited to, the purchase of equipment and raw materials, the payment of salaries and wages, and other necessary expenses as determined by the commissioner of human services. The purchase of services, materials, and commodities used in and held for resale are not subject to the competitive bidding procedures of section 16C.06, but are subject to all other provisions of chapters 16B and 16C. When practical, purchases must be made from small targeted group businesses designated under section 16C.16. Additionally, the expenses of patient client educational training and self-sufficiency skills may be financed from the revolving fund in an amount to be determined by the commissioner or designee. The proceeds and income from all Minnesota State Industries vocational work program activities conducted at the Minnesota sex offender treatment facilities must be deposited in the revolving fund subject to disbursement under subdivision 3. The commissioner of human services may request that money in the fund be invested pursuant to section 11A.25. Proceeds from the investment not currently needed must be accounted for separately and credited to the revolving fund.

Subd. 3.

Disbursement from fund.

The Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund must be deposited in the state treasury and paid out only on proper vouchers as authorized and approved by the commissioner of human services, and in the same manner and under the same restrictions as are now provided by law for the disbursement of funds by the commissioner. An amount deposited in the state treasury equal to six months of net operating cash as determined by the prior 12 months of revenue and cash flow statements must be restricted for use only by Minnesota State Industries the vocational work program as described under subdivision 2. For purposes of this subdivision, "net operating cash" means net income, minus sales, plus cost of goods sold. Cost of goods sold include all direct costs of industry products attributable to the goods' production.

Subd. 4.

Revolving fund; borrowing.

The commissioner of human services is authorized to borrow sums of money as the commissioner deems necessary to meet current demands on the Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund. The sums borrowed must not exceed, in any calendar year, six months of net operating cash as determined by the previous 12 months of the industries' vocational program's revenue and cash flow statements. If the commissioner of human services determines that borrowing of funds is necessary, the commissioner of human services shall certify this need to the commissioner of finance. Funds may be borrowed from general fund appropriations to the Minnesota sex offender program with the authorization of the commissioner of finance. Upon authorization of the commissioner of finance, the transfer must be made and credited to the Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund. The sum transferred to the Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund must be repaid by the commissioner of human services from the revolving fund to the fund from which it was transferred in a time period specified by the commissioner of finance, but by no later than the end of the biennium, as defined in section 16A.011, in which the loan is made. When any transfer is made to the Minnesota State Industries vocational work program revolving fund, the commissioner of finance shall notify the commissioner of human services of the amount transferred to the fund and the date the transfer is to be repaid.

Subd. 5.

Federal grant fund transfers.

Grants received by the commissioner of human services from the federal government for any vocational training program or for administration by the commissioner of human services must (1) be credited to a federal grant fund and then (2) be transferred from the federal grant fund to the credit of the commissioner of human services in the appropriate account upon certification by the commissioner of human services that the amounts requested to be transferred have been earned or are required for the purposes of this section. Funds received by the federal grant fund need not be budgeted as such, provided transfers from the fund are budgeted for allotment purposes in the appropriate appropriation.

Subd. 6.

Wages.

Notwithstanding section 177.24 or any other law to the contrary, wages paid to patients working within this program are at the discretion of the commissioner of human services the commissioner of human services has the discretion to set the pay rate for clients participating in the vocational work program. The commissioner has the authority to retain up to 50 percent of any payments made to a client participating in the vocational work program for the purpose of reducing state costs associated with operating the Minnesota sex offender program.

Subd. 7.

Status of clients.

Clients participating in the vocational work program are not employees of the Minnesota sex offender program, the Department of Human Services, or the state, and are not subject to fair labor standards under sections 177.21 to 177.35; workers compensation under sections 176.011 to 176.862; the Minnesota Human Rights Act under sections 363A.001 to 363A.41; laws governing state employees under chapter 43A; labor relations under chapter 179A; or the successors to any of these sections and any other laws pertaining to employees and employment.

Subd. 8.

Claims.

