language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to legislative enactments; correcting miscellaneous oversights, inconsistencies, ambiguities, unintended results, and technical errors;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 268.057, subdivision 7; Laws 2023, chapter 13, article 1, section 7; Laws 2023, chapter 33, section 18; Laws 2023, chapter 37, article 2, section 8, subdivision 2; article 6, section 14; Laws 2023, chapter 52, article 2, section 3, subdivision 8; article 6, section 10, subdivision 2; 2023 H.F. 1830, articles 2, section 16, if enacted; 7, section 10, if enacted; 2023 H.F. 2310, article 4, if enacted; 2023 H.F. No. 2497, article 1, if enacted.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) For purposes of a noncompliant driver's license or identification card, a secondary document under Minnesota Rules, part 7410.0400, subpart 3, or successor rules, includes:
(1) a second primary document listed under subdivision 10, paragraph (a);
(2) a notice of action on or proof of submission of a completed Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-589;
(3) a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-20;
(4) a Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status issued by the United States Department of State, Form DS-2019;
(5) a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival approval notice issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security;
(6) an employment authorization document issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-688, Form I-688A, Form I-688B, or Form I-766;
(7) a document issued by the deleted text beginSocial Security Administrationdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end with an individual taxpayer identification number;
(8) a Social Security card;
(9) a Supplemental Security Income award statement issued no more than 12 months before the application;
(10) an unexpired Selective Service card;
(11) military orders that are still in effect at the time of application;
(12) a Minnesota unemployment insurance benefit statement issued no more than 90 days before the application;
(13) a valid identification card for health benefits or an assistance or social services program;
(14) a Minnesota vehicle certificate of title issued no more than 12 months before the application;
(15) mortgage documents for the applicant's residence;
(16) a filed property deed or title for the applicant's residence;
(17) a Minnesota property tax statement for the current or prior calendar year, or a proposed Minnesota property tax notice for the current year, that shows the applicant's principal residential address both on the mailing portion and the portion stating what property is being taxed;
(18) a certified copy of a divorce decree or dissolution of marriage that specifies the applicant's name or name change, issued by a court; and
(19) any of the following documents issued by a foreign jurisdiction:
(i) a driver's license that is current or has been expired for five years or less;
(ii) a high school, college, or university student identification card with a certified transcript from the school;
(iii) an official high school, college, or university transcript that includes the applicant's date of birth and a photograph of the applicant at the age the record was issued;
(iv) a federal electoral card issued on or after January 1, 1991, that contains the applicant's photograph;
(v) a certified copy of the applicant's certificate of marriage; and
(vi) a certified copy of a court order or judgment from a court of competent jurisdiction that contains the applicant's name and date of birth.
(b) Submission of more than one secondary document is not required under this subdivision.
A workgroup is created to study how to expedite both the processing of applications for rental assistance and for emergency rental assistance and the distribution of rental assistance funds to landlords, in order to identify what processes, procedures, and technological or personnel resources would be necessary to enable the state or county agencies responsible for administering government rental assistance funds, including the family homelessness prevention and assistance program, the emergency assistance program, and emergency general assistance, to meet the following goals:
(1) within two weeks of receiving a completed application for rental assistance, make and issue a determination on the application; and
(2) within 30 days of receiving a completed application for rental assistance, issue payment on an approved rental application to the landlord.
The workgroup shall consist of the following:
(1) the commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency or a designee;
(2) the commissioner of the Department of Human Services or designee;
(3) a representative from the Minnesota Multi Housing Association;
(4) a representative from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid;
(5) a representative from HOME Line;
(6) a representative from the United Way;
(7) a representative from the Salvation Army;
(8) a representative from the Community Action Partnership;
(9) a representative from Community Mediation Minnesota;
(10) a representative from the Family Housing Fund;
(11) four county administrators of emergency rental assistance, including two county administrators who work for metropolitan counties, as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 4, and two county administrators who work for nonmetropolitan counties, with one member from each category appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one from each category appointed by the senate majority leader;
(12) one member from the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; and
(13) one member from the senate appointed by the senate majority leader.
