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                            CHAPTER 216-S.F.No. 2221 
                  An act relating to the operation of state government; 
                  crime prevention and judiciary finance; appropriating 
                  money for the judicial branch, public safety, public 
                  defense, crime victims, corrections, human rights, and 
                  related purposes; establishing and expanding grant 
                  programs, task forces, and pilot projects; requiring 
                  reports and studies; increasing the number of judges; 
                  transferring, modifying, and expanding responsibility 
                  for various governmental responsibilities; providing 
                  procedures for integrated criminal justice information 
                  systems; adopting various provisions relating to 
                  corrections; expanding the categories of offenders 
                  that must provide a biological specimen for DNA 
                  testing; expanding postconviction relief for certain 
                  offenders; establishing the Rush city correctional 
                  facility; authorizing a lease-purchase agreement for a 
                  northern satellite laboratory facility and additional 
                  work related to a new facility in St. Paul for the 
                  bureau of criminal apprehension; imposing, clarifying, 
                  and expanding certain criminal and civil provisions 
                  and penalties; closing a work program for nonviolent 
                  offenders; making certain changes related to sex 
                  offenders; expanding the housing and court calendar 
                  program; creating a program to license qualified court 
                  interpreters; increasing the state's fiscal 
                  responsibility for certain persons prior to civil 
                  commitment; establishing requirements relating to 
                  out-of-home placements of juveniles; providing for 
                  state funding of certain programs and personnel; 
                  providing for state funding of court administration 
                  costs in specified judicial districts; establishing 
                  collective bargaining provisions for court employees 
                  and public defenders; extending the sunset date for a 
                  juvenile records provision; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1998, sections 2.722, subdivision 1; 16B.35, 
                  by adding a subdivision; 43A.02, subdivision 25; 
                  43A.24, subdivision 2; 119A.26; 119A.28, subdivisions 
                  2 and 3; 119A.29, subdivision 1; 119A.31, subdivision 
                  3; 119A.32; 119A.33; 119A.34, subdivisions 3 and 4; 
                  168A.40, subdivision 2; 179A.03, subdivisions 7, 14, 
                  15, and by adding a subdivision; 179A.06, subdivision 
                  2; 179A.10, subdivision 4; 179A.12, subdivision 4; 
                  179A.22, subdivisions 2 and 3; 241.016; 241.0221, 
                  subdivision 4; 241.275, subdivisions 1 and 2; 242.192; 
                  243.50; 244.052, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 244.18, subdivision 3; 253B.185, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 253B.23, subdivisions 1 and 8; 
                  256.01, subdivision 2; 256.486, subdivisions 1 and 2; 
                  257.69, subdivision 2; 260.151, subdivision 3; 
                  260.161, subdivision 1; 260.181, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 260.185, by adding a subdivision; 
                  260.251, subdivisions 2 and 5; 260.56; 299A.62, 
                  subdivision 1; 299A.64, subdivision 10; 299C.65, 
                  subdivisions 2, 5, and by adding subdivisions; 
                  340A.703; 346.56; 466.01, subdivision 6; 480.181, 
                  subdivision 1; 484.013, subdivisions 1 and 2; 484.64, 
                  subdivision 3; 484.65, subdivision 3; 485.018, 
                  subdivisions 2 and 6; 485.03; 485.27; 487.10, 
                  subdivision 4; 518.165, subdivision 3; 546.13; 546.44, 
                  subdivision 3; 563.01, subdivisions 2, 9, and 10; 
                  590.01, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 
                  609.035, subdivisions 1, 2, and by adding a 
                  subdivision; 609.102, by adding a subdivision; 
                  609.3461, subdivisions 1 and 2; 611.33, subdivision 3; 
                  611A.77; 626.843, subdivision 4; 626.845, subdivision 
                  1; 626.8462; 626.8463, subdivision 1; and 626.8465, 
                  subdivision 2; Laws 1997, chapter 85, article 3, 
                  section 53; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapters 179A; 241; 243; 260; 299A; 480; and 
                  626; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 
                  119A.04, subdivision 5; 241.275, subdivision 5; 
                  241.277; 256D.05, subdivisions 3 and 3a; 357.021, 
                  subdivision 2a; 563.01, subdivision 1; 609.113; 
                  626.5532, subdivision 2; and 626.8463, subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
                                   ARTICLE 1
                                 APPROPRIATIONS 
        Section 1.  [CRIMINAL JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
        available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
        figures "1999," "2000," and "2001," where used in this act, mean 
        that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
        available for the year ending June 30, 1999, June 30, 2000, or 
        June 30, 2001, respectively. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                        1999          2000          2001           TOTAL
        General   $ 2,074,000 $ 547,845,000 $ 582,487,000 $1,130,332,000
        Special Revenue           8,258,000     7,902,000     16,160,000
        Environmental                44,000        46,000         90,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue               7,000         7,000         14,000
        Trunk Highway             1,626,000     1,656,000      3,282,000
        TOTAL                 $ 557,780,000 $ 592,098,000 $1,149,878,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2000         2001 
        Sec. 2.  SUPREME COURT 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                       $ 26,359,000   $ 25,474,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Supreme Court Operations 
             4,506,000      4,549,000
        $5,000 the first year and $5,000 the 
        second year are for a contingent 
        account for expenses necessary for the 
        normal operation of the court for which 
        no other reimbursement is provided. 
        When purchasing furniture or fixtures, 
        the Supreme Court must consider 
        purchasing furniture or fixtures that 
        were made as part of an industrial and 
        commercial activity authorized by 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 241.27. 
        $55,000 the first year and $18,000 the 
        second year are for access to justice 
        initiatives. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for judicial branch 
        infrastructure. 
        $14,000 the first year is for the 
        judicial salary supplement. 
        Subd. 3.  Civil Legal Services
             6,484,000      6,484,000
        This appropriation is for legal 
        services to low-income clients and for 
        family farm legal assistance under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 480.242.  
        Any unencumbered balance remaining in 
        the first year does not cancel but is 
        available for the second year of the 
        biennium.  A qualified legal services 
        program, as defined in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 480.24, subdivision 
        3, may provide legal services to 
        persons eligible for family farm legal 
        assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 480.242.  
        Of this appropriation, $877,000 the 
        first year and $877,000 the second year 
        are to improve the access of low-income 
        clients to legal representation in 
        family law matters.  This appropriation 
        must be distributed under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 480.242, to the 
        qualified legal services programs 
        described in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 480.242, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (a).  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel and is available for 
        the second year of the biennium. 
        Subd. 4.  State Court Administration 
            13,498,000     12,595,000
        $1,500,000 the first year and 
        $1,500,000 the second year are to begin 
        development and implementation of the 
        infrastructure for a coordinated and 
        integrated statewide criminal and 
        juvenile justice information system; 
        and for implementation of the judicial 
        branch justice information network.  
        This appropriation must be included in 
        the budget base for the 2002-2003 
        biennium. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for a grant writer. 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for court document 
        translation costs. 
        $1,000,000 the first year is for 
        regional adult detention facility 
        construction planning grants under 
        article 2, section 22.  Of this amount, 
        $200,000 is for a grant to plan, 
        develop, and issue a request for 
        proposals for the construction and 
        operation of a regional adult detention 
        facility by a private vendor.  This is 
        a one-time appropriation. 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for the state's 
        share of the costs associated with the 
        precommitment detention of persons as 
        described in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 253B.185, subdivision 5.  This 
        is a one-time appropriation. 
        The appropriation in Laws 1998, chapter 
        367, article 1, section 2, subdivision 
        4, for the parental cooperation task 
        force is available until expended. 
        $75,000 each year is transferred from 
        the base amount to the Center for Crime 
        Victim Services to operate the 
        mediation programs for crime victims 
        and offenders under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 611A.77. 
        Subd. 5.  Law Library Operations
             1,871,000      1,846,000
        $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the 
        second year are for increased costs in 
        maintaining the library's publication 
        collection. 
        $50,000 the first year and $13,000 the 
        second year are for a law library MNET 
        connection. 
        Sec. 3.  COURT OF APPEALS              6,450,000      6,549,000
        Sec. 4.  DISTRICT COURTS              76,665,000     79,334,000
        $1,570,000 the first year and 
        $3,168,000 the second year are for 
        human resource enhancements, including 
        one trial court judge unit each in the 
        seventh, ninth, and tenth judicial 
        districts beginning July 1, 1999; two 
        trial court judge units in the first 
        judicial district and one trial court 
        judge unit in the tenth judicial 
        district beginning January 1, 2000; one 
        judge unit each in the seventh, ninth, 
        and tenth judicial districts beginning 
        on July 1, 2000, and one judge unit 
        each in the first and tenth judicial 
        districts and two judge units in the 
        fourth judicial district beginning 
        January 1, 2001.  Each judge unit 
        consists of a judge, law clerk, and 
        court reporter.  This appropriation 
        also is to fund six new law clerk 
        positions beginning on or after July 1, 
        1999.  
        $46,000 the first year and $48,000 the 
        second year are for one referee 
        conversion in the second judicial 
        district and one referee conversion in 
        the fourth judicial district. 
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for salary costs 
        related to the community court in the 
        fourth judicial district.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $110,000 the first year and $110,000 
        the second year are for the continued 
        funding of the community court in the 
        second judicial district.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        The second judicial district and fourth 
        judicial district shall each report 
        quarterly to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the legislative 
        committees and divisions with 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice 
        funding on: 
        (1) how money appropriated for this 
        initiative was spent; and 
        (2) the cooperation of other criminal 
        justice agencies and county units of 
        government in the community courts' 
        efforts. 
        The first report is due on October 1, 
        1999.  None of this appropriation may 
        be used for the purpose of complying 
        with these reporting requirements. 
        $200,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for the statewide 
        expansion of video technology in the 
        court system. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are for upgrading the 
        infrastructure of the judicial branch. 
        Sec. 5.  BOARD ON JUDICIAL  
        STANDARDS                                233,000        238,000
        Sec. 6.  TAX COURT                       660,000        671,000
        Sec. 7.  PUBLIC SAFETY
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                         44,595,000     41,848,000
                      Summary by Fund
                                2000          2001
        General              42,398,000    39,607,000
        Special Revenue         520,000       532,000 
        State Government 
        Special Revenue           7,000         7,000 
        Environmental            44,000        46,000 
        Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000 
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Emergency Management
                      Summary by Fund
        General               3,861,000     3,892,000
        Environmental            44,000        46,000
        $60,000 the first year and $60,000 the 
        second year are one-time appropriations 
        to provide the bomb disposal 
        reimbursements authorized by Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299C.063, subdivision 
        2.  
        The commissioner shall develop an 
        implementation plan under which the 
        division of emergency management makes 
        bomb disposal and domestic terrorism 
        response services available to 
        requesting local governments and 
        agencies on a statewide basis.  The 
        statewide plan shall identify and 
        establish a service delivery system 
        that is based on regional needs and 
        resources and through which the 
        necessary services are provided in an 
        efficient and cost-effective manner by 
        state agencies, local municipalities, 
        and private service providers.  The 
        commissioner shall submit the 
        implementation plan to the chairs and 
        ranking minority members of the senate 
        and house committees with jurisdiction 
        over criminal justice funding and 
        policy by January 15, 2001. 
        Subd. 3.  Criminal Apprehension 
                      Summary by Fund
        General              23,327,000    23,080,000
        Special Revenue         520,000       532,000
        State Government
        Special Revenue           7,000         7,000
        Trunk Highway         1,626,000     1,656,000
        $99,000 the first year and $99,000 the 
        second year from the Bureau of Criminal 
        Apprehension account in the special 
        revenue fund are for grants to local 
        officials for the cooperative 
        investigation of cross-jurisdictional 
        criminal activity.  Any unencumbered 
        balance remaining in the first year 
        does not cancel but is available for 
        the second year. 
        $421,000 the first year and $433,000 
        the second year from the Bureau of 
        Criminal Apprehension account in the 
        special revenue fund are for laboratory 
        activities. 
        $5,000,000 the first year and 
        $4,000,000 the second year are for the 
        statewide criminal and juvenile justice 
        data information system upgrade.  
        $210,000 the first year and $210,000 
        the second year are to be transferred 
        to the commissioner of corrections for 
        a statewide probation system component 
        of the criminal justice information 
        system.  This appropriation must be 
        included in the budget base for the 
        2002-2003 biennium. 
        $500,000 the first year and $55,000 the 
        second year are for a lab information 
        management system. 
        $344,000 the first year and $400,000 
        the second year are for laboratory 
        supplies and equipment.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $800,000 the second year is for 
        start-up costs, including employee 
        hiring and training, for the northern 
        BCA satellite laboratory facility in 
        the city of Bemidji, for which 
        predesign money was appropriated in 
        Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 13, 
        subdivision 11. 
        $15,000 the first year is for the 
        capitol security study described in 
        article 5, section 13.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $125,000 the second year is to expand 
        DNA testing of predatory offenders. 
        Subd. 4.  Fire Marshal 
             3,099,000      3,203,000
        $52,000 the second year is for a fire 
        code development and training 
        position.  The permanent complement of 
        the division is increased by one 
        position. 
        The state fire marshal shall purchase 
        and maintain equipment for use at fire 
        scenes to enhance its response in arson 
        investigations.  The costs related to 
        purchase and maintenance of this 
        equipment shall come out of the fire 
        marshal's base budget. 
        Subd. 5.  Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
             1,821,000      1,849,000
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for liquor law 
        compliance check grants under article 
        2, section 21.  By January 15, 2002, 
        the commissioner shall report to the 
        chairs and ranking minority members of 
        the senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice funding on the grants 
        awarded under this paragraph.  This is 
        a one-time appropriation. 
        Subd. 6.  Law Enforcement and Community Grants
            10,290,000      7,583,000 
        $1,000,000 the first year is for grants 
        to pay the costs of developing or 
        implementing a criminal justice 
        information integration plan as 
        described in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 299C.65, subdivision 6 or 7.  
        The commissioner shall make a minimum 
        of two grants from this appropriation. 
        This is a one-time appropriation. 
        The commissioner of public safety shall 
        consider using a portion of federal 
        Byrne grant funds for costs related to 
        developing or implementing a criminal 
        justice information system integration 
        plan as described in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299C.65, subdivision 
        6 or 7. 
        $400,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the city of Marshall to construct, 
        furnish, and equip a regional emergency 
        response training center.  The balance, 
        if any, does not cancel but is 
        available for the fiscal year ending 
        June 30, 2001. 
        $10,000 the first year is for the 
        commissioner of public safety to 
        reconvene the task force that developed 
        the statewide master plan for fire and 
        law enforcement training facilities 
        under Laws 1998, chapter 404, section 
        21, subdivision 3, for the purpose of 
        developing specific recommendations 
        concerning the siting, financing and 
        use of these training facilities.  The 
        commissioner's report shall include 
        detailed recommendations concerning the 
        following issues: 
        (1) the specific cities, counties, or 
        regions of the state where training 
        facilities should be located; 
        (2) the reasons why a training facility 
        should be sited in the recommended 
        location, including a description of 
        the public safety training needs in 
        that part of the state; 
        (3) the extent to which neighboring 
        cities and counties should be required 
        to collaborate in funding and operating 
        the recommended training facilities; 
        (4) an appropriate amount for a local 
        funding match (up to 50 percent) for 
        cities and counties using the training 
        facility to contribute in money or 
        other resources to build, expand, or 
        operate the facility; 
        (5) the feasibility of providing 
        training at one or more of the 
        recommended facilities for both law 
        enforcement and fire safety personnel; 
        (6) whether the regional or statewide 
        need for increased public safety 
        training resources can be met through 
        the expansion of existing training 
        facilities rather than the creation of 
        new facilities and, if so, which 
        facilities should be expanded; and 
        (7) any other issues the task force 
        deems relevant. 
        By January 15, 2000, the commissioner 
        shall submit the report to the chairs 
        and ranking minority members of the 
        house and senate committees and 
        divisions with jurisdiction over 
        capital investment issues and criminal 
        justice funding and policy. 
        $746,000 the first year and $766,000 
        the second year are for personnel and 
        administrative costs for the criminal 
        gang oversight council and strike force 
        described in Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 299A.64. 