Claims and demands arising out of injury to or death of a client while that client is participating in the vocational work program or performing a work assignment maintaining the facility must be presented to, heard, and determined exclusively by the legislature as provided in section 3.738.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.485, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Acts prohibited.

Whoever does any of the following may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 4:

(1) escapes while held pursuant to a lawful arrest, in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, or while held in lawful custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act;

(2) transfers to another, who is in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, or introduces into an institution in which the latter is confined, anything usable in making such escape, with intent that it shall be so used;

(3) having another in lawful custody on a charge or conviction of a crime, intentionally permits the other to escape;

(4) escapes while in a facility designated under section 253B.18, subdivision 1, pursuant to a court commitment order after a finding of not guilty by reason of mental illness or mental deficiency of a crime against the person, as defined in section 253B.02, subdivision 4a. Notwithstanding section 609.17, no person may be charged with or convicted of an attempt to commit a violation of this clause;

(5) escapes while in or under the supervision of a facility designated under section 253B.18, subdivision 1, pursuant to a court hold or commitment order under section 253B.185 or Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 526.10; or

(6) escapes while on pass status or provisional discharge according to section 253B.18.; or

(7) escapes while a client of the Minnesota sex offender program as defined in section 246B.01, subdivision 1a, or subject to a court hold order under section 253B.185.

For purposes of clause clauses (1) and (7), "escapes while held in lawful custody" or "escapes while a client of the Minnesota sex offender program" includes absconding from electronic monitoring or absconding after removing an electronic monitoring device from the person's body.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective August 1, 2009, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 609.485, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Sentence.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 3a, whoever violates this section may be sentenced as follows:

(1) if the person who escapes is in lawful custody for a felony, to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both;

(2) if the person who escapes is in lawful custody after a finding of not guilty by reason of mental illness or mental deficiency of a crime against the person, as defined in section 253B.02, subdivision 4a, to imprisonment for not more than one year and one day or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both;

(3) if the person who escapes is in lawful custody for a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, or if the person who escapes is in lawful custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act, to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both;

(4) if the person who escapes is under civil commitment under section 253B.18, to imprisonment for not more than one year and one day or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both; or

(5) if the person who escapes is under a court hold, civil commitment, or supervision under section 253B.185 or Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 526.10, to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

(b) If the escape was a violation of subdivision 2, clause (1), (2), or (3), and was effected by violence or threat of violence against a person, the sentence may be increased to not more than twice those permitted in paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (3).

(c) Unless a concurrent term is specified by the court, a sentence under this section shall be consecutive to any sentence previously imposed or which may be imposed for any crime or offense for which the person was in custody when the person escaped.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), if a person who was committed to the commissioner of corrections under section 260B.198 escapes from the custody of the commissioner while 18 years of age, the person's sentence under this section shall commence on the person's 19th birthday or on the person's date of discharge by the commissioner of corrections, whichever occurs first. However, if the person described in this clause is convicted under this section after becoming 19 years old and after having been discharged by the commissioner, the person's sentence shall commence upon imposition by the sentencing court.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), if a person who is in lawful custody on an allegation or adjudication of a delinquent act while 18 years of age escapes from a local juvenile correctional facility, the person's sentence under this section begins on the person's 19th birthday or on the person's date of discharge from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, whichever occurs first. However, if the person described in this paragraph is convicted after becoming 19 years old and after discharge from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, the person's sentence begins upon imposition by the sentencing court.

(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), any person who escapes or absconds from electronic monitoring or removes an electric monitoring device from the person's body is guilty of a crime and shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to a payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. A person in lawful custody for a violation of section 609.185, 609.19, 609.195, 609.20, 609.205, 609.21, 609.221, 609.222, 609.223, 609.2231, 609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345, or 609.3451, or civil commitment under section 253B.185, and who escapes or absconds from electronic monitoring or removes an electronic monitoring device while under sentence may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to a payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective August 1, 2009, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Presented to the governor May 16, 2009

Signed by the governor May 20, 2009, 2:12 p.m.