(a) The Management Analysis Division of Minnesota Management and Budget shall facilitate the workgroup and convene the first meeting by deleted text beginJulydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end 15, 2023.
(b) The workgroup must meet at regular intervals as often as necessary to accomplish the goals enumerated under subdivision 1.
(c) Meetings of the workgroup are subject to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.
The workgroup shall consult with other individuals and organizations that have expertise and experience that may assist the workgroup in fulfilling its responsibilities, including entities engaging in additional external stakeholder input from those with lived experience and administrators of emergency assistance not named to the workgroup, including Minnesota's Tribal nations.
The workgroup shall submit a final report by February deleted text begin1deleted text endnew text beginnew text end, 2024, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over housing finance and policy. The report shall include draft legislation required to implement the proposed legislation.
deleted text beginThe workgroup expires upon submission of the final report in subdivision 5, or February 28, 2024, whichever is later.deleted text end
This section is effective the day following final enactment and expires deleted text beginMarch 1, 2024deleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
To be eligible for a grant under this section an organization must:
(1) be a nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that has been doing business in the state for at least ten years as demonstrated by registration or filing of organizational documents with the secretary of state;
(2) have its primary operations located in the state;
(3) be experiencing significant detrimental financial impact due to recent economic and social conditions, including but not limited to decreased operating revenue due to loss of rental income or increased operating expenses due to inflation in utility expenses, insurance, or other expenses;
(4) have supportive services options available for the individuals and families residing in new text beginnew text endthe rental housing it provides to low-income populations; and
(5) provide, as of December 31, 2022, housing units in the state that it owns or controls consisting of any of the following:
(i) at least 1,000 units of naturally occurring affordable housing. For purposes of this item, "naturally occurring affordable housing" means multiunit rental housing developments that have not received financing from the federal low-income housing tax credit program for which the majority of the units have agreements in place to be affordable to individuals or families with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, adjusted for family size, and that do not receive project- or other place-based rental subsidies from the federal government;
(ii) rental housing units, not including naturally occurring affordable housing, of which 50 percent of the total number of units are rented to individuals or families whose annual incomes, according to the most recent income certification as of December 31, 2022, are at or below 30 percent of the area median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, adjusted for family size; or
(iii) at least 250 units of permanent supportive housing, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.36, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
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Pupil units for each Minnesota resident pupil under the age of 21 or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), in average daily membership enrolled in the district of residence, in another district under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, or 124D.68; in a charter school under chapter 124E; or for whom the resident district pays tuition under section 123A.18, 123A.22, 123A.30, 123A.32, 123A.44, 123A.488, 123B.88, subdivision 4, 124D.04, 124D.05, 125A.03 to 125A.24, 125A.51, or 125A.65, shall be counted according to this subdivision.
(a) A prekindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved by the commissioner and has an individualized education program is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.0 with a minimum average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.0 pupil unit.
(b) A prekindergarten pupil who is assessed but determined not to be disabled is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment service to 825 times 1.0.
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deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A prekindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (a) or (b) and is enrolled in an approved voluntary prekindergarten program under section 124D.151 is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of instruction to 850 times 1.0, but not more than 0.6 pupil units.
deleted text begin(e)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A kindergarten pupil deleted text beginwho is not included in paragraph (c)deleted text end is counted as 1.0 pupil unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day kindergarten program available to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours requirement in section 120A.41, or is counted as .55 pupil unit, if the pupil is not enrolled in a free all-day, every day kindergarten program available to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school.
deleted text begin(f)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 6 is counted as 1.0 pupil unit.
deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.2 pupil units.
deleted text begin(h)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted as 1.2 pupil units.
deleted text begin(i) For fiscal years 2018 through 2023,deleted text endnew text beginnew text end A prekindergarten pupil who:
(1) is not included in paragraph (a), (b), or deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text beginnew text end;
(2) is enrolled in a school readiness plus program under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 9; and
(3) has one or more of the risk factors specified by the eligibility requirements for a school readiness plus program,
is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of instruction to 850 times 1.0, but not more than 0.6 pupil units. A pupil qualifying under this paragraph must be counted in the same manner as a voluntary prekindergarten student for all general education and other school funding formulas.