        $1,171,000 the first year and 
        $2,412,000 are for the grants 
        authorized under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 299A.66, subdivisions 1 and 2.  
        Of this appropriation, $1,595,000 each 
        year shall be included in the 2002-2003 
        biennial base budget. 
        By January 15, 2000, the criminal gang 
        oversight council shall submit a report 
        to the chairs and ranking minority 
        members of the senate and house 
        committees and divisions with 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice 
        funding and policy describing the 
        following: 
        (1) the types of crimes on which the 
        oversight council and strike force have 
        primarily focused their investigative 
        efforts since their inception; 
        (2) a detailed accounting of how the 
        oversight council and strike force have 
        spent all funds and donations they have 
        received since their inception, 
        including donations of goods and 
        services; 
        (3) the extent to which the activities 
        of the oversight council and strike 
        force overlap or duplicate the 
        activities of the fugitive task force 
        or the activities of any federal, 
        state, or local task forces that 
        investigate interjurisdictional 
        criminal activity; and 
        (4) the long-term goals that the 
        criminal gang oversight council and 
        strike force hope to achieve. 
        The commissioner of public safety shall 
        consider using a portion of federal 
        Byrne grant funds for criminal gang 
        prevention and intervention activities 
        to (1) help gang members separate 
        themselves, or remain separated, from 
        gangs; and (2) prevent individuals from 
        becoming affiliated with gangs. 
        $50,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the Minnesota Safety Council to 
        continue the crosswalk safety awareness 
        campaign.  The Minnesota Safety Council 
        shall work with the department of 
        transportation to develop a long range 
        plan to continue the crosswalk safety 
        awareness campaign. 
        $500,000 the first year is for grants 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        299A.62, subdivision 1. These grants 
        shall be distributed as provided in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.62, 
        subdivision 2.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Up to $30,000 of the appropriation for 
        grants under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 299A.62, is for grants to 
        requesting local law enforcement 
        agencies to purchase dogs trained to 
        detect or locate controlled substances 
        by scent.  Grants are limited to one 
        dog per county. 
        $500,000 the first year is a one-time 
        appropriation for a grant to the Ramsey 
        county attorney's office to establish 
        and fund the domestic assault and child 
        abuse prosecution unit.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation.* (The preceding 
        text beginning "$500,000 the first 
        year" was vetoed by the governor.) 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for grants to the 
        northwest Hennepin human services 
        council to administer the northwest 
        community law enforcement project, to 
        be available until June 30, 2001.  This 
        is a one-time appropriation. 
        $30,000 the first year is to assist 
        volunteer ambulance services, licensed 
        under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144E, 
        in purchasing automatic external 
        defibrillators.  Ambulance services are 
        eligible for a grant under this 
        provision if they do not already 
        possess an automatic external 
        defibrillator and if they provide a 25 
        percent match in nonstate funds.  This 
        is a one-time appropriation. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for grants under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.31, 
        subdivision 1, clause (12), to 
        organizations that focus on 
        intervention and prevention of teenage 
        prostitution. 
        The commissioner of public safety shall 
        administer a program to distribute tire 
        deflators to local or state law 
        enforcement agencies selected by the 
        commissioner of public safety and to 
        distribute or otherwise make available 
        a computer-controlled driving simulator 
        to local or state law enforcement 
        agencies or POST-certified skills 
        programs selected by the commissioner 
        of public safety. 
        Before any decisions are made on which 
        law enforcement agencies will receive 
        tire deflators or the driving 
        simulator, a committee consisting of a 
        representative from the Minnesota 
        chiefs of police association, a 
        representative from the Minnesota 
        sheriffs association, a representative 
        from the state patrol, and a 
        representative from the Minnesota 
        police and peace officers association 
        shall evaluate the applications.  The 
        commissioner shall consult with the 
        committee concerning its evaluation and 
        recommendations on distribution 
        proposals prior to making a final 
        decision on distribution.  
        Law enforcement agencies that receive 
        tire deflators under this section 
        must:  (i) provide any necessary 
        training to their employees concerning 
        use of the tire deflators; (ii) compile 
        statistics on use of the tire deflators 
        and the results; (iii) provide a 
        one-to-one match in nonstate funds; and 
        (iv) report this information to the 
        commissioner as required. 
        Law enforcement agencies or 
        POST-certified skills programs that 
        receive a computer-controlled driving 
        simulator under this section must: 
        (1) provide necessary training to their 
        employees in emergency vehicle 
        operations and in the conduct of police 
        pursuits; 
        (2) provide a five-year plan for 
        maintaining the hardware necessary to 
        operate the driving simulator; 
        (3) provide a five-year plan to update 
        software necessary to operate the 
        driving simulator; 
        (4) provide a plan to make the driving 
        simulator available at a reasonable 
        cost and with reasonable availability 
        to other law enforcement agencies to 
        train their officers; and 
        (5) provide an estimate of the 
        availability of the driving simulator 
        for use by other law enforcement 
        agencies. 
        By January 15, 2001, the commissioner 
        shall report to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the house and 
        senate committees and divisions having 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice 
        matters on the tire deflators and the 
        driving simulator distributed under 
        this section. 
        $285,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the city of 
        Minneapolis to implement a coordinated 
        criminal justice system response to the 
        CODEFOR (Computer Optimized 
        Development-Focus on Results) law 
        enforcement strategy.  This 
        appropriation is available until 
        expended. 
        $795,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to Hennepin county to 
        implement a coordinated criminal 
        justice system response to the CODEFOR 
        (Computer Optimized Development-Focus 
        on Results) law enforcement strategy.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        expended. 
        $420,000 the first year is for a 
        one-time grant to the fourth judicial 
        district public defender's office to 
        accommodate the CODEFOR (Computer 
        Optimized Development-Focus on Results) 
        law enforcement strategy.  This 
        appropriation is available until 
        expended. 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for weed and seed 
        grants under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 299A.63.  Money not expended 
        the first year is available for grants 
        during the second year.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $200,000 each year is a one-time 
        appropriation for a grant to the center 
        for reducing rural violence to continue 
        the technical assistance and related 
        rural violence prevention services the 
        center offers to rural communities.  
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are to operate the 
        weekend camp program at Camp Ripley 
        described in Laws 1997, chapter 239, 
        article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, 
        as amended by Laws 1998, chapter 367, 
        article 10, section 13.  The powers and 
        duties of the department of corrections 
        with respect to the weekend program are 
        transferred to the department of public 
        safety under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 15.039.  The commissioner shall 
        attempt to expand the program to serve 
        500 juveniles per year within this 
        appropriation. 
        An additional $125,000 the first year 
        and $125,000 the second year are for 
        the weekend camp program at Camp Ripley.
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for Asian-American 
        juvenile crime intervention and 
        prevention grants under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 256.486.  The powers 
        and duties of the department of human 
        services, with respect to that program, 
        are transferred to the department of 
        public safety under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 15.039.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Sec. 8.  CRIME VICTIM
        SERVICES CENTER     
        Subdivision 1.  Total  
        Appropriation                         13,617,000     31,535,000
        Subd. 2.  Crime Victim 
        Reparations Board
             2,126,000      2,133,000
        $50,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
        second year are for computer system 
        enhancements.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  
        Subd. 3.  Crime Victims
        Assistance
            11,491,000     29,402,000
        The executive director of the center 
        and the commissioner of human services 
        shall, in consultation with affected 
        parties, report by October 15, 1999, to 
        the governor, the commissioner of 
        finance, and appropriate legislative 
        committee chairs, on a complete plan 
        and legislation necessary for 
        implementation of the transfer of 
        payments to battered women's shelters 
        from the department to the center 
        effective July 1, 2000.  The plan must 
        not exceed funding appropriated for 
        that purpose in fiscal year 2001 and 
        shall assume funding at that same level 
        for the following biennium. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for the crime victim 
        emergency fund. 
        $109,000 the second year is for the 
        administration of the battered women's 
        shelter per diem payments. 
        $37,000 the first year and $38,000 the 
        second year are for the pilot project 
        grant program to provide 
        neighborhood-based services to crime 
        victims and witnesses described in 
        article 2, section 23.  This 
        appropriation must be used by the grant 
        recipient to begin offering services in 
        new locations.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $103,000 the first year and $103,000 
        the second year are for grants under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 611A.32, to 
        an existing battered women's shelter in 
        the city of Bloomington. 
        $103,000 the first year and $103,000 
        the second year are for grants under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 611A.32, to 
        an American Indian battered women's 
        shelter in the city of Duluth. 
        $50,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to the Minnesota state colleges and 
        universities board to be used by the 
        center for applied research and policy 
        analysis at Metropolitan state 
        university to conduct a research 
        project to assess violence in the 
        Asian-Pacific communities and improve 
        data collection practices of mainstream 
        systems and institutions that work with 
        Asian-Pacific communities.  By March 1, 
        2000, the center shall report the 
        results of the study to the chairs and 
        ranking minority members of the senate 
        and house committees and divisions 
        having jurisdiction over criminal 
        justice policy and funding. 
        $143,000 the first year is for grants 
        to the family violence coordinating 
        council in the fourth judicial district 
        for the development of a plan and the 
        evaluation and report by the domestic 
        fatality review team under article 2, 
        section 27.  This appropriation is 
        available until expended. 
        $300,000 the first year and $300,000 
        the second year shall be used to award 
        a grant for the residential program for 
        women leaving prostitution described in 
        article 2, section 25.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $30,000 the first year and $30,000 the 
        second year are for grants to the city 
        of St. Paul to provide support services 
        to the surviving family members of 
        homicide, suicide, and accidental death 
        victims.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Sec. 9.  CRIME VICTIM 
        OMBUDSMAN                                404,000        389,000
        $20,000 the first year is for the crime 
        victims case management system. 
        Sec. 10.  BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE 
        AND PROTECTIVE AGENT SERVICES            135,000        140,000
        Sec. 11.  BOARD OF PEACE OFFICER 
        STANDARDS AND TRAINING                 
                      Summary by Fund
        Special Revenue Fund Total             4,339,000      4,362,000 
        General Fund Total                       300,000        300,000 
        This appropriation is from the peace 
        officer training account in the special 
        revenue fund.  Any receipts credited to 
        the peace officer training account in 
        the special revenue fund in the first 
        year in excess of $4,339,000 must be 
        transferred and credited to the general 
        fund.  Any receipts credited to the 
        peace officer training account in the 
        special revenue fund in the second year 
        in excess of $4,362,000 must be 
        transferred and credited to the general 
        fund. 
        $300,000 each year is appropriated from 
        the general fund for reimbursement to 
        local law enforcement agencies for the 
        cost of providing training in emergency 
        vehicle operations and police pursuit. 
        The board may transfer positions to 
        conduct the compliance reviews required 
        in Minnesota Statutes, section 626.8459.
        Sec. 12.  BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE 
        Subdivision 1.  Total       
        Appropriation                         44,272,000     47,617,000
        None of this appropriation shall be 
        used to pay for lawsuits against public 
        agencies or public officials to change 
        social or public policy.  
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        The state public defender may use money 
        appropriated as part of the office's 
        base budget to hire a personnel 
        director. 
        Subd. 2.  State Public      
        Defender 
             3,080,000      3,383,000
        $220,000 the second year is for salary 
        increases. 
        Subd. 3.  Administrative Services  
        Office  
             1,215,000      1,243,000
        $7,000 the second year is for salary 
        increases. 
        Subd. 4.  District Public   
        Defense  
            39,977,000     42,991,000 
        $2,214,000 the second year is for 
        salary increases. 
        $1,069,000 the first year and 
        $1,119,000 the second year are for 
        grants to the five existing public 
        defense corporations under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 611.216. 
        $300,000 the first year is for the 
        statewide connection project. 
        $50,000 the first year is for increased 
        public defender costs in the second 
        judicial district related to the 
        activities of the Ramsey county 
        attorney's domestic assault and child 
        abuse prosecution unit.  This 
        appropriation is available until June 
        30, 2001. 
        Sec. 13.  CORRECTIONS 
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                        325,897,000    343,753,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General             327,362,000   345,243,000
        Special Revenue       1,122,000     1,122,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Any unencumbered balances remaining in 
        the first year do not cancel but are 
        available for the second year of the 
        biennium. 
        Positions and administrative money may 
        be transferred within the department of 
        corrections as the commissioner 
        considers necessary, upon the advance 
        approval of the commissioner of finance.
        For the biennium ending June 30, 2001, 
        the commissioner of corrections may, 
        with the approval of the commissioner 
        of finance, transfer funds to or from 
        salaries. 
        During the biennium ending June 30, 
        2001, the commissioner may enter into 
        contracts with private corporations or 
        governmental units of the state of 
        Minnesota to house adult offenders 
        committed to the commissioner of 
        corrections.  Every effort shall be 
        made to house individuals committed to 
        the commissioner of corrections in 
        Minnesota correctional facilities. 
        If the commissioner deems it necessary 
        to reduce staff positions during the 
        biennium ending June 30, 2001, the 
        commissioner shall reduce at least the 
        same percentage of management and 
        supervisory personnel as line and 
        support personnel to ensure employee 
        safety, inmate safety, and facility 
        security.  By January 15, 2002, the 
        commissioner shall report to the chairs 
        and ranking minority members of the 
        senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice funding on whether it 
        was necessary to reduce staff 
        positions, and, if so, the percentage 
        of management and supervisory personnel 
        positions that were reduced compared 
        with the number of line and support 
        personnel positions reduced. 
        During the biennium ending June 30, 
        2001, if it is necessary to reduce 
        services or staffing within a 
        correctional facility, the commissioner 
        or the commissioner's designee shall 
        meet with affected exclusive 
        representatives.  The commissioner 
        shall make every reasonable effort to 
        retain correctional officer and prison 
        industry employees should reductions be 
        necessary. 
        During the biennium ending June 30, 
        2001, the commissioner shall consider 
        ways to reduce the per diem in adult 
        correctional facilities.  As part of 
        this consideration, the commissioner 
        shall consider reduction in management 
        and supervisory personnel levels in 
        addition to line staff levels within 
        adult correctional institutions, 
        provided this objective can be 
        accomplished without compromising 
        safety and security.  By January 15, 
        2002, the commissioner shall report to 
        the chairs and ranking minority members 
        of the senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice funding on what 
        methods were considered to reduce per 
        diems under this paragraph and what 
        changes, if any, were implemented to 
        achieve the reductions. 
        Subd. 2.  Correctional 
        Institutions  
                      Summary by Fund
        General Fund        207,086,000    222,346,000 
        Special Revenue Fund    865,000        785,000 
        $11,116,000 the first year and 
        $22,205,000 the second year are for 
        start-up and operating expenses of the 
        new custody level 4 correctional 
        facility at Rush City. 
        If the commissioner contracts with 
        other states, local units of 
        government, or the federal government 
        to rent beds in the Rush City 
        correctional facility under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 243.51, subdivision 
        1, to the extent possible, the 
        commissioner shall charge a per diem 
        under the contract that is equal to or 
        greater than the per diem cost of 
        housing Minnesota inmates in the 
        facility.  This per diem cost shall be 
        based on the assumption that the 
        facility is at or near capacity.  
        Notwithstanding any laws to the 
        contrary, the commissioner may use the 
        per diem monies to operate the state 
        correctional institutions. 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for asset 
        preservation and facility repair.  This 
        funding may be transferred between 
        programs, to the extent it is used for 
        the same purpose.  The commissioner may 
        use any other available funding for 
        this purpose, to the extent it is not 
        inconsistent with any other law. 
        $532,000 the first year and $866,000 
        the second year are for the expansion 
        of the mental health and infirmary unit 
        at the Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Oak Park Heights. 
        $15,000 the first year is for a grant 
        to a Rice county-based organization for 
        the purpose of purchasing and placing 
        cemetery monuments or memorial 
        monuments on graves of former Faribault 
        Regional Center residents who are 
        buried in any cemetery located on the 
        grounds of MCF-Faribault or other 
        nearby cemeteries in Rice county.  
        Monuments shall not be placed if the 
        family of the deceased resident objects 
        to the placement of the monument.  The 
        grant recipient must include family 
        members of deceased residents of the 
        regional center, members of local 
        service or charitable organizations, 
        members of the Faribault Chamber of 
        Commerce, and former employees of the 
        Faribault regional center. 