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Within 14 days after the implementation of a collective bargaining agreement, memorandum of understanding, or receipt of an new text beginnew text endarbitration award, the commissioner of management and budget must submit to the Legislative Coordinating Commission the following:
(1) a copy of the collective bargaining agreement showing changes from previous agreements and a copy of the executed agreement;
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(3) a comparison of biennial compensation costs under the current agreement to the projected biennial compensation costs under the new agreement, memorandum of understanding, new text beginnew text endinterestdeleted text begin, ordeleted text end arbitration award; and
(4) a comparison of biennial compensation costs under the current agreement to the projected biennial compensation costs for the following biennium under the new agreement, memorandum of understanding, new text beginnew text endinterestdeleted text begin, ordeleted text end arbitration award.
The prosecutor new text beginnew text endresponsible for the prosecution of an individual convicted of a crime may commence a proceeding to adjust the sentence of that individual at any time after the initial sentencing provided the prosecutor does not seek to increase the period of confinement or, if the individual is serving a stayed sentence, increase the period of supervision.
Unless amounts are otherwise appropriated for administrative costs, a state agency may retain up to five percent of the amount appropriated to the agency for grants enacted by the legislature and formula grants and up to ten percent for competitively awarded grants. This subdivision applies to appropriations made for new grant programs enacted new text beginnew text endafter the effective date of this subdivision. This subdivision does not apply to grants funded with an appropriation of proceeds from the sale of state general obligation bonds.
This section is effective July 1, 2023, and applies to grants issued on or after that date.
(a) If an employer makes an application for a credit adjustment of any amount paid under this chapter or section 116L.20 within four years of the date that the payment was due, in a manner and format prescribed by the commissioner, and the commissioner determines that the payment or any portion was erroneous, the commissioner must make an adjustment and issue a credit without interest. If a credit cannot be used, the commissioner must refund, without interest, the amount erroneously paid. The commissioner, on the commissioner's own motion, may make a credit adjustment or refund under this subdivision.
Any refund returned to the commissioner is considered unclaimed property under chapter 345.
(b) If a credit adjustment or refund is denied in whole or in part, a determination of denial must be sent to the employer by mail or electronic transmission. The determination of denial is final unless an employer files an appeal within deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text beginnew text end calendar days after sending. Proceedings on the appeal are conducted in accordance with section 268.105.
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(a) Any party, or the commissioner, may within deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text beginnew text end calendar days of the sending of the unemployment law judge's decision under subdivision 1a, file a request for reconsideration asking the judge to reconsider that decision.
(b) Upon a request for reconsideration having been filed, the chief unemployment law judge must send a notice, by mail or electronic transmission, to all parties that a request for reconsideration has been filed. The notice must inform the parties:
(1) that reconsideration is the procedure for the unemployment law judge to correct any factual or legal mistake in the decision, or to order an additional hearing when appropriate;
(2) of the opportunity to provide comment on the request for reconsideration, and the right under subdivision 5 to obtain a copy of any recorded testimony and exhibits offered or received into evidence at the hearing;
(3) that providing specific comments as to a perceived factual or legal mistake in the decision, or a perceived mistake in procedure during the hearing, will assist the unemployment law judge in deciding the request for reconsideration;
(4) of the right to obtain any comments and submissions provided by any other party regarding the request for reconsideration; and
(5) of the provisions of paragraph (c) regarding additional evidence.
This paragraph does not apply if paragraph (d) is applicable. Sending the notice does not mean the unemployment law judge has decided the request for reconsideration was timely filed.
(c) In deciding a request for reconsideration, the unemployment law judge must not consider any evidence that was not submitted at the hearing, except for purposes of determining whether to order an additional hearing.
The unemployment law judge must order an additional hearing if a party shows that evidence which was not submitted at the hearing:
(1) would likely change the outcome of the decision and there was good cause for not having previously submitted that evidence; or
(2) would show that the evidence that was submitted at the hearing was likely false and that the likely false evidence had an effect on the outcome of the decision.
"Good cause" for purposes of this paragraph is a reason that would have prevented a reasonable person acting with due diligence from submitting the evidence.
(d) If the party who filed the request for reconsideration failed to participate in the hearing, the unemployment law judge must issue an order setting aside the decision and ordering an additional hearing if the party who failed to participate had good cause for failing to do so. The party who failed to participate in the hearing must be informed of the requirement to show good cause for failing to participate. If the unemployment law judge determines that good cause for failure to participate has not been shown, the judge must state that in the decision issued under paragraph (f).
Submission of a written statement at the hearing does not constitute participation for purposes of this paragraph.
"Good cause" for purposes of this paragraph is a reason that would have prevented a reasonable person acting with due diligence from participating in the hearing.
(e) A request for reconsideration must be decided by the unemployment law judge who issued the decision under subdivision 1a unless that judge:
(1) is no longer employed by the department;
(2) is on an extended or indefinite leave; or
(3) has been removed from the proceedings by the chief unemployment law judge.
(f) If a request for reconsideration is timely filed, the unemployment law judge must issue:
(1) a decision affirming the findings of fact, reasons for decision, and decision issued under subdivision 1a;
(2) a decision modifying the findings of fact, reasons for decision, and decision under subdivision 1a; or
(3) an order setting aside the findings of fact, reasons for decision, and decision issued under subdivision 1a, and ordering an additional hearing.
The unemployment law judge must issue a decision dismissing the request for reconsideration as untimely if the judge decides the request for reconsideration was not filed within 45 calendar days after the sending of the decision under subdivision 1a.
The unemployment law judge must send to all parties, by mail or electronic transmission, the decision or order issued under this subdivision. A decision affirming or modifying the previously issued findings of fact, reasons for decision, and decision, or a decision dismissing the request for reconsideration as untimely, is the final decision on the matter and is binding on the parties unless judicial review is sought under subdivision 7.
Office of Justice Programs
|Appropriations by Fund|
|State Government Special Revenue||96,000||96,000|
(a) Domestic and Sexual Violence Housing
$1,500,000 each year is to establish a Domestic Violence Housing First grant program to provide resources for survivors of violence to access safe and stable housing and for staff to provide mobile advocacy and expertise in housing resources in their community and a Minnesota Domestic and Sexual Violence Transitional Housing program to develop and support medium to long term transitional housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence with supportive services. The base for this appropriation is $1,000,000 beginning in fiscal year 2026.
(b) Federal Victims of Crime Funding Gap
$11,000,000 each year is to fund services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other crimes. This is a onetime appropriation.
(c) Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls
$1,248,000 each year is to establish and maintain the Minnesota Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women and Girls.
(d) Increased Staffing
$667,000 the first year and $1,334,000 the second year are to increase staffing in the Office of Justice Programs for grant monitoring and compliance; provide training and technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees; conduct community outreach and engagement to improve the experiences and outcomes of applicants, grant recipients, and crime victims throughout Minnesota; expand the Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center; and increase staffing for the crime victim reimbursement program and the Crime Victim Justice Unit.
(e) Office of Restorative Practices
$500,000 each year is to establish and maintain the Office of Restorative Practices.
(f) Crossover and Dual-Status Youth Model Grants
$1,000,000 each year is to provide grants to local units of government to initiate or expand crossover youth practices model and dual-status youth programs that provide services for youth who are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, in accordance with the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice model. This is a onetime appropriation.
(g) Restorative Practices Initiatives Grants
$4,000,000 each year is for grants to establish and support restorative practices initiatives pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.95, subdivision 6. The base for this appropriation is $2,500,000 beginning in fiscal year 2026.