        Subd. 3.  Juvenile Services
            13,468,000     13,441,000 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are for asset 
        preservation and facility repair.  This 
        funding may be transferred between 
        programs, to the extent it is used for 
        the same purpose.  The commissioner may 
        use any other available funding for 
        this purpose, to the extent it is not 
        inconsistent with any other law. 
        $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
        the second year are to expand aftercare 
        and transition services to youth under 
        the care of the commissioner of 
        corrections. 
        $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
        the second year are for two academic 
        teacher positions at the Minnesota 
        Correctional Facility-Red Wing. 
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for increased 
        vocational education at the Minnesota 
        Correctional Facility-Red Wing. 
        $200,000 the first year is for 
        severance costs related to the closure 
        of the Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Sauk Centre. 
        Subd. 4.  Community Services 
                      Summary by Fund
        General              95,327,000    97,416,000
        Special Revenue          90,000        90,000
        All money received by the commissioner 
        of corrections pursuant to the domestic 
        abuse investigation fee under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 609.2244, is 
        available for use by the commissioner 
        and is appropriated annually to the 
        commissioner of corrections for costs 
        related to conducting the 
        investigations. 
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for increased 
        funding for intensive community 
        supervision. 
        $1,500,000 the first year and 
        $3,500,000 the second year are for a 
        statewide probation and supervised 
        release caseload and workload reduction 
        grant program.  Counties that deliver 
        correctional services through Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 244, and that qualify 
        for new probation officers under this 
        program shall receive full 
        reimbursement for the officers' 
        salaries and reimbursement for the 
        officers' benefits and support as set 
        forth in the probations standards task 
        force report, not to exceed $70,000 per 
        officer annually.  Positions funded by 
        this appropriation may not supplant 
        existing services.  Position control 
        numbers for these positions must be 
        annually reported to the commissioner 
        of corrections. 
        The commissioner shall distribute money 
        appropriated for state and county 
        probation officer caseload and workload 
        reduction, increased supervised release 
        and probation services, and county 
        probation officer reimbursement 
        according to the formula contained in 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 401.10.  
        These appropriations may not be used to 
        supplant existing state or county 
        probation officer positions or existing 
        correctional services or programs.  The 
        money appropriated under this provision 
        is intended to reduce state and county 
        probation officer caseload and workload 
        overcrowding and to increase 
        supervision of individuals sentenced to 
        probation at the county level.  This 
        increased supervision may be 
        accomplished through a variety of 
        methods, including, but not limited to: 
        (1) innovative technology services, 
        such as automated probation reporting 
        systems and electronic monitoring; 
        (2) prevention and diversion programs; 
        (3) intergovernmental cooperation 
        agreements between local governments 
        and appropriate community resources; 
        and 
        (4) traditional probation program 
        services. 
        By January 15, 2001, the commissioner 
        of corrections shall report to the 
        chairs and ranking minority members of 
        the senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice funding on the 
        outcomes achieved through the use of 
        state probation caseload reduction 
        appropriations made since 1995.  The 
        commissioner shall, to the extent 
        possible, include an analysis of the 
        ongoing results relating to the 
        measures described in the uniform 
        statewide probation outcome measures 
        workgroup's 1998 report to the 
        legislature. 
        $150,000 each year is for a grant to 
        the Dodge-Filmore-Olmsted community 
        corrections agency for a pilot project 
        to increase supervision of sex 
        offenders who are on probation, 
        intensive community supervision, 
        supervised release, or intensive 
        supervised release by means of caseload 
        reduction.  The grant shall be used to 
        reduce the number of offenders 
        supervised by officers with specialized 
        caseloads to an average of 35 
        offenders.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  The grant recipient 
        shall report by January 15, 2002, to 
        the House and Senate committees and 
        divisions with jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice policy and funding on 
        the outcomes of the pilot project. 
        $175,000 the first year and $175,000 
        the second year are for county 
        probation officer reimbursements. 
        $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for the emergency 
        housing initiative. 
        $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
        the second year are for probation and 
        supervised release services. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are for increased 
        funding of the sentencing to service 
        program and for a housing coordinator 
        for the institution work crews in the 
        sentencing to serve program. 
        $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the 
        second year are for sex offender 
        transition programming. 
        $250,000 each year is for increased bed 
        capacity for work release offenders. 
        $50,000 each year is for programming 
        for adult female offenders. 
        The following amounts are one-time 
        appropriations for the statewide 
        productive day initiative program 
        defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 
        241.275: 
        $472,000 to the Hennepin county 
        community corrections agency; 
        $472,000 to the Ramsey county community 
        corrections agency; 
        $590,000 to the Arrowhead regional 
        community corrections agency; 
        $425,000 to the Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted 
        community corrections agency; 
        $283,000 to the Anoka county community 
        corrections agency; and 
        $118,000 to the Tri-county (Polk, 
        Norman, and Red Lake) community 
        corrections agency. 
        $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        Dakota county for the community justice 
        zone pilot project described in article 
        2, section 24.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        $230,000 the first year is for grants 
        related to restorative justice 
        programs.  The commissioner may make 
        grants to fund new as well as existing 
        programs.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation.  
        The money appropriated for restorative 
        justice program grants under this 
        subdivision may be used to fund the use 
        of restorative justice in domestic 
        abuse cases, except in cases where the 
        restorative justice process that is 
        used includes a meeting at which the 
        offender and victim are both present at 
        the same time.  "Domestic abuse" has 
        the meaning given in Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 518B.01, subdivision 
        2. 
        $25,000 each year is for the juvenile 
        mentoring project.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Subd. 6.  Management Services  
                      Summary by Fund
        General Fund         11,481,000     12,040,000 
        Special Revenue Fund    167,000        247,000 
        $800,000 the first year and $1,200,000 
        the second year are for technology 
        improvements. 
        Sec. 14.  CORRECTIONS OMBUDSMAN          470,000        400,000
        If the reduction in the base level 
        funding causes a reduction in the 
        number of employees, then the 
        commissioner of corrections and 
        commissioner of public safety shall 
        make reasonable efforts to transfer the 
        affected employees to positions within 
        the department of corrections or 
        department of public safety. 
        Sec. 15.  SENTENCING GUIDELINES
        COMMISSION                               567,000        528,000 
        $100,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
        second year are for the sentencing 
        guidelines worksheet.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        Sec. 16.  HUMAN RIGHTS                 3,862,000      3,924,000
        Sec. 17.  UNIFORM LAWS COMMISSION         37,000         38,000 
        Sec. 18.  AUTOMOBILE THEFT PREVENTION 
        BOARD                                  2,277,000      1,886,000 
        This appropriation is from the 
        automobile theft prevention account in 
        the special revenue fund. 
        Of this appropriation, up to $400,000 
        the first year is transferred to the 
        commissioner of public safety for the 
        purchase and distribution of tire 
        deflators to local or state law 
        enforcement agencies and for the 
        purchase of a computer-controlled 
        driving simulator.  Any amount not 
        spent by the commissioner of public 
        safety for this purpose shall be 
        returned to the automobile theft 
        prevention account in the special 
        revenue fund and may be used for other 
        automobile theft prevention activities. 
        The automobile theft prevention board 
        may not spend any money it receives 
        from surcharges in the fiscal year 
        2000-2001 biennium, unless the 
        legislature approves the spending. 
        The executive director of the 
        automobile theft prevention board may 
        not sit on the automobile theft 
        prevention board. 
        Sec. 19.  ADMINISTRATION              3,554,000            -0-
        $3,386,000 is to complete design 
        documents and site preparation for the 
        new facility for the bureau of criminal 
        apprehension in St. Paul for which site 
        acquisition and preliminary design 
        money were appropriated in Laws 1998, 
        chapter 404, section 13, subdivision 
        11.  The commissioner may use a 
        design-build method of project 
        development and construction for this 
        project.  The commissioner may award a 
        design-build contract on the basis of 
        requests for proposals or requests for 
        qualifications without bids.  This is a 
        one-time appropriation. 
        $168,000 the first year is for the 
        maintenance of the former Minnesota 
        correctional facility-Sauk Centre.  
        This appropriation is available until 
        expended.  This is a one-time 
        appropriation. 
        Sec. 20.  ECONOMIC SECURITY              500,000        500,000
        $500,000 the first year and $500,000 
        the second year are for grants to 
        cities of the first class that 
        demonstrate a need for creating and 
        expanding curfew enforcement, truancy 
        prevention, and pretrial diversion 
        programs.  Programs funded under this 
        section must have clearly established 
        neighborhood, community, and family 
        outcome measures of success and must 
        report to the commissioner on the 
        achievement of these outcomes on or 
        before June 30, 2001. 
        Sec. 21.  DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION 
                          Fiscal Year 1999
        General               2,074,000 
        This appropriation for fiscal year 1999 
        is added to the appropriation in Laws 
        1997, chapter 239, article 1, section 
        7, subdivision 2, to provide matching 
        funds for federal emergency management 
        assistance funds received for natural 
        disaster assistance payments.  This 
        appropriation is available the day 
        following final enactment. 
        Sec. 22.  SUNSET OF 
        UNCODIFIED LANGUAGE                                            
        All uncodified language contained in 
        this article expires on June 30, 2001, 
        unless a different expiration date is 
        explicit. 
                                   ARTICLE 2
                  CRIME PREVENTION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANTS
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.26, is 
        amended to read: 
           119A.26 [OFFICE OF DRUG POLICY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [OFFICE; ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER.] The 
        office of drug policy and violence prevention is an office in 
        the department of children, families, and learning public 
        safety, headed by an assistant commissioner appointed by the 
        commissioner to serve in the unclassified service.  
        The assistant commissioner may appoint other employees.  
        The assistant commissioner shall coordinate the violence 
        prevention activities and the prevention and supply reduction 
        activities of state and local agencies and provide one 
        professional staff member to assist on a full-time basis the 
        work of the chemical abuse prevention resource council use the 
        resources of the office to conduct activities related to crime 
        prevention and enforcement as deemed necessary. 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] (a) The assistant commissioner shall: 
           (1) gather, develop, and make available throughout the 
        state information and educational materials on preventing and 
        reducing violence in the family and in the community, both 
        directly and by serving as a clearinghouse for information and 
        educational materials from schools, state and local agencies, 
        community service providers, and local organizations; 
           (2) foster collaboration among schools, state and local 
        agencies, community service providers, and local organizations 
        that assist in violence intervention or prevention; 
           (3) assist schools, state and local agencies, service 
        providers, and organizations, on request, with training and 
        other programs designed to educate individuals about violence 
        and reinforce values that contribute to ending violence; 
           (4) after consulting with all state agencies involved in 
        preventing or reducing violence within the family or community, 
        develop a statewide strategy for preventing and reducing 
        violence that encompasses the efforts of those agencies and 
        takes into account all money available for preventing or 
        reducing violence from any source; 
           (5) submit the strategy to the governor by January 15 of 
        each calendar year, along with a summary of activities occurring 
        during the previous year to prevent or reduce violence 
        experienced by children, young people, and their families; and 
           (6) assist appropriate professional and occupational 
        organizations, including organizations of law enforcement 
        officers, prosecutors, and educators, in developing and 
        operating informational and training programs to improve the 
        effectiveness of activities to prevent or reduce violence within 
        the family or community; and 
           (7) take other actions deemed necessary to reduce the 
        incidence of crime. 
           The commissioner also may, through this program, support 
        activities and strategies of the criminal gang council and 
        strike force as specified in sections 299A.64, 299A.65, and 
        299A.66. 
           (b) The assistant commissioner shall gather and make 
        available information on prevention and supply reduction 
        activities throughout the state, foster cooperation among 
        involved state and local agencies, and assist agencies and 
        public officials in training and other programs designed to 
        improve the effectiveness of prevention and supply reduction 
        activities. 
           (c) The assistant commissioner shall coordinate the 
        distribution of funds received by the state of Minnesota through 
        the federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act.  The assistant commissioner 
        shall recommend to the commissioner determine recipients of 
        grants under sections 119A.30 and 299A.33, after consultation 
        with the chemical abuse prevention resource council. 
           (d) The assistant commissioner shall: 
           (1) after consultation with all state agencies involved in 
        prevention or supply reduction activities, develop a state 
        chemical abuse and dependency strategy encompassing the efforts 
        of those agencies and taking into account all money available 
        for prevention and supply reduction activities, from any source; 
           (2) submit the strategy to the governor by January 15 of 
        each year, along with a summary of prevention and supply 
        reduction activities during the preceding calendar year; 
           (3) assist appropriate professional and occupational 
        organizations, including organizations of law enforcement 
        officers, prosecutors, and educators, in developing and 
        operating informational and training programs to improve the 
        effectiveness of prevention and supply reduction activities; 
           (4) provide information, including information on drug 
        trends, and assistance to state and local agencies, both 
        directly and by functioning as a clearinghouse for information 
        from other agencies; 
           (5) facilitate cooperation among drug program agencies; and 
           (6) in coordination with the chemical abuse prevention 
        resource council, review, approve, and coordinate the 
        administration of prevention, criminal justice, and treatment 
        grants. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.28, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.] In 
        furtherance of the general purpose specified in subdivision 1, 
        the council shall: 
           (1) assist state agencies in the coordination of drug 
        policies and programs and in the provision of services to other 
        units of government, communities, and citizens; 
           (2) promote among state agencies policies to achieve 
        uniformity in state and federal grant programs and to streamline 
        those programs; 
           (3) oversee comprehensive data collection and research and 
        evaluation of alcohol and drug program activities; 
           (4) seek the advice and counsel of appropriate interest 
        groups and advise the assistant commissioner of the office of 
        drug policy and violence prevention public safety; 
           (5) seek additional private funding for community-based 
        programs and research and evaluation; 
           (6) evaluate whether law enforcement narcotics task forces 
        should be reduced in number and increased in geographic size, 
        and whether new sources of funding are available for the task 
        forces; 
           (7) continue to promote clarity of roles among federal, 
        state, and local law enforcement activities; and 
           (8) establish criteria to evaluate law enforcement drug 
        programs. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.28, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GRANT PROGRAMS.] The council shall, in 
        coordination with the assistant commissioner of the office of 
        drug policy and violence prevention, review and approve state 
        agency plans regarding the use of federal funds for programs to 
        reduce chemical abuse or reduce the supply of controlled 
        substances.  The appropriate state agencies would have 
        responsibility for management of state and federal drug grant 
        programs. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.29, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; REQUIREMENTS.] The 
        commissioner of children, families, and learning public safety 
        may establish pilot projects at neighborhood centers serving 
        youths between the ages of 11 to 21.  The centers may offer 
        recreational activities, social services, meals, job skills and 
        career services, and provide referrals for youths to other 
        available services outside the centers.  The commissioner may 
        consult with other appropriate agencies and, to the extent 
        possible, use existing resources and staff in creating the 
        programs.  The commissioner shall ensure that the programs, if 
        offered, are adequately staffed by specially trained personnel 
        and outreach street workers.  Each center may integrate 
        community volunteers into the program's activities and services 
        and cooperate with local law enforcement agencies.  The centers 
        must be open during hours convenient to youths including 
        evenings, weekends, and extended summer hours.  However, there 
        may not be any conflicts with truancy laws.  Each center must 
        have a plan for evaluation designed to measure the program's 
        effectiveness in aiding youths. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.31, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The commissioner shall submit a written 
        report to the children's cabinet and chairs of the committees of 
        the senate and house of representatives with jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice policy and funding of crime prevention 
        programs, by February 1 each year, based on the information 
        provided by applicants under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.32, is 
        amended to read: 
           119A.32 [OTHER DUTIES.] 
           The assistant commissioner assigned to the office of drug 
        policy and violence prevention of public safety, in consultation 
        with the chemical abuse and violence prevention council, shall: 
           (1) provide information and assistance upon request to 
        school preassessment teams established under section 121A.26 and 
        school and community advisory teams established under section 
        121A.27; 
           (2) provide information and assistance upon request to the 
        state board of pharmacy with respect to the board's enforcement 
        of chapter 152; 
           (3) cooperate with and provide information and assistance 
        upon request to the alcohol and other drug abuse section in the 
        department of human services; 
           (4) assist in coordinating coordinate the policy of the 
        office with that of the narcotic enforcement unit in the bureau 
        of criminal apprehension; and 
           (5) coordinate the activities of the regional drug task 
        forces, provide assistance and information to them upon request, 
        and assist in the formation of task forces in areas of the state 
        in which no task force operates. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.33, is 
        amended to read: 
           119A.33 [COOPERATION OF OTHER AGENCIES.] 
           State agencies, and agencies and governing bodies of 
        political subdivisions, shall cooperate with the assistant 
        commissioner assigned to the office of drug policy commissioner 
        of public safety and shall provide any public information 
        requested by the assistant commissioner assigned to the office 
        of drug policy. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.34, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [GRANTS FOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.] The assistant 
        commissioner of the office of drug policy public safety may 
        award a grant to a county, multicounty organization, or city, as 
        described in subdivision 1, for establishing and operating a 
        multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team.  The assistant 
        commissioner may approve up to five applications for grants 
        under this subdivision.  The grant funds must be used to 
        establish a multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention team to 
        carry out the duties in subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.34, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER; ADMINISTRATION OF 
        GRANTS.] The assistant commissioner shall develop a process for 
        administering grants under subdivision 3.  The process must be 
        compatible with the community grant program under the Drug Free 
        Schools and Communities Act, Public Law Number 100-690.  The 
        process for administering the grants must include establishing 
        criteria the assistant commissioner shall apply in awarding 
        grants.  The assistant commissioner shall issue requests for 
        proposals for grants under subdivision 3.  The request must be 
        designed to obtain detailed information about the applicant and 
        other information the assistant commissioner considers necessary 
        to evaluate and select a grant recipient.  The applicant shall 
        submit a proposal for a grant on a form and in a manner 
        prescribed by the assistant commissioner.  The assistant 
        commissioner shall award grants under this section so that 50 
        percent of the funds appropriated for the grants go to the 
        metropolitan area comprised of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, 
        Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and 50 percent of the 
        funds go to the area outside the metropolitan area.  The process 
        for administering the grants must also include procedures for 
        monitoring the recipients' use of grant funds and reporting 
        requirements for grant recipients. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256.486, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GRANT PROGRAM.] The commissioner of human 
        services public safety shall establish a grant program for 
        coordinated, family-based crime intervention and prevention 
        services for Asian-American youth.  The commissioners of human 
        services, children, families, and learning, and public safety 
        shall work together to coordinate grant activities. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256.486, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [GRANT RECIPIENTS.] The commissioner, in 
        consultation with the Asian-Pacific council, shall award grants 
        in amounts up to $150,000 to agencies based in the 
        Asian-American community that have experience providing 
        coordinated, family-based community services to Asian-American 
        youth and families. 
           Sec. 12.  [299A.015] [TRANSFER FROM OTHER AGENCY; CHILDREN, 
        FAMILIES, AND LEARNING.] 
           The powers and duties of the department of children, 
        families, and learning with respect to the office of drug policy 
        and violence prevention and community advisory violence 
        prevention council under Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 
        119A.25, 119A.26, 119A.27, 119A.28, 119A.29, 119A.31, 119A.32, 
        119A.33, and 119A.34, are transferred to the department of 
        public safety under section 15.039. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299A.62, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] A community-oriented 
        policing grant program is established under the administration 
        of the commissioner of public safety.  Grants may be awarded as 
        provided in subdivision 2 for the following purposes:  
           (1) to enable local law enforcement agencies to hire law 
        enforcement officers.  The grants must be used by law 
        enforcement agencies to increase the complement of officers in 
        the agency by paying the salaries of new officers who replace an 
        existing officer who has been reassigned primarily to 
        investigate and prevent juvenile crime or to perform 
        community-oriented policing duties; and 
           (2) to enable local law enforcement agencies to assign 
        overtime officers to high crime areas within their 
        jurisdictions; and 
           (3) to enable local law enforcement agencies to implement 
        or expand community-oriented policing projects, liaison efforts 
        with local school districts, and other innovative community 
        policing initiatives. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT, TASK FORCE.] The policy group shall file 
        an annual report with the governor, supreme court, and 
        legislature chairs and ranking minority members of the senate 
        and house committees and divisions with jurisdiction over 
        criminal justice funding and policy by December 1 of each 
        even-numbered year.  
           The report must make recommendations concerning any 
        legislative changes or appropriations that are needed to ensure 
        that the criminal justice information systems operate accurately 
        and efficiently.  To assist them in developing their 
        recommendations, the chair, the commissioners, and the 
        administrator shall appoint a task force consisting of the 
        members of the criminal and juvenile justice information policy 
        group or their designees and the following additional members:  
           (1) the director of the office of strategic and long-range 
        planning; 
           (2) two sheriffs recommended by the Minnesota sheriffs 
        association; 
           (3) two police chiefs recommended by the Minnesota chiefs 
        of police association; 
           (4) two county attorneys recommended by the Minnesota 
        county attorneys association; 
           (5) two city attorneys recommended by the Minnesota league 
        of cities; 
           (6) two public defenders appointed by the board of public 
        defense; 
           (7) two district judges appointed by the conference of 
        chief judges, one of whom is currently assigned to the juvenile 
        court; 
           (8) two community corrections administrators recommended by 
        the Minnesota association of counties, one of whom represents a 
        community corrections act county; 
           (9) two probation officers; 
           (10) two four public members, one of whom has been a victim 
        of crime, and two who are representatives of the private 
        business community who have expertise in integrated information 
        systems; 
           (11) two court administrators; 
           (12) two members one member of the house of representatives 
        appointed by the speaker of the house; and 
           (13) two members one member of the senate appointed by the 
        majority leader.; 
           (14) the attorney general or a designee; 
           (15) the commissioner of administration or a designee; 
           (16) an individual recommended by the Minnesota league of 
        cities; and 
           (17) an individual recommended by the Minnesota association 
        of counties. 
        In making these appointments, the appointing authority shall 
        select members with expertise in integrated data systems or best 
        practices.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REVIEW OF FUNDING REQUEST AND GRANT 
        REQUESTS.] (a) The criminal and juvenile justice information 
        policy group shall review the funding requests for criminal 
        justice information systems from state, county, and municipal 
        government agencies.  The policy group shall review the requests 
        for compatibility to statewide criminal justice information 
        systems system standards.  The review shall be forwarded to the 
        chairs and ranking minority members of the house judiciary 
        committee and judiciary finance division, and the chairs of the 
        senate crime prevention committee and crime prevention and 
        judiciary finance division and senate committees and divisions 
        with jurisdiction over criminal justice funding and policy. 
           (b) The policy group shall also review funding requests for 
        criminal justice information systems grants to be made by the 
        commissioner of public safety as provided in this section.  
        Within the limits of available appropriations, the commissioner 
        of public safety shall make grants for projects that have been 
        approved by the policy group. 
           (c) If a funding request is for development of a 
        comprehensive criminal justice information integration plan, the 
        policy group shall ensure that the request contains the 
        components specified in subdivision 6.  If a funding request is 
        for implementation of a plan or other criminal justice 
        information systems project, the policy group shall ensure that: 
           (1) the government agency has adopted a comprehensive plan 
        that complies with subdivision 6; 
           (2) the request contains the components specified in 
        subdivision 7; and 
           (3) the request demonstrates that it is consistent with the 
        government agency's comprehensive plan. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATION PLAN.] (a) If a 
        funding request is for funds to develop a comprehensive criminal 
        justice information integration plan to integrate all systems 
        within a jurisdiction, the requesting agency must submit to the 
        policy group a request that contains the following components: 
           (1) the vision, mission, goals, objectives, and scope of 
        the integration plan; 
           (2) a statement of need identifying problems, 
        inefficiencies, gaps, overlaps, and barriers within the 
        requesting agency's jurisdiction, including those related to 
        current systems and interfaces, business practices, policies, 
        laws, and rules; 
           (3) a list of agency heads and staff who will direct the 
        effort and a statement demonstrating collaboration among all of 
        the agencies involved; 
           (4) a statement that the integration plan would integrate 
        all systems within the six major business functions of the 
        criminal justice community, including incident reporting, 
        investigation, arrest, detention, adjudication, and disposition, 
        including postsentence supervision and treatment, and related 
        civil, family, and human services proceedings, processes, and 
        services, to the extent it was cost beneficial; 
           (5) a statement demonstrating that the requesting agency 
        has consulted with individuals involved in day-to-day business 
        practices, use, and operation of current criminal justice 
        information systems so as to identify barriers and gaps; 
           (6) a planning methodology that will result in at least the 
        following deliverables: 
           (i) an identification of problems in the state's criminal 
        justice data model, where applicable, including data policy 
        problems and proposed changes; 
           (ii) a function and process model that includes business 
        process improvement and redesign opportunities, prioritized 
        business change objectives, and short-term opportunities for 
        improvement that can be pursued immediately while developing and 
        implementing the long-range integration plan; 
           (iii) a technology model that includes network, 
        communication, and security standards and guidelines; 
           (iv) an application architecture; 
           (v) a complete gap analysis that includes identification of 
        gaps, omissions, and redundancies in the collection and 
        dissemination of criminal justice information in the requesting 
        agency's jurisdiction; 
           (vi) an assessment of current and alternative directions 
        for business practices, applications, and technology, ranging 
        from simple modifications to complete redesign; 
           (vii) a business process redesign model, showing existing 
        and redesigned process and process vision, future performance 
        targets, design principles, new process flow, and benefits; and 
           (viii) a long-range integration plan that includes time 
        frames for the retirement, renewal, or redevelopment of systems 
        and applications identified in clauses (i) to (vii) along with 
        justification based on age, business processes not supported, 
        and data deficiencies; 
           (7) projected timelines for developing and executing the 
        plan; 
           (8) an estimate of the resources needed to develop, 
        execute, operate, and maintain the integration plan; 
           (9) a statement that the final integration plan will 
        contain all the components in this subdivision in final form; 
           (10) an identification of how the applicant will satisfy 
        the match requirements of subdivision 8; and 
           (11) any other matters the policy group deems necessary for 
        successful development or implementation of the integration plan 
        and resulting systems. 
           (b) An agency may submit an interim integration plan to the 
        policy group if it identifies high priority integration tasks 
        during the development of the integration plan.  The interim 
        plan shall identify the tasks and the business case for 
        completing these tasks in advance of completing the entire plan. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEGRATION PLAN.] If the 
        request is for funds to implement an integration plan, the 
        requesting agency must submit the following to the policy group: 
           (1) an integration plan containing the components described 
        in subdivision 6; 
           (2) a description of how implementation of the integration 
        plan will improve operation of the criminal justice system in 
        the requesting agency's jurisdiction; 
           (3) an identification of how the applicant will satisfy the 
        match requirement in subdivision 8; and 
           (4) a means for evaluating outcomes of the plan's 
        implementation. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [LOCAL MATCH.] The policy group may approve 
        grants only if the applicant provides matching funds to pay 
        one-half of the costs of developing or implementing the 
        integration plan.  The policy group shall adopt policies 
        concerning the use of in kind resources to satisfy a portion of 
        the match requirement and the sources from which matching funds 
        may be obtained. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299C.65, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 9.  [DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.] Every 
        recipient of matching funds to develop or implement an 
        integration plan shall submit to the policy group all requested 
        documentation, including final plans and a report evaluating 
        whether and how the development or implementation of the 
        integration plan improved the operation of the criminal justice 
        system in the requesting agency's jurisdiction.  The policy 
        group shall establish the recipient's reporting dates at the 
        time funds are awarded.  
           Sec. 20.  [INTEGRATED CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM 
        AID; REPORT REQUIRED.] 
           By January 15, 2000, the legislative commission on planning 
        and fiscal policy shall report to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice funding and 
        policy on the advisability of using county criminal justice aid 
        to encourage the development of integrated criminal justice 
        information systems. 
           Sec. 21.  [LIQUOR LAW COMPLIANCE CHECK GRANT PROGRAM.] 
           The commissioner of public safety may award grants to local 
        units of government to conduct compliance checks for on-sale and 
        off-sale intoxicating liquor license holders to determine 
        whether the license holder is complying with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 340A.503.  The commissioner shall develop criteria for 
        issuing grants under this section.  By February 1, 2000, and 
        February 1, 2001, grant recipients shall report to the 
        commissioner on how grant money was used, including information 
        on compliance checks conducted in the reporting period. 
           Sec. 22.  [REGIONAL ADULT DETENTION FACILITY CONSTRUCTION 
        PLANNING GRANTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED; CONTENTS OF 
        REQUIRED PLANS.] The supreme court, through the state court 
        administrator, shall make grants under this section to judicial 
        districts, groups of two or more counties, or groups that 
        include at least one county or judicial district and a tribal 
        government, to plan the construction of regional adult detention 
        facilities.  Grant recipients shall use the money to develop a 
        plan that, at a minimum, must include the following items 
        related to the facility, if known: its location, its inmate 
        capacity, any services to be offered to inmates, its 
        construction costs, its per diem and operating costs, and its 
        number of beds, if any, that will be available for use by 
        counties or other entities outside the judicial district.  If 
        the amount of the grant permits, the recipient shall conduct a 
        predesign study for the proposed facility. 
           Subd. 2.  [GRANT DISTRIBUTION.] The state court 
        administrator shall distribute grants equitably across the state 
        so that the planning needs of each judicial district for 
        construction of regional adult detention facilities are 
        addressed.  The state court administrator shall award grants and 
        determine the amount of grants in a manner that attempts to 
        bring judicial districts across the state to a uniform level of 
        planning for the construction of regional adult detention 
        facilities.  To further this goal, if the state court 
        administrator determines that the planning contemplated by this 
        section has already been conducted for a judicial district, the 
        administrator shall increase the amount of grants to recipients 
        from districts not as far advanced in the planning process to 
        bring these districts up to the level of the districts that have 
        conducted planning. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] (a) By January 15, 2000, the 
        state court administrator shall report to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the senate and house committees or divisions 
        having jurisdiction over criminal justice funding on grants made 
        pursuant to this section. 
           (b) By January 15, 2000, recipients of grants shall forward 
        the plans funded by the grant to the chairs and ranking minority 
        members of the senate and house committees or divisions having 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice funding. 
           Sec. 23.  [PILOT PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SERVICES 
        TO CRIME VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.] The executive 
        director of the center for crime victim services shall 
        administer a pilot project grant program and make grants to 
        nonprofit organizations to provide neighborhood-based services 
        to victims and witnesses of crime during the period between the 
        occurrence of the crime and the filing of charges against the 
        alleged perpetrator.  Grant recipients must target victims and 
        witnesses of crime from groups that currently underreport crime, 
        including recent immigrants or refugees, communities of color, 
        and victims of bias-motivated crime.  Services must be provided 
        in locations and at times typically convenient to prospective 
        clients.  The types of services that may be offered by grant 
        recipients are those that attempt to address the lack of trust 
        and understanding that prospective clients have of the criminal 
        justice system and include legal advice and advocacy services.  
        The executive director shall ensure that grants under this 
        section fund pilot projects offering the described services in 
        at least two locations. 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUIRED REPORT.] By January 15, 2002, the 
        executive director shall report to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the senate and house committees and 
        divisions having jurisdiction over criminal justice funding on 
        the grants made and pilot projects funded under this section. 
           Sec. 24.  [PILOT PROJECT FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE ZONE IN 
        DAKOTA COUNTY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PILOT PROJECT ESTABLISHED.] Dakota county 
        is authorized to establish a community justice zone pilot 
        project that includes the redesign of juvenile court. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION.] Dakota 
        county shall select two or three communities within Dakota 
        county as sites for the pilot project.  Within each community 
        selected, the Dakota county juvenile court and the department of 
        community corrections shall identify organizations to serve as 
        partners in the redesign of juvenile court and development of 
        community justice zones.  The partner organizations shall 
        include schools, social service agencies, law enforcement 
        agencies, city officials, housing representatives, community 
        groups, and faith communities.  The juvenile court and 
        department of community corrections shall meet with 
        representatives of the partner organizations to identify common 
        values and to adopt an action plan.  The action plan may 
        include, but not be limited to, any or all of the following: 
           (1) community forums with criminal justice system 
        representatives; 
           (2) community notification and involvement in prison 
        release cases; 
           (3) development of a criminal justice team with a community 
        prosecutor, local police officers, and probation officers; 
           (4) a prosecutor outreach program in designated community 
        schools; 
           (5) support circles for supervised release offenders; 
           (6) probation and police teams; 
           (7) expansion of circle sentencing and development of 
        guidelines for circle sentencing; 
           (8) probation officers working out of police stations; 
           (9) peace officer and probation officer ride-along 
        programs; 
           (10) expansion of school-based probation; and 
           (11) crime prevention outreach through local cable 
        television and other media outlets. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The Dakota county community corrections 
        department with the Dakota county juvenile court shall report to 
        the house and senate committees responsible for criminal justice 
        policy by January 15, 2001, with an evaluation of the project 
        and recommendations for implementation in other jurisdictions. 
           Sec. 25.  [RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN LEAVING 
        PROSTITUTION; GRANT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GRANT AUTHORIZED.] The executive director 
        of the center for crime victim services shall award a grant to a 
        nonprofit organization to develop and administer a residential 
        program for women leaving prostitution.  The executive director 
        shall award a grant to a nonprofit organization that can 
        demonstrate a 25 percent funding match.  The funding match may 
        come from local or federal sources, the nonprofit organization, 
        or any other source.  Residential program services include, but 
        are not limited to, chemical dependency services, sexual trauma 
        mental health services, and independent living skills 
        preparation, including living skills development and 
        coordination of community resources for personal and family 
        stability and success. 
           Subd. 2.  [GRANT ADMINISTRATION.] The executive director 
        shall develop a process for administering the grant, including 
        criteria for the grant.  The executive director shall issue a 
        request for proposals for a grant under subdivision 1.  The 
        request must be designed to obtain detailed information about 
        the applicant and other information the executive director 
        considers necessary to evaluate and select a grant recipient.  
        The applicant shall submit a proposal grant on a form and in a 
        manner prescribed by the executive director. 
           Sec. 26.  [BUREAU OF CRIMINAL APPREHENSION, BEMIDJI 
        SATELLITE LABORATORY FACILITY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT.] The 
        commissioner of administration and the city of Bemidji may enter 
        into a lease-purchase agreement providing for the state to 
        acquire a northern satellite laboratory facility for the bureau 
        of criminal apprehension in the city of Bemidji, for which 
        predesign money was appropriated in Laws 1998, chapter 404, 
        section 13, subdivision 11.  The lease-purchase agreement is 
        subject to the following terms: 
           (1) the term of the lease must not exceed 20 years; 
           (2) the lease-purchase agreement must provide the 
        commissioner of administration with a unilateral right to 
        purchase the satellite laboratory facility from the city of 
        Bemidji at the end of the lease term for a specified amount 
        based upon the outstanding balance of the revenue bonds issued 
        by the city under subdivision 2; 
           (3) the lease-purchase agreement must provide for the 
        construction of the satellite laboratory facility in accordance 
        with the plans and specifications submitted by the commissioner; 
           (4) the lease-purchase agreement must provide for annual 
        lease payments to the city of Bemidji equal to the annual 
        principal and interest payments due on the revenue bonds issued 
        by the city under subdivision 2, plus any service fees charged 
        by the trustee or paying agent in connection with the bond 
        payments; and 
           (5) the lease-purchase agreement must provide the 
        commissioner with complete authority over the construction, 
        operation, and maintenance of the satellite laboratory facility. 
           Subd. 2.  [CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITY.] The city of Bemidji 
        may acquire the necessary site and construct, or cause to be 
        constructed, the satellite laboratory facility in accordance 
        with the lease-purchase agreement authorized in subdivision 1.  
        The city of Bemidji may issue revenue bonds to finance site 
        acquisition and construction of the satellite laboratory 
        facility under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 475, provided that 
        the bonds are deemed to be payable wholly from the proceeds of a 
        revenue producing convenience for all purposes of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 475.  
           Sec. 27.  [DOMESTIC FATALITY REVIEW TEAM PILOT PROJECT.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PILOT PROJECT AUTHORIZED; PURPOSE.] The 
        fourth judicial district may establish a domestic fatality 
        review team as a 30-month pilot project to review domestic 
        violence deaths that have occurred in the district.  The purpose 
        of the review team is to assess domestic violence deaths in 
        order to develop recommendations for policies and protocols for 
        community prevention and intervention initiatives to reduce and 
        eliminate the incidence of domestic violence and resulting 
        fatalities. 
           Subd. 2.  [DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 
        DEATH.] "Domestic violence death" means a homicide or suicide 
        under any of the following circumstances: 
           (1) the alleged perpetrator and victim resided together at 
        any time; 
           (2) the alleged perpetrator and victim have a child in 
        common, regardless of whether they were married or lived 
        together at any time; 
           (3) the alleged perpetrator and victim were married, 
        separated, or divorced; 
           (4) the alleged perpetrator and victim had a sexual 
        relationship or a significant romantic relationship; 
           (5) the alleged perpetrator had been stalking the victim; 
           (6) the homicide victim lived in the same household, was 
        present in the workplace of, was in proximity of, or was related 
        by blood or affinity to a victim who experienced or was 
        threatened with domestic abuse by the alleged perpetrator; 
           (7) the victim or the perpetrator was a child of a person 
        in a relationship that is described within this definition; or 
           (8) any other circumstances that the domestic fatality 
        review team decides falls within the parameters of its mission. 
           "Domestic violence death" must be interpreted broadly to 
        give the domestic fatality review team discretion to review 
        fatalities that have occurred both directly and peripherally to 
        domestic relationships. 
           Subd. 3.  [MEMBERSHIP.] (a) The chief judge, in 
        consultation with the family violence coordinating council, 
        shall appoint the members of the domestic fatality review team.  
        Membership must reflect a commitment to diversity and relevant 
        professional experience.  The review team members must include: 
           (1) the medical examiner; 
           (2) a judicial court officer (judge or referee); 
           (3) a county and city attorney and a public defender; 
           (4) the county sheriff and a peace officer; 
           (5) a representative from family court services and the 
        department of corrections; 
           (6) a physician familiar with domestic violence issues; 
           (7) a representative from district court administration and 
        the domestic abuse service center; 
           (8) a public citizen representative or a representative 
        from a civic organization; 
           (9) a mental health professional; and 
           (10) domestic violence advocates or shelter workers. 
           (b) There must be at least three domestic violence 
        advocates or shelter workers on the domestic fatality review 
        team.  No two members may represent the same agency.  Members 
        representing advocates or shelters must be selected by the 
        advocacy community.  At least one position must be designated 
        for a minority representative and one position must rotate in 
        order to include an advocate from the community in which the 
        fatality under review took place. 
           (c) The domestic fatality review team may also invite other 
        relevant persons to serve on an ad hoc basis and participate as 
        full members of the review team for a particular review.  These 
        persons may include, but are not limited to: 
           (1) individuals with particular expertise that would be 
        helpful to the review panel; or 
           (2) representatives of organizations or agencies that had 
        contact with or provided services to the homicide victim, or to 
        the alleged perpetrator, a victim who experienced or was 
        threatened with domestic abuse by the alleged perpetrator, or a 
        family member of one of those individuals. 
           Subd. 4.  [EVALUATION AND REPORT.] (a) The domestic 
        fatality review team shall develop a system for evaluating the 
        effectiveness of its program and shall focus on identifiable 
        goals and outcomes.  An evaluation must include data components 
        as well as input from individuals involved in the review process.
           (b) The domestic fatality review team shall issue two 
        annual reports to the legislature during the pilot project; one 
        on or before December 31, 2000, and one on or before December 
        31, 2001.  The reports must consist of the written aggregate 
        recommendations of the domestic fatality review team without 
        reference to specific cases.  The December 31, 2001, report must 
        include recommendations for legislation.  The reports must be 
        available upon request and distributed to the governor, attorney 
        general, supreme court, county board, and district court. 
           Sec. 28.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall renumber each section of 
        Minnesota Statutes listed in column A with the number listed in 
        column B.  The revisor shall also make necessary cross-reference 
        changes consistent with the renumbering. 
                   Column A               Column B
                   119A.25                299A.281
                   119A.26                299A.282
                   119A.27                299A.283
                   119A.28                299A.284
                   119A.29                299A.285
                   119A.31                299A.286
                   119A.32                299A.287
                   119A.33                299A.288
                   119A.34                299A.289
                   256.486                299A.2892
           Sec. 29.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 119A.04, subdivision 5, is 
        repealed. 
                                   ARTICLE 3 
                          GENERAL CRIMINAL PROVISIONS 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.703, is 
        amended to read: 
           340A.703 [MISDEMEANORS.] 
           Where no other penalty is specified a violation of any 
        provision of this chapter is a misdemeanor.  A minimum fine of 
        $100 must be assessed against a person under the age of 21 years 
        who violates section 340A.503. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 590.01, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PETITION.] Except at a time when direct 
        appellate relief is available, a person convicted of a crime, 
        who claims that: 
           (1) the conviction obtained or the sentence or other 
        disposition made violated the person's rights under the 
        Constitution or laws of the United States or of the state,; or 
           (2) scientific evidence not available at trial, obtained 
        pursuant to a motion granted under subdivision 1a, establishes 
        the petitioner's actual innocence; 
        may commence a proceeding to secure relief by filing a petition 
        in the district court in the county in which the conviction was 
        had to vacate and set aside the judgment and to discharge the 
        petitioner or to resentence the petitioner or grant a new trial 
        or correct the sentence or make other disposition as may be 
        appropriate.  Nothing contained herein shall prevent the supreme 
        court or the court of appeals, upon application by a party, from 
        granting a stay of a case on appeal for the purpose of allowing 
        an appellant to apply to the district court for an evidentiary 
        hearing under the provisions of this chapter.  The proceeding 
        shall conform with sections 590.01 to 590.06.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 590.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [MOTION FOR FINGERPRINT OR FORENSIC TESTING NOT 
        AVAILABLE AT TRIAL.] (a) A person convicted of a crime may make 
        a motion for the performance of fingerprint or forensic DNA 
        testing to demonstrate the person's actual innocence if: 
           (1) the testing is to be performed on evidence secured in 
        relation to the trial which resulted in the conviction; and 
           (2) the evidence was not subject to the testing because 
        either the technology for the testing was not available at the 
        time of the trial or the testing was not available as evidence 
        at the time of the trial. 
        The motion shall be filed before the district court that entered 
        the judgment of conviction.  Reasonable notice of the motion 
        shall be served on the prosecuting attorney who represented the 
        state at trial. 
           (b) A person who makes a motion under paragraph (a) must 
        present a prima facie case that: 
           (1) identity was an issue in the trial; and 
           (2) the evidence to be tested has been subject to a chain 
        of custody sufficient to establish that it has not been 
        substituted, tampered with, replaced, or altered in any material 
        aspect. 
           (c) The court shall order that the testing be performed if: 
           (1) a prima facie case has been established under paragraph 
        (b); 
           (2) the testing has the scientific potential to produce 
        new, noncumulative evidence materially relevant to the 
        defendant's assertion of actual innocence; and 
           (3) the testing requested employs a scientific method 
        generally accepted within the relevant scientific community.  
        The court shall impose reasonable conditions on the testing 
        designed to protect the state's interests in the integrity of 
        the evidence and the testing process.  
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.035, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  Except as provided in subdivisions 2, 3, 
        and 4, and 5, and in sections 609.251, 609.585, 609.21, 
        subdivisions 3 and 4, 609.2691, 609.486, 609.494, and 609.856, 
        if a person's conduct constitutes more than one offense under 
        the laws of this state, the person may be punished for only one 
        of the offenses and a conviction or acquittal of any one of them 
        is a bar to prosecution for any other of them.  All the 
        offenses, if prosecuted, shall be included in one prosecution 
        which shall be stated in separate counts. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.035, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  (a) When a person is being sentenced for a 
        violation of a provision listed in paragraph (f), the court may 
        sentence the person to a consecutive term of imprisonment for a 
        violation of any other provision listed in paragraph (f), 
        notwithstanding the fact that the offenses arose out of the same 
        course of conduct, subject to the limitation on consecutive 
        sentences contained in section 609.15, subdivision 2, and except 
        as provided in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this subdivision. 
           (b) When a person is being sentenced for a violation of 
        section 169.129 the court may not impose a consecutive sentence 
        for a violation of a provision of section 169.121, subdivision 
        1, or for a violation of a provision of section 171.20, 171.24, 
        or 171.30. 
           (c) When a person is being sentenced for a violation of 
        section 171.20, 171.24, or 171.30, the court may not impose a 
        consecutive sentence for another violation of a provision in 
        chapter 171. 
           (d) When a person is being sentenced for a violation of 
        section 169.791 or 169.797, the court may not impose a 
        consecutive sentence for another violation of a provision of 
        sections 169.79 to 169.7995. 
           (e) This subdivision does not limit the authority of the 
        court to impose consecutive sentences for crimes arising on 
        different dates or to impose a consecutive sentence when a 
        person is being sentenced for a crime and is also in violation 
        of the conditions of a stayed or otherwise deferred sentence 
        under section 609.135. 
           (f) This subdivision applies to misdemeanor and gross 
        misdemeanor violations of the following if the offender has two 
        or more prior impaired driving convictions as defined in section 
        169.121, subdivision 3: 
           (1) section 169.121, subdivision 1, driving while 
        intoxicated; 
           (2) section 169.121, subdivision 1a, testing refusal; 
           (3) section 169.129, aggravated driving while intoxicated; 
           (4) section 169.791, failure to provide proof of insurance; 
           (5) section 169.797, failure to provide vehicle insurance; 
           (6) section 171.20, subdivision 2, operation after 
        revocation, suspension, cancellation, or disqualification; 
           (7) section 171.24, driving without valid license; and 
           (8) section 171.30, violation of condition of limited 
        license; and 
           (9) section 609.487, fleeing a peace officer. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.035, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXCEPTION; FLEEING A PEACE OFFICER.] 
        Notwithstanding subdivision 1, a prosecution or conviction for 
        violating section 609.487 is not a bar to conviction of or 
        punishment for any other crime committed by the defendant as 
        part of the same conduct.  If an offender is punished for more 
        than one crime as authorized by this subdivision and the court 
        imposes consecutive sentences for the crimes, the consecutive 
        sentences are not a departure from the sentencing guidelines. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.3461, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [UPON SENTENCING.] The court shall order an 
        offender to provide a biological specimen for the purpose of DNA 
        analysis as defined in section 299C.155 when: 
           (1) the court sentences a person charged with violating or 
        attempting to violate section 609.185, clause (2), 609.342, 
        609.343, 609.344, 609.345, or 617.23, subdivision 3, clause (2), 
        who is convicted of violating one of those sections any of the 
        following, and the person is convicted of that offense or of any 
        offense arising out of the same set of circumstances;: 
           (i) murder under section 609.185, 609.19, or 609.195; 
           (ii) manslaughter under section 609.20 or 609.205; 
           (iii) assault under section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223; 
           (iv) robbery under section 609.24 or aggravated robbery 
        under section 609.245; 
           (v) kidnapping under section 609.25; 
           (vi) false imprisonment under section 609.255; 
           (vii) criminal sexual conduct under section 609.342, 
        609.343, 609.344, or 609.345; 
           (viii) incest under section 609.365; 
           (ix) burglary under section 609.582, subdivision 1; or 
           (x) indecent exposure under section 617.23, subdivision 3, 
        clause (2); 
           (2) the court sentences a person as a patterned sex 
        offender under section 609.108; or 
           (3) the juvenile court adjudicates a person a delinquent 
        child who is the subject of a delinquency petition for violating 
        or attempting to violate section 609.185, clause (2), 609.342, 
        609.343, 609.344, 609.345, or 617.23, subdivision 3, clause (2) 
        any of the following, and the delinquency adjudication is based 
        on a violation of one of those sections or of any offense 
        arising out of the same set of circumstances: 
           (i) murder under section 609.185, 609.19, or 609.195; 
           (ii) manslaughter under section 609.20 or 609.205; 
           (iii) assault under section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223; 
           (iv) robbery under section 609.24 or aggravated robbery 
        under section 609.245; 
           (v) kidnapping under section 609.25; 
           (vi) false imprisonment under section 609.255; 
           (vii) criminal sexual conduct under section 609.342, 
        609.343, 609.344, or 609.345; 
           (viii) incest under section 609.365; 
           (ix) burglary under section 609.582, subdivision 1; or 
           (x) indecent exposure under section 617.23, subdivision 3, 
        clause (2). 
        The biological specimen or the results of the analysis shall be 
        maintained by the bureau of criminal apprehension as provided in 
        section 299C.155. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.3461, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [BEFORE RELEASE.] If a person convicted of 
        violating or attempting to violate section 609.185, clause (2), 
        609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345, or 617.23, subdivision 3, 
        clause (2), or initially charged with violating one of those 
        sections and convicted of another offense arising out of the 
        same set of circumstances, or sentenced as a patterned sex 
        offender under section 609.108, and committed to the custody of 
        the commissioner of corrections, or serving a term of 
        imprisonment in this state under a reciprocal agreement although 
        convicted in another state of an offense described in this 
        subdivision or a similar law of the United States or any other 
        state, has not provided a biological specimen for the purpose of 
        DNA analysis, The commissioner of corrections or local 
        corrections authority shall order the a person to provide a 
        biological specimen for the purpose of DNA analysis before 
        completion of the person's term of imprisonment. when the person 
        has not provided a biological specimen for the purpose of DNA 
        analysis and the person: 
           (1) was convicted of violating or attempting to violate any 
        of the following or initially charged with violating one of the 
        following sections and convicted of another offense arising out 
        of the same set of circumstances: 
           (i) murder under section 609.185, 609.19, or 609.195; 
           (ii) manslaughter under section 609.20 or 609.205; 
           (iii) assault under section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223; 
           (iv) robbery under section 609.24 or aggravated robbery 
        under section 609.245; 
           (v) kidnapping under section 609.25; 
           (vi) false imprisonment under section 609.255; 
           (vii) criminal sexual conduct under section 609.342, 
        609.343, 609.344, or 609.345; 
           (viii) incest under section 609.365; 
           (ix) burglary under section 609.582, subdivision 1; or 
           (x) indecent exposure under section 617.23, subdivision 3, 
        clause (2); or 
           (2) was sentenced as a patterned sex offender under section 
        609.108, and committed to the custody of the commissioner of 
        corrections; or 
           (3) is serving a term of imprisonment in this state under a 
        reciprocal agreement although convicted in another state of an 
        offense described in this subdivision or a similar law of the 
        United States or any other state.  The commissioner of 
        corrections or local corrections authority shall forward the 
        sample to the bureau of criminal apprehension. 
           Sec. 9.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall renumber Minnesota Statutes 
        1998, section 609.3461, as section 609.117. 
           Sec. 10.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.113, is repealed. 
           Sec. 11.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 4 to 6 are effective August 1, 1999, and 
        apply to crimes committed on or after that date. 
           Sections 7 to 9 are effective July 1, 2000, and apply to 
        offenders sentenced or released on or after that date. 
           Section 10 is effective the day after final enactment. 
                                   ARTICLE 4 
                                  CORRECTIONS 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 16B.35, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [EXCEPTION.] A prohibition on using state 
        appropriations to pay for art in correctional facilities does 
        not apply to art produced through programming in correctional 
        facilities.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.016, is 
        amended to read: 
           241.016 [AGENCY ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORTING; RECIDIVISM 
        ANALYSIS REPORT REQUIRED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] Notwithstanding section 
        15.91, the department of corrections shall issue a performance 
        report by November 30 of each year.  The issuance and content of 
        the report must conform with section 15.91. 
           Subd. 2.  [RECIDIVISM ANALYSIS.] The report required 
        by section 15.91 subdivision 1 must include an evaluation and 
        analysis of the programming in all department of corrections 
        facilities.  This evaluation and analysis must include: 
           (1) a description of the vocational, work, and industries 
        programs and information on the recidivism rates for offenders 
        who participated in these types of programming; 
           (2) a description of the educational programs and 
        information on the recidivism rates for offenders who 
        participated in educational programming; and 
           (3) a description of the chemical dependency, sex offender, 
        and mental health treatment programs and information on the 
        recidivism rates for offenders who participated in these 
        treatment programs. 
           The analysis of recidivism rates must include a breakdown 
        of recidivism rates for juvenile offenders, adult male 
        offenders, and adult female offenders. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.0221, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [MINIMUM STANDARDS.] (a) The commissioner shall 
        establish, under chapter 14, minimum standards for the 
        construction or rehabilitation of all local detention facilities 
        and their operations by July 1, 1993.  Interim standards 
        developed by the commissioner may be used until that time.  
           (b) The commissioner shall establish requirements for 
        alternative detention program subsidies and the maximum amount 
        of funding each eligible participating county can receive.  
        These subsidy requirements are not subject to chapter 14 
        procedures.  Compliance with requirements established by the 
        commissioner constitutes a minimum requirement for the granting 
        of subsidy funding.  
           (c) The commissioner may administratively establish minimum 
        training service requirements and the maximum amount of funding 
        that will be annually expended by the department of corrections 
        for such training. 
           Sec. 4.  [241.272] [FEE COLLECTION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] (a) As used in this section, 
        the following terms have the meanings given them: 
           (b) "Correctional fees" include fees for the following 
        correctional services: 
           (1) community service work placement and supervision; 
           (2) restitution collection; 
           (3) supervision; 
           (4) court-ordered investigations; or 
           (5) any other service provided by a probation officer or 
        parole agency for offenders supervised by the commissioner of 
        corrections. 
           (c) "Probation" has the meaning given in section 609.02, 
        subdivision 15. 
           (d) "Supervised release" has the meaning given in section 
        244.01, subdivision 7. 
           Subd. 2.  [CORRECTIONAL FEES ESTABLISHED.] To defray costs 
        associated with correctional services, the commissioner of 
        corrections may establish a schedule of correctional fees to 
        charge persons convicted of a crime and supervised by the 
        commissioner.  The correctional fees on the schedule must be 
        reasonably related to offenders' abilities to pay and the actual 
        cost of correctional services. 
           Subd. 3.  [FEE COLLECTION.] (a) The commissioner of 
        corrections may impose and collect fees from individuals on 
        probation and supervised release at any time while the offender 
        is under sentence or after the sentence has been discharged. 
           (b) The commissioner may use any available civil means of 
        debt collection in collecting a correctional fee. 
           Subd. 4.  [EXEMPTION FROM FEE.] The commissioner of 
        corrections may waive payment of the fee if the commissioner 
        determines that the offender does not have the ability to pay 
        the fee, the prospects for payment are poor, or there are 
        extenuating circumstances justifying waiver of the fee.  Instead 
        of waiving the fee, the commissioner may require the offender to 
        perform community work service as a means of paying the fee. 
           Subd. 5.  [RESTITUTION PAYMENT PRIORITY.] If an offender 
        has been ordered by a court to pay restitution, the offender 
        shall be obligated to pay the restitution ordered before paying 
        the correctional fee.  However, if the offender is making 
        reasonable payments to satisfy the restitution obligation, the 
        commissioner may also collect a correctional fee. 
           Subd. 6.  [USE OF FEES.] Correctional fees collected under 
        this section go to the general fund. 
           Subd. 7.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] Beginning January 15, 2001, the 
        commissioner shall submit an annual report on the implementation 
        of this section to the chairs and ranking minority members of 
        the senate and house committees and divisions with jurisdiction 
        over criminal justice funding and policy.  At a minimum, the 
        report shall include information on the types of correctional 
        services for which fees were imposed, the aggregate amount of 
        fees imposed, and the amount of fees collected. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.275, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) As used in 
        this section, "correctional facility" includes a community-based 
        day program to in which an adult or juvenile offender is 
        sentenced in lieu of incarceration placed as part of a sentence 
        or disposition order, if the program provides close supervision 
        of offenders through such means as electronic monitoring and 
        drug and alcohol testing. 
           (b) The All counties of Hennepin, Ramsey, and St. Louis 
        shall each are encouraged to establish a productive day 
        initiative program in their correctional facilities as described 
        in this section for adult and juvenile offenders under their 
        jurisdiction.  The productive day program shall be designed to 
        motivate sentenced offenders in local correctional 
        facilities offenders to develop basic life and work skills 
        through training and education, thereby creating opportunities 
        for offenders to achieve more successful integration into the 
        community upon their release.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.275, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM COMPONENTS.] The productive day 
        initiative programs shall may include, but are not limited to, 
        components described in paragraphs (a) to (c).  
           (a) The initiative programs shall may contain programs 
        designed to promote the offender's self-esteem, self-discipline, 
        and economic self-sufficiency by providing structured training 
        and education with respect to basic life skills, including 
        hygiene, personal financial budgeting, literacy, and conflict 
        management. 
           (b) The programs shall may contain individualized 
        educational, vocational, and work programs designed to 
        productively occupy an offender for at least eight hours a day.  
           (c) The program administrators shall may develop 
        correctional industry programs, including marketing efforts to 
        attract work opportunities both inside correctional facilities 
        and outside in the community.  Program options may include 
        expanding and reorganizing on-site industry programs, locating 
        off-site industry work areas, community service work programs, 
        and employment programs.  To develop innovative work programs, 
        program administrators may enlist members of the business and 
        labor community to help target possible productive enterprises 
        for offender work programs. 
           (d) Whenever offenders are assigned to work within the 
        correctional facility or with any state department or agency, 
        local unit of government, or other government subdivision, the 
        program administrator must certify to the appropriate bargaining 
        agent that work performed by offenders will not result in the 
        displacement of current employed workers or workers on seasonal 
        layoff or layoff from a substantially equivalent position, 
        including partial displacement such as reduction in hours of 
        work other than overtime work, wages, or other employment 
        benefits. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 242.192, is 
        amended to read: 
           242.192 [CHARGES TO COUNTIES.] 
           The commissioner shall charge counties or other appropriate 
        jurisdictions for the actual per diem cost of confinement, 
        excluding educational costs, of juveniles at the Minnesota 
        correctional facility-Red Wing and of juvenile females committed 
        to the commissioner of corrections.  This charge applies to both 
        counties that participate in the Community Corrections Act and 
        those that do not.  The commissioner shall annually determine 
        costs, making necessary adjustments to reflect the actual costs 
        of confinement.  All money received under this section must be 
        deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
           Sec. 8.  [243.94] [MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - RUSH 
        CITY.] 
           There is established the Minnesota correctional facility - 
        Rush City at Rush City, Minnesota, in which may be placed 
        persons committed to the commissioner of corrections by the 
        courts of this state who, in the opinion of the commissioner, 
        may benefit from the programs available in the facility.  The 
        general control and management of the facility shall be under 
        the commissioner of corrections. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 244.18, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEE COLLECTION.] The chief executive officer of 
        a local correctional agency may collect local correctional fees 
        assessed under section 609.102.  The local correctional agency 
        may collect the fee at any time while the offender is under 
        sentence or after the sentence has been discharged.  A local 
        probation and parole agency established under section 244.19 or 
        community corrections agency established under section 401.02 
        may not impose a fee under this section if the offender is 
        supervised by the commissioner of corrections and the 
        commissioner of corrections imposes and collects a fee under 
        section 241.272.  The agency may use any available civil means 
        of debt collection in collecting a local correctional fee. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.102, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [IMPOSITION OF CORRECTIONAL FEE.] When a person 
        convicted of a crime is supervised by the commissioner of 
        corrections, the commissioner may collect a correctional fee 
        under section 241.272. 
           Sec. 11.  [CAMP RIPLEY WORK PROGRAM; CLOSURE.] 
           By June 30, 1999, all offenders sentenced to the Camp 
        Ripley work program under Minnesota Statutes, section 609.113, 
        must be transferred back to the sentencing county to complete 
        their sentences in a local facility. 
           Sec. 12.  [SELECTION OF VENDOR TO OPERATE EDUCATIONAL 
        PROGRAM AT MCF-RED WING.] 
           The assessment for excellence task force, appointed by the 
        commissioner of corrections, shall assist the commissioner of 
        administration in developing a request for proposals from 
        vendors to operate the educational program at the Minnesota 
        correctional facility - Red Wing.  The commissioner of 
        administration shall issue the request for proposals by November 
        1, 1999, and shall select a vendor who shall begin operating the 
        program by January 1, 2000.  The department of corrections may 
        respond to the request for proposals. 
           Sec. 13.  [STUDY OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER STAFFING.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STUDY REQUIRED.] The commissioner of 
        corrections shall study issues related to correctional officer 
        staffing at correctional facilities under the commissioner's 
        control.  The study must focus on the ratio of supervisory 
        officers to nonsupervisory officers, the criteria and average 
        length of time for promotion to supervisory positions, the 
        salaries of supervisory and nonsupervisory officers, the ratio 
        of all officers to inmates, and other related issues.  To the 
        degree feasible, the commissioner shall compare the department's 
        staffing system and pay scale to that of other states with 
        comparable correctional systems, the federal government, and 
        private correctional vendors. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] By January 15, 2000, the 
        commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking minority 
        members of the senate and house committees and divisions having 
        jurisdiction over criminal justice funding on the results of the 
        study described in subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 14.  [MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - SAUK CENTRE; 
        TRANSFER.] 
           Before January 1, 2000, the commissioner of corrections 
        shall transfer the residents of the Minnesota correctional 
        facility - Sauk Centre to other facilities.  On January 1, 2000, 
        responsibility for operating and maintaining the state land and 
        buildings that compose the Minnesota correctional facility - 
        Sauk Centre is transferred to the commissioner of administration 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039. 
           Sec. 15.  [AUTHORITY TO ISSUE RFP; JUVENILE FEMALE 
        PROGRAMMING.] 
           (a) The commissioner of corrections may develop and issue a 
        request for proposals from vendors to provide residential 
        services to juvenile females committed to the custody of the 
        commissioner of corrections.  The commissioner also may select a 
        vendor to provide the services. 
           (b) The authority granted under this section exists until a 
        state-operated juvenile female facility is available to house 
        juvenile female offenders. 
           Sec. 16.  [STUDY ON SUPERVISION OF SEX OFFENDERS.] 
           (a) The commissioner of corrections is directed to study 
        issues related to the caseloads of probation officers 
        supervising sex offenders.  This study shall focus on 
        recommendations to improve the current supervision of sex 
        offenders to increase public safety and reduce the risk of 
        reoffense by sex offenders.  These recommendations shall address 
        methods of supervision, use of specialized sex offender 
        caseloads, the optimum number of offenders to be supervised by 
        each probation officer, the availability of suitable housing for 
        sex offenders, and other relevant factors. 
           (b) In conducting the study, the commissioner shall consult 
        with representatives from community corrections act counties, 
        representatives from county probation officer counties, state 
        parole and probation agents, law enforcement officers with 
        experience dealing with sex offenders, a treatment professional 
        trained in the assessment of sex offenders, and a victim 
        services professional. 
           (c) The commissioner shall report by February 1, 2000, to 
        the house and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction 
        over criminal justice policy and funding on recommendations 
        resulting from the study. 
           Sec. 17.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.275, subdivision 
        5, is repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 241.277, is repealed. 
           Sec. 18.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 11 and 17, paragraph (b), are effective the day 
        following final enactment; however, the adult work program 
        described in Minnesota Statutes, section 241.277, shall continue 
        to operate until all offenders at the program on the day 
        following final enactment have completed it, or June 30, 1999, 
        whichever is earlier. 
           Sections 12, 15, and 16 are effective the day following 
        final enactment. 
                                   ARTICLE 5 
                                LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 168A.40, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAM DUTIES.] The automobile theft prevention 
        board shall: 
           (1) develop and sponsor the implementation of statewide 
        plans, programs, and strategies to combat automobile theft, 
        improve the administration of the automobile theft laws, and 
        provide a forum for identification of critical problems for 
        those persons dealing with automobile theft; 
           (2) coordinate the development, adoption, and 
        implementation of plans, programs, and strategies relating to 
        interagency and intergovernmental cooperation with respect to 
        automobile theft enforcement; 
           (3) annually audit at its own discretion the plans and 
        programs that it has funded in whole or in part to evaluate the 
        effectiveness of the plans and programs and withdraw funding 
        should the board determine that a plan or program is ineffective 
        or is no longer in need of further financial support from the 
        fund; 
           (4) develop a plan of operation including an assessment of 
        the scope of the problem of automobile theft, including areas of 
        the state where the problem is greatest; an analysis of various 
        methods of combating the problem of automobile theft; a plan for 
        providing financial support to combat automobile theft; a plan 
        for eliminating car hijacking; and an estimate of the funds 
        required to implement the plan; and 
           (5) distribute money from the automobile theft prevention 
        special revenue account for automobile theft prevention 
        activities, including: 
           (i) paying the administrative costs of the board; 
           (ii) providing financial support to the state patrol and 
        local law enforcement agencies for automobile theft enforcement 
        teams; 
           (iii) providing financial support to state or local law 
        enforcement agencies for programs designed to reduce the 
        incidence of automobile theft and for improved equipment and 
        techniques for responding to automobile thefts; 
           (iv) providing financial support to local prosecutors for 
        programs designed to reduce the incidence of automobile theft; 
           (v) providing financial support to judicial agencies for 
        programs designed to reduce the incidence of automobile theft; 
           (vi) providing financial support for neighborhood or 
        community organizations or business organizations for programs 
        designed to reduce the incidence of automobile theft; 
           (vii) providing financial support for automobile theft 
        educational and training programs for state and local law 
        enforcement officials, driver and vehicle services exam and 
        inspections staff, and members of the judiciary; and 
           (viii) conducting educational programs designed to inform 
        automobile owners of methods of preventing automobile theft and 
        to provide equipment, for experimental purposes, to enable 
        automobile owners to prevent automobile theft. 
           By January 15 of each year, the board shall report to the 
        governor and legislature on its activities and expenditures in 
        the preceding year. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.161, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [RECORDS REQUIRED TO BE KEPT.] (a) The 
        juvenile court judge shall keep such minutes and in such manner 
        as the court deems necessary and proper.  Except as provided in 
        paragraph (b), the court shall keep and maintain records 
        pertaining to delinquent adjudications until the person reaches 
        the age of 28 years and shall release the records on an 
        individual to another juvenile court that has jurisdiction of 
        the juvenile, to a requesting adult court for purposes of 
        sentencing, or to an adult court or juvenile court as required 
        by the right of confrontation of either the United States 
        Constitution or the Minnesota Constitution.  The juvenile court 
        shall provide, upon the request of any other juvenile court, 
        copies of the records concerning adjudications involving the 
        particular child.  The court also may provide copies of records 
        concerning delinquency adjudications, on request, to law 
        enforcement agencies, probation officers, and corrections agents 
        if the court finds that providing these records serves public 
        safety or is in the best interests of the child.  Until July 1, 
        1999 2001, juvenile court delinquency proceeding records of 
        adjudications, court transcripts, and delinquency petitions, 
        including any probable cause attachments that have been filed or 
        police officer reports relating to a petition, must be released 
        to requesting law enforcement agencies and prosecuting 
        authorities for purposes of investigating and prosecuting 
        violations of section 609.229, provided that psychological or 
        mental health reports may not be included with those records.  
        The agency receiving the records may release the records only as 
        permitted under this section or authorized by law. 
           The court shall also keep an index in which files 
        pertaining to juvenile matters shall be indexed under the name 
        of the child.  After the name of each file shall be shown the 
        file number and, if ordered by the court, the book and page of 
        the register in which the documents pertaining to such file are 
        listed.  The court shall also keep a register properly indexed 
        in which shall be listed under the name of the child all 
        documents filed pertaining to the child and in the order filed.  
        The list shall show the name of the document and the date of 
        filing thereof.  The juvenile court legal records shall be 
        deposited in files and shall include the petition, summons, 
        notice, findings, orders, decrees, judgments, and motions and 
        such other matters as the court deems necessary and proper.  
        Unless otherwise provided by law, all court records shall be 
        open at all reasonable times to the inspection of any child to 
        whom the records relate, and to the child's parent and guardian. 
           (b) The court shall retain records of the court finding 
        that a juvenile committed an act that would be a felony or gross 
        misdemeanor level offense until the offender reaches the age of 
        28.  If the offender commits a felony as an adult, or the court 
        convicts a child as an extended jurisdiction juvenile, the court 
        shall retain the juvenile records for as long as the records 
        would have been retained if the offender had been an adult at 
        the time of the juvenile offense.  This paragraph does not apply 
        unless the juvenile was provided counsel as required by section 
        260.155, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 3.  [299A.411] [POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME 
        BENEFIT.] 
           (a) A law enforcement agency shall provide benefits to any 
        peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (c), employed by the agency who: 
           (1) suffers a debilitating psychological reaction to a 
        traumatic event; 
           (2) is diagnosed by a psychiatrist or a licensed 
        psychologist as suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome; 
        and 
           (3) is determined by a psychiatrist or a licensed 
        psychologist to be unable to perform other peace officer job 
        duties offered by the employer through reassignment. 
        A peace officer who meets all of the conditions of this 
        paragraph is entitled to the benefits described in paragraph 
        (b).  A peace officer who meets the conditions in clauses (1) 
        and (2) is entitled to the benefits in paragraph (b), clause 
        (2).  The availability of benefits does not depend on whether 
        there is also an accompanying physical injury or physical cause 
        of the condition. 
           (b) The benefits provided by the law enforcement agency 
        shall include: 
           (1) payment by the employer for unreimbursed loss of wages 
        during the time period the officer is disabled, but not to 
        exceed one year; and 
           (2) payment by the employer for unreimbursed expenses for 
        medical treatment, including psychiatric or psychological 
        counseling, to cure and relieve the effects of the posttraumatic 
        stress syndrome during the time period the officer is disabled, 
        but not to exceed one year. 
           (c) The employer may request a peace officer to undergo an 
        examination by a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist selected 
        by the employer. 
           (d) As used in this section, "traumatic event" means an 
        event involving the employee lawfully taking the life of or 
        causing great bodily harm, as defined in section 609.02, 
        subdivision 8, to another by force or violence.  "Debilitating 
        psychological reaction" means that, following the traumatic 
        event, the peace officer is unable to perform the essential 
        functions of the peace officer's job without reassignment. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 299A.64, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  [REQUIRED REPORT.] By February 1 of each year, 
        the council shall report to the chairs of the senate and house 
        of representatives committees and divisions having jurisdiction 
        over criminal justice policy and funding on the activities of 
        the council and strike force.  This annual report shall include: 
           (1) a description of the council's goals for the previous 
        year and for the coming year; 
           (2) a description of the outcomes the council achieved or 
        did not achieve during the preceding year and a description of 
        the outcomes the council will seek to achieve during the coming 
        year; and 
           (3) any legislative recommendations the council has 
        including, where necessary, a description of the specific 
        legislation needed to implement the recommendations. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.843, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.] The board shall report 
        to the attorney general, from time to time, and to the 
        governor and the legislature at least biennially concerning the 
        activities of the board.  The board shall report biannually to 
        the chairs of the senate and house committees and divisions 
        having jurisdiction over criminal justice funding concerning the 
        activities of the board.  In addition to other relevant items, 
        the report must include detailed information concerning the 
        compliance reviews required in section 626.8459.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.845, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [POWERS AND DUTIES.] The board shall have 
        the following powers and duties: 
           (a) To certify peace officers' training schools or programs 
        administered by state, county and municipalities located within 
        this state in whole or in part no later than 90 days after 
        receipt of an application for certification.  The reasons for 
        noncertification of any school or program or part thereof shall 
        be transmitted to the school within 90 days and shall contain a 
        detailed explanation of the reasons for which the school or 
        program was disapproved and an explanation of what supporting 
        material or other requirements are necessary for the board to 
        reconsider.  Disapproval of a school or program shall not 
        preclude the reapplication for certification of the school or 
        program; 
           (b) To issue certificates to schools, and to revoke such 
        certification when necessary to maintain the objectives and 
        purposes of sections 626.841 to 626.863; 
           (c) To certify, as qualified, instructors at peace officer 
        training schools, and to issue appropriate certificates to such 
        instructors; 
           (d) To license peace officers who have satisfactorily 
        completed certified basic training programs, and passed 
        examinations as required by the board; 
           (e) To cause studies and surveys to be made relating to the 
        establishment, operation, and approval of state, county, and 
        municipal peace officer training schools; 
           (f) To consult and cooperate with state, county, and 
        municipal peace officer training schools for the development of 
        in-service training programs for peace officers; 
           (g) To consult and cooperate with universities, colleges, 
        and technical colleges for the development of specialized 
        courses of instruction and study in the state for peace officers 
        and part-time peace officers in police science and police 
        administration; 
           (h) To consult and cooperate with other departments and 
        agencies of the state and federal government concerned with 
        peace officer standards and training; 
           (i) To perform such other acts as may be necessary and 
        appropriate to carry out the powers and duties as set forth in 
        the provisions of sections 626.841 to 626.863; 
           (j) To coordinate the provision, on a regional basis, of 
        skills oriented basic training courses to graduates of certified 
        law enforcement training schools or programs; 
           (k) To obtain criminal conviction data for persons seeking 
        a license to be issued or possessing a license issued by the 
        board.  The board shall have authority to obtain criminal 
        conviction data to the full extent that any other law 
        enforcement agency, as that term is defined by state or federal 
        law, has to obtain the data; 
           (l) To prepare and transmit annually to the governor a 
        report of its activities with respect to allocation of moneys 
        appropriated to it for peace officers training, including the 
        name and address of each recipient of money for that purpose, 
        the amount awarded, and the purpose of the award; and 
           (m) To assist and cooperate with any political subdivision 
        or state law enforcement agency which employs persons licensed 
        by the board to establish written procedures for the 
        investigation and resolution of allegations of misconduct of 
        persons licensed by the board, and to enforce licensing 
        sanctions for failure to implement such procedures; and 
           (n) To assist and cooperate with political subdivisions and 
        state law enforcement agencies that employ persons licensed by 
        the board in establishing written procedures to govern the 
        conduct of peace officers who are in pursuit of a vehicle in 
        violation of section 609.487, and requirements for the training 
        of peace officers in conducting pursuits.  The board may impose 
        licensing sanctions for failure to establish pursuit procedures 
        and training requirements by October 1, 1989.  
           In addition, the board may maintain data received from law 
        enforcement agencies under section 626.87, subdivision 5, 
        provide the data to requesting law enforcement agencies who are 
        conducting background investigations, and maintain data on 
        applicants and licensees as part of peace officer license data.  
        The data that may be maintained include the name of the law 
        enforcement agency conducting the investigation and data on the 
        candidate provided under section 626.87, subdivision 5, clauses 
        (1) and (2). 
           Sec. 7.  [626.8458] [VEHICLE PURSUITS; POLICIES AND 
        INSTRUCTION REQUIRED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PURPOSE.] The legislature finds that 
        emergency vehicle operations are an integral part of law 
        enforcement's commitment to public safety.  Law enforcement 
        agencies shall make reasonable efforts to guide their officers 
        in the safe and responsible performance of their emergency 
        response duties.  Although laws and rules provide the foundation 
        for the conduct of law enforcement officers, continuous and 
        effective training is essential to ensure proper law enforcement 
        action during emergency vehicle operations, including police 
        pursuits.  This training must be designed to give officers both 
        skills and decision-making ability so that emergency vehicle 
        operations can be resolved safely and successfully. 
           Subd. 2.  [STATEWIDE MODEL POLICY.] (a) By July 1, 1999, 
        the board shall adopt a new or revised model policy governing 
        the conduct of peace officers who are in pursuit of a vehicle 
        being operated in violation of section 609.487.  The board shall 
        seek and consider comments of members of the public when 
        adopting the policy.  In order to assist peace officers in 
        responding to the complex and unpredictable factors associated 
        with police pursuits, the model policy shall, at a minimum, 
        contain the following components: 
           (1) a statement describing the philosophy of the model 
        policy.  This philosophy must state that the safety of all 
        persons involved in or by a police pursuit is of primary 
        importance.  It also must balance the risks of the pursuit to 
        the public and peace officers with the consequences of failing 
        to pursue; 
           (2) the factors to be considered in initiating and 
        terminating a pursuit, and the standards for evaluating the need 
        to initiate or terminate a pursuit; 
           (3) the procedures, tactics, and technologies used during 
        pursuits; 
           (4) the various responsibilities of the pursuing officers, 
        the officer supervising the pursuit, the dispatcher, and air 
        support; 
           (5) the procedures governing interjurisdictional pursuits; 
           (6) the procedures governing care of any persons injured in 
        the course of the pursuit; 
           (7) the contents of pursuit reports filed under section 
        626.5532; and 
           (8) the procedures used to evaluate each pursuit. 
           (b) The board shall review and, as necessary, revise the 
        model pursuit policy in collaboration with the Minnesota chiefs 
        of police association, the Minnesota sheriffs association, the 
        Minnesota police and peace officers association, a 
        representative from the state patrol, and other interested law 
        enforcement industry groups. 
           Subd. 3.  [AGENCY POLICIES REQUIRED.] (a) The chief law 
        enforcement officer of every state and local law enforcement 
        agency must establish and enforce a written policy governing the 
        conduct of peace officers employed by the agency who are in 
        pursuit of a vehicle being operated in violation of section 
        609.487.  The policy must, at a minimum, comply with the 
        requirements of any new or revised model pursuit policy adopted 
        by the board under subdivision 2 and must take into account the 
        comments of members of the public and any pursuit vehicle 
        technology that is available to the agency. 
           (b) Every state and local law enforcement agency must 
        certify annually to the board that it has adopted a written 
        policy in compliance with the board's model pursuit policy. 
           (c) The board shall assist the chief law enforcement 
        officer of each state and local law enforcement agency in 
        developing and implementing pursuit policies under this 
        subdivision. 
           Subd. 4.  [PRESERVICE TRAINING IN POLICE PURSUITS 
        REQUIRED.] (a) By January 1, 2000, the board shall prepare 
        learning objectives for instructing peace officers in emergency 
        vehicle operations and in the conduct of police pursuits.  The 
        course shall consist of at least seven hours of classroom and 
        skills-based training. 
           (b) An individual is not eligible to take the peace officer 
        licensing examination or the part-time peace officer licensing 
        examination on or after January 1, 2000, unless the individual 
        has received the training described in paragraph (a). 
           Subd. 5.  [IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN POLICE PURSUITS 
        REQUIRED.] The chief law enforcement officer of every state and 
        local law enforcement agency shall provide in-service training 
        in emergency vehicle operations and in the conduct of police 
        pursuits to every peace officer and part-time peace officer 
        employed by the agency who the chief law enforcement officer 
        determines may be involved in a police pursuit given the 
        officer's responsibilities.  The training shall comply with 
        learning objectives developed and approved by the board and 
        shall consist of at least eight hours of classroom and 
        skills-based training every three years. 
           Subd. 6.  [LICENSING SANCTIONS; INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.] The 
        board may impose licensing sanctions and seek injunctive relief 
        under section 214.11 for failure to comply with the requirements 
        of this section. 
           Sec. 8.  [626.8459] [POST BOARD; COMPLIANCE REVIEWS 
        REQUIRED.] 
           (a) Each year, the board shall conduct compliance reviews 
        on all state and local law enforcement agencies.  The compliance 
        reviews must ensure that the agencies are complying with all 
        requirements imposed on them by statute and rule.  The board 
        shall include in the reports to the legislature required in 
        section 626.843, subdivision 4, detailed information on the 
        compliance reviews conducted under this section.  At a minimum, 
        the reports must specify each requirement imposed by statute and 
        rule on law enforcement agencies, the compliance rate of each 
        agency, and the action taken by the board, if any, against an 
        agency not in compliance. 
           (b) The board may impose licensing sanctions and seek 
        injunctive relief under section 214.l1 for an agency's failure 
        to comply with a requirement imposed on it in statute or rule. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8462, is 
        amended to read: 
           626.8462 [COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS.] 
           Part-time peace officer licensing examinations shall be 
        designed to insure competency in the following areas reasonably 
        achievable in courses within a total hourly maximum of 54 80 
        hours: 
           (1) permissible use of force by peace officers, including 
        deadly force; 
           (a) (2) law of arrest, including probable cause; 
           (b) (3) law of search and seizure; 
           (c) (4) confessions and interrogations, oral and written; 
           (d) (5) law and rules of evidence; 
           (e) (6) Minnesota criminal code; 
           (f) (7) juvenile law; 
           (g) (8) general principles of criminal investigations; 
           (h) (9) crime scene search and investigation; 
           (i) (10) preservation and collection of crime scene 
        evidence; and 
           (j) (11) traffic enforcement, including accident 
        investigation. 
           The board shall prepare learning objectives for an 80-hour 
        course to test competency under this section. 
           Upon request, the board shall provide to any sheriff or 
        chief of police lesson plans and instructional materials 
        reasonably necessary to conduct classes in the required areas of 
        study.  Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit a 
        requirement for more comprehensive training imposed by a local 
        law enforcement agency. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8463, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS.] (a) Any 
        individual appointed or employed as a part-time peace officer 
        shall provide proof to the board that the individual has: 
           (1) satisfied the selection standards of the board then in 
        effect; 
           (2) successfully completed board recognized courses in 
        first aid and firearms training, including legal limitations on 
        the justifiable use of deadly force; and 
           (3) successfully passed a board part-time peace officer 
        licensing examination. 
           (b) The board shall develop a new examination that tests in 
        depth the expanded competency requirements of section 626.8462. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8465, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER LICENSE, RESTRICTION.] 
        Subject to section 626.8468, subdivision 1, any individual 
        licensed by the board as a part-time peace officer shall be 
        eligible for appointment or employment anywhere in the state as 
        a part-time peace officer but not as a peace officer unless the 
        individual meets board training and licensing requirements then 
        in effect for peace officers. 
           Sec. 12.  [626.8468] [PART-TIME PEACE OFFICERS; CAP ON 
        NUMBER PER AGENCY, EXPANDED TRAINING REQUIRED, CONTINUING 
        EDUCATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CAP ON NUMBER OF PART-TIME PEACE OFFICERS 
        PER AGENCY.] (a) A law enforcement agency that employed a 
        licensed part-time peace officer or that was in the process of 
        training an individual to become a licensed part-time peace 
        officer on or before February 1, 1999, may continue to do so.  
        No agency may employ more part-time peace officers than it 
        employed in calendar year 1996, 1997, or 1998. 
           (b) After January 1, 2000, the board may issue additional 
        part-time peace officer licenses to a law enforcement agency 
        that employs a part-time peace officer and that demonstrates to 
        the board an extraordinary and temporary need for the additional 
        license. 
           (c) If a local unit of government dissolves a law 
        enforcement agency that employs a part-time peace officer 
        authorized under this subdivision and contracts with another law 
        enforcement agency to provide law enforcement services, the law 
        enforcement agency contracted with may add that number of 
        part-time positions to the agency's maximum under this 
        subdivision if the agency hires or offers employment to all 
        full-time peace officers employed by the dissolved agency at the 
        time of dissolution.  The employment offered must be of 
        comparable responsibility and salary. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXPANDED TRAINING REQUIRED.] Each person seeking 
        initial licensure as a part-time peace officer shall 
        successfully complete the competency training described in 
        section 626.8462.  Before issuing a part-time peace officer 
        license or allowing a person to take the examination described 
        in section 626.8462, the board shall ensure that the applicant 
        has successfully completed the training.  The chief law 
        enforcement officer of the agency employing or seeking to employ 
        the applicant shall submit proof to the board that the applicant 
        has successfully completed the training before the applicant may 
        take the examination. 
           Subd. 3.  [CONTINUING EDUCATION.] All licensed part-time 
        peace officers shall comply with continuing education standards 
        required by the board.  The officers may receive reimbursement 
        for the costs of this education from the peace officers training 
        account described in section 357.021, subdivision 7. 
           Sec. 13.  [CAPITOL COMPLEX SECURITY STUDY.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STUDY REQUIRED.] The superintendent of the 
        bureau of criminal apprehension shall conduct an in-depth study 
        on issues related to capitol complex security, including general 
        security in the capitol complex and specific security for 
        constitutional officers and their families, legislators, members 
        of the judiciary housed in the capitol complex, state employees, 
        visitors to the capitol complex, and visiting dignitaries.  The 
        superintendent shall analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the 
        current manner in which security is provided.  To the degree 
        feasible, the superintendent shall examine how similar security 
        is provided in other states. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] By January 15, 2000, the 
        superintendent shall report to the legislature and the governor 
        on the results of the study.  In addition to the requirements 
        described in subdivision 1, the report must include 
        recommendations on ways to improve security, if improvements are 
        determined to be necessary.  These recommendations must be 
        accompanied by an analysis of the increased resources necessary 
        to implement the improvements.  The report must address the 
        advisability of having a single entity provide this security and 
        an assessment of which state agency or division would be best 
        suited to the role. 
           Sec. 14.  [ASSISTANCE FOR DISASTERS AND EXTRAORDINARY 
        EXPENSES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STUDY.] The commissioners of public 
        safety, finance, and planning shall establish a work group to 
        study the issues of disasters and extraordinary emergency 
        expenses caused by natural or other disasters.  The study shall 
        make findings and recommendations that address the following: 
           (a) situations that meet the definition of a disaster or an 
        extraordinary expense that may include: 
           (1) federal, state, or local disaster declarations; 
           (2) the events that trigger extraordinary emergency 
        expenses; and 
           (3) the process of determining extraordinary costs; 
           (b) eligible recipients for assistance that may include: 
           (1) state agencies; 
           (2) counties; 
           (3) political subdivisions; 
           (4) individuals; 
           (5) businesses; and 
           (6) private nonprofits; 
           (c) propose appropriate types of funding and funding 
        sources to provide assistance in the situations identified in 
        paragraph (a); 
           (d) identify measures to prevent or reduce the costs of 
        disasters and extraordinary emergency expenses that may include: 
           (1) increasing the capability of local entities to respond; 
           (2) hazard mitigation; and 
           (3) a cost-benefit analysis of the measures proposed; and 
           (e) possible legislative responses to requests for state 
        aid for local extraordinary disaster expenses. 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The commissioners shall seek 
        participation in the work group from representatives of the 
        following groups: 
           (1) Association of Minnesota Counties; 
           (2) League of Minnesota Cities; 
           (3) Minnesota Townships Association; 
           (4) Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers; and 
           (5) Metropolitan Emergency Managers Association. 
           The commissioners may appoint other members as they deem 
        necessary. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] By October 1, 1999, the commissioners 
        shall submit their report containing specific findings and 
        recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of 
        the house judiciary finance committee, the house transportation 
        finance committee, the senate crime prevention and judicial 
        budget division and the senate transportation budget division. 
           Sec. 15.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.5532, subdivision 
        2, is repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 626.8463, subdivision 
        2, is repealed. 
           Sec. 16.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 3, 8 to 12, and 15, paragraph (b), are effective 
        the day following final enactment. 
                                   ARTICLE 6 
                                OTHER PROVISIONS 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 2.722, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DESCRIPTION.] Effective July 1, 1959, the 
        state is divided into ten judicial districts composed of the 
        following named counties, respectively, in each of which 
        districts judges shall be chosen as hereinafter specified: 
           1.  Goodhue, Dakota, Carver, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and 
        Sibley; 28 32 judges; and four permanent chambers shall be 
        maintained in Red Wing, Hastings, Shakopee, and Glencoe and one 
        other shall be maintained at the place designated by the chief 
        judge of the district; 
           2.  Ramsey; 24 26 judges; 
           3.  Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Rice, Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, 
        Waseca, Freeborn, Mower, and Fillmore; 22 judges; and permanent 
        chambers shall be maintained in Faribault, Albert Lea, Austin, 
        Rochester, and Winona; 
           4.  Hennepin; 57 60 judges; 
           5.  Blue Earth, Watonwan, Lyon, Redwood, Brown, Nicollet, 
        Lincoln, Cottonwood, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Faribault, 
        Martin, and Jackson; 17 16 judges; and permanent chambers shall 
        be maintained in Marshall, Windom, Fairmont, New Ulm, and 
        Mankato; 
           6.  Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook; 15 judges; 
           7.  Benton, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, 
        Stearns, Todd, Clay, Becker, and Wadena; 22 24 judges; and 
        permanent chambers shall be maintained in Moorhead, Fergus 
        Falls, Little Falls, and St. Cloud; 
           8.  Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Renville, 
        Swift, Yellow Medicine, Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, 
        Traverse, and Wilkin; 11 judges; and permanent chambers shall be 
        maintained in Morris, Montevideo, and Willmar; 
           9.  Norman, Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Red Lake, Roseau, 
        Mahnomen, Pennington, Aitkin, Itasca, Crow Wing, Hubbard, 
        Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, Cass and Koochiching; 
        20 22 judges; and permanent chambers shall be maintained in 
        Crookston, Thief River Falls, Bemidji, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, 
        and International Falls; and 
           10.  Anoka, Isanti, Wright, Sherburne, Kanabec, Pine, 
        Chisago, and Washington; 35 39 judges; and permanent chambers 
        shall be maintained in Anoka, Stillwater, and other places 
        designated by the chief judge of the district. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 244.052, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] As used in this section: 
           (1) "confinement" means confinement in a state correctional 
        facility or a state treatment facility; 
           (2) "law enforcement agency" means the law enforcement 
        agency having primary jurisdiction over the location where the 
        offender expects to reside upon release; and 
           (3) "residential facility" means a facility that is 
        licensed as a residential program, as defined in section 
        245A.02, subdivision 14, by the commissioner of human services 
        under chapter 245A, or the commissioner of corrections under 
        section 241.021, whose staff are trained in the supervision of 
        sex offenders; and 
           (4) "sex offender" and "offender" mean a person who has 
        been convicted of an offense for which registration under 
        section 243.166 is required or a person who has been committed 
        pursuant to a court commitment order under section 253B.185 or 
        Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 526.10, regardless of whether 
        the person was convicted of any offense. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 244.052, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [END-OF-CONFINEMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE.] (a) The 
        commissioner of corrections shall establish and administer 
        end-of-confinement review committees at each state correctional 
        facility and at each state treatment facility where sex 
        offenders are confined.  The committees shall assess on a 
        case-by-case basis the public risk posed by sex offenders who 
        are about to be released from confinement. 
           (b) Each committee shall be a standing committee and shall 
        consist of the following members appointed by the commissioner: 
           (1) the chief executive officer or head of the correctional 
        or treatment facility where the offender is currently confined, 
        or that person's designee; 
           (2) a law enforcement officer; 
           (3) a treatment professional who is trained in the 
        assessment of sex offenders; 
           (4) a caseworker experienced in supervising sex offenders; 
        and 
           (5) a victim's services professional. 
           Members of the committee, other than the facility's chief 
        executive officer or head, shall be appointed by the 
        commissioner to two-year terms.  The chief executive officer or 
        head of the facility or designee shall act as chair of the 
        committee and shall use the facility's staff, as needed, to 
        administer the committee, obtain necessary information from 
        outside sources, and prepare risk assessment reports on 
        offenders. 
           (c) The committee shall have access to the following data 
        on a sex offender only for the purposes of its assessment and to 
        defend the committee's risk assessment determination upon 
        administrative review under this section: 
           (1) private medical data under section 13.42 or 144.335, or 
        welfare data under section 13.46 that relate to medical 
        treatment of the offender; 
           (2) private and confidential court services data under 
        section 13.84; 
           (3) private and confidential corrections data under section 
        13.85; and 
           (4) private criminal history data under section 13.87. 
           Data collected and maintained by the committee under this 
        paragraph may not be disclosed outside the committee, except as 
        provided under section 13.05, subdivision 3 or 4.  The sex 
        offender has access to data on the offender collected and 
        maintained by the committee, unless the data are confidential 
        data received under this paragraph. 
           (d)(i) Except as otherwise provided in item (ii), at least 
        90 days before a sex offender is to be released from 
        confinement, the commissioner of corrections shall convene the 
        appropriate end-of-confinement review committee for the purpose 
        of assessing the risk presented by the offender and determining 
        the risk level to which the offender shall be assigned under 
        paragraph (e).  The offender and the law enforcement agency that 
        was responsible for the charge resulting in confinement shall be 
        notified of the time and place of the committee's meeting.  The 
        offender has a right to be present and be heard at the meeting.  
        The law enforcement agency may provide material in writing that 
        is relevant to the offender's risk level to the chair of the 
        committee.  The committee shall use the risk factors described 
        in paragraph (g) and the risk assessment scale developed under 
        subdivision 2 to determine the offender's risk assessment score 
        and risk level.  Offenders scheduled for release from 
        confinement shall be assessed by the committee established at 
        the facility from which the offender is to be released.  
           (ii) If an offender is received for confinement in a 
        facility with less than 90 days remaining in the offender's term 
        of confinement, the offender's risk shall be assessed at the 
        first regularly scheduled end of confinement review committee 
        that convenes after the appropriate documentation for the risk 
        assessment is assembled by the committee.  The commissioner 
        shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that offender's risk is 
        assessed and a risk level is assigned or reassigned at least 30 
        days before the offender's release date. 
           (e) The committee shall assign to risk level I a sex 
        offender whose risk assessment score indicates a low risk of 
        reoffense.  The committee shall assign to risk level II an 
        offender whose risk assessment score indicates a moderate risk 
        of reoffense.  The committee shall assign to risk level III an 
        offender whose risk assessment score indicates a high risk of 
        reoffense. 
           (f) Before the sex offender is released from confinement, 
        the committee shall prepare a risk assessment report which 
        specifies the risk level to which the offender has been assigned 
        and the reasons underlying the committee's risk assessment 
        decision.  The committee shall give the report to the offender 
        and to the law enforcement agency at least 60 days before an 
        offender is released from confinement.  If the risk assessment 
        is performed under the circumstances described in paragraph (d), 
        item (ii), the report shall be given to the offender and the law 
        enforcement agency as soon as it is available.  The committee 
        also shall inform the offender of the availability of review 
        under subdivision 6. 
           (g) As used in this subdivision, "risk factors" includes, 
        but is not limited to, the following factors: 
           (1) the seriousness of the offense should the offender 
        reoffend.  This factor includes consideration of the following:  
           (i) the degree of likely force or harm; 
           (ii) the degree of likely physical contact; and 
           (iii) the age of the likely victim; 
           (2) the offender's prior offense history.  This factor 
        includes consideration of the following: 
           (i) the relationship of prior victims to the offender; 
           (ii) the number of prior offenses or victims; 
           (iii) the duration of the offender's prior offense history; 
           (iv) the length of time since the offender's last prior 
        offense while the offender was at risk to commit offenses; and 
           (v) the offender's prior history of other antisocial acts; 
           (3) the offender's characteristics.  This factor includes 
        consideration of the following:  
           (i) the offender's response to prior treatment efforts; and 
           (ii) the offender's history of substance abuse; 
           (4) the availability of community supports to the offender. 
        This factor includes consideration of the following: 
           (i) the availability and likelihood that the offender will 
        be involved in therapeutic treatment; 
           (ii) the availability of residential supports to the 
        offender, such as a stable and supervised living arrangement in 
        an appropriate location; 
           (iii) the offender's familial and social relationships, 
        including the nature and length of these relationships and the 
        level of support that the offender may receive from these 
        persons; and 
           (iv) the offender's lack of education or employment 
        stability; 
           (5) whether the offender has indicated or credible evidence 
        in the record indicates that the offender will reoffend if 
        released into the community; and 
           (6) whether the offender demonstrates a physical condition 
        that minimizes the risk of reoffense, including but not limited 
        to, advanced age or a debilitating illness or physical condition.
           (h) Upon the request of the law enforcement agency or the 
        offender's corrections agent, the commissioner may reconvene the 
        end-of-confinement review committee for the purpose of 
        reassessing the risk level to which an offender has been 
        assigned under paragraph (e).  In a request for a reassessment, 
        the law enforcement agency which was responsible for the charge 
        resulting in confinement or agent shall list the facts and 
        circumstances arising after the initial assignment or facts