(h) Ramsey County Youth Treatment Homes Acquisition and Betterment
$5,000,000 the first year is for a grant to Ramsey County to establish, with input from community stakeholders, including impacted youth and families, up to seven intensive trauma-informed therapeutic treatment homes in Ramsey County that are licensed by the Department of Human Services, that are culturally specific, that are community-based, and that can be secured. These residential spaces must provide intensive treatment and intentional healing for youth as ordered by the court as part of the disposition of a case in juvenile court.
(i) Ramsey County Violence Prevention
$5,000,000 the first year is for a grant to Ramsey County to award grants to develop new and further enhance existing community-based organizational support through violence prevention and community wellness grants. Grantees must use the money to create family support groups and resources to support families during the time a young person is placed out of home following a juvenile delinquency adjudication and support the family through the period of postplacement reentry; create community-based respite options for conflict or crisis de-escalation to prevent incarceration or further systems involvement for families; or establish additional meaningful employment opportunities for systems-involved youth. This appropriation is available through June 30, 2027.
(j) Office for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives
$274,000 each year is for increased staff and operating costs of the Office for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Advisory Board, and the Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag reward advisory group.
(k) Youth Intervention Programs
$3,525,000 the first year and $3,526,000 the second year are for youth intervention programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.73. The base for this appropriation is $3,526,000 in fiscal year 2026 and $3,525,000 in fiscal year 2027.
(l) Community Crime Intervention and Prevention Grants
$750,000 each year is for community crime intervention and prevention program grants, authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.296. This is a onetime appropriation.
(m) Resources for Victims of Crime
$1,000,000 each year is for general crime victim grants to meet the needs of victims of crime not covered by domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse services. This is a onetime appropriation.
(n) Prosecutor Training
$100,000 each year is for a grant to the Minnesota County Attorneys Association to be used for prosecutorial and law enforcement training, including trial school training and train-the-trainer courses. All training funded with grant proceeds must contain blocks of instruction on racial disparities in the criminal justice system, collateral consequences to criminal convictions, and trauma-informed responses to victims. This is a onetime appropriation.
The Minnesota County Attorneys Association must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over public safety policy and finance on the training provided with grant proceeds, including a description of each training and the number of prosecutors and law enforcement officers who received training. The report is due by February 15, 2025. The report may include trainings scheduled to be completed after the date of submission with an estimate of expected participants.
(o) Minnesota Heals
$500,000 each year is for the Minnesota Heals grant program. This is a onetime appropriation.
(p) Sexual Assault Exam Costs
$3,967,000 the first year and $3,767,000 the second year are to reimburse qualified health care providers for the expenses associated with medical examinations administered to victims of criminal sexual conduct as required under Minnesota Statutes, section 609.35new text beginnew text end. The base for this appropriation is $3,771,000 in fiscal year 2026 and $3,776,000 in fiscal year 2027.
(q) First Responder Mental Health Curriculum
$75,000 each year is for a grant to the Adler graduate school. The grantee must use the grant to develop a curriculum for a 24-week certificate to train licensed therapists to understand the nuances, culture, and stressors of the work environments of first responders to allow those therapists to provide effective treatment to first responders in distress. The grantee must collaborate with first responders who are familiar with the psychological, cultural, and professional issues of their field to develop the curriculum and promote it upon completion.
The grantee may provide the program online.
The grantee must seek to recruit additional participants from outside the 11-county metropolitan area.
The grantee must create a resource directory to provide law enforcement agencies with names of counselors who complete the program and other resources to support law enforcement professionals with overall wellness. The grantee shall collaborate with the Department of Public Safety and law enforcement organizations to promote the directory. This is a onetime appropriation.
(r) Pathways to Policing
$400,000 each year is for reimbursement grants to state and local law enforcement agencies that operate pathway to policing programs. Applicants for reimbursement grants may receive up to 50 percent of the cost of compensating and training program participants. Reimbursement grants shall be proportionally allocated based on the number of grant applications approved by the commissioner. This is a onetime appropriation.
(s) Direct Assistance to Crime Victim Survivors
$5,000,000 each year is to provide grants for direct services and advocacy for victims of sexual assault, general crime, domestic violence, and child abuse. Funding must support the direct needs of organizations serving victims of crime by providing: direct client assistance to crime victims; competitive wages for direct service staff; hotel stays and other housing-related supports and services; culturally responsive programming; prevention programming, including domestic abuse transformation and restorative justice programming; and for other needs of organizations and crime victim survivors. Services funded must include services for victims of crime in underserved communities most impacted by violence and reflect the ethnic, racial, economic, cultural, and geographic diversity of the state. The office shall prioritize culturally specific programs, or organizations led and staffed by persons of color that primarily serve communities of color, when allocating funds.
(t) Racially Diverse Youth
$250,000 each year is for grants to organizations to address racial disparity of youth using shelter services in the Rochester and St. Cloud regional areas. Of this amount, $125,000 each year is to address this issue in the Rochester area and $125,000 each year is to address this issue in the St. Cloud area. A grant recipient shall establish and operate a pilot program connected to shelter services to engage in community intervention outreach, mobile case management, family reunification, aftercare, and follow up when family members are released from shelter services. A pilot program must specifically address the high number of racially diverse youth that enter shelters in the regions. This is a onetime appropriation.
(u) Violence Prevention Project Research Center
$500,000 each year is for a grant to the Violence Prevention Project Research Center, operating as a 501(c)(3) organization, for research focused on reducing violence in society that uses data and analysis to improve criminal justice-related policy and practice in Minnesota. Research must place an emphasis on issues related to deaths and injuries involving firearms. This is a onetime appropriation.
Beginning January 15, 2025, the Violence Prevention Project Research Center must submit an annual report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over public safety policy and finance on its work and findings. The report must include a description of the data reviewed, an analysis of that data, and recommendations to improve criminal justice-related policy and practice in Minnesota with specific recommendations to address deaths and injuries involving firearms.
(v) Report on Approaches to Address Illicit Drug Use in Minnesota
$118,000 each year is to enter into an agreement with Rise Research LLC for a study and set of reports on illicit drug use in Minnesota describing current responses to that use, reviewing alternative approaches utilized in other jurisdictions, and making policy and funding recommendations for a holistic and effective response to illicit drug use and the illicit drug trade. The agreement must establish a budget and schedule with clear deliverables. This appropriation is onetime.
The study must include a review of current policies, practices, and funding; identification of alternative approaches utilized effectively in other jurisdictions; and policy and funding recommendations for a response to illicit drug use and the illicit drug trade that reduces and, where possible, prevents harm and expands individual and community health, safety, and autonomy. Recommendations must consider impacts on public safety, racial equity, accessibility of health and ancillary supportive social services, and the intersections between drug policy and mental health, housing and homelessness, overdose and infectious disease, child welfare, and employment.
Rise Research may subcontract and coordinate with other organizations or individuals to conduct research, provide analysis, and prepare the reports required by this section.
Rise Research shall submit reports to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over public safety finance and policy, human services finance and policy, health finance and policy, and judiciary finance and policy. Rise Research shall submit an initial report by February 15, 2024, and a final report by March 1, 2025.
(w) Legal Representation for Children
$150,000 each year is for a grant to an organization that provides legal representation for children in need of protection or services and children in out-of-home placement. The grant is contingent upon a match in an equal amount from nonstate funds. The match may be in kind, including the value of volunteer attorney time, in cash, or a combination of the two. These appropriations are in addition to any other appropriations for the legal representation of children. This appropriation is onetime.
(x) Pretrial Release Study and Report
$250,000 each year are for a grant to the Minnesota Justice Research Center to study and report on pretrial release practices in Minnesota and other jurisdictions, including but not limited to the use of bail as a condition of pretrial release. This appropriation is onetime.
(y) Intensive Comprehensive Peace Officer Education and Training Program
$5,000,000 the first year is to implement the intensive comprehensive peace officer education and training program described in Minnesota Statutes, section 626.8516. This appropriation is available through June 30, 2027.
(z) Youth Services Office
$250,000 each year is to operate the Youth Services Office.
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Presented to the governor May 23, 2023
Signed by the governor May 26, 2023, 10:16 a.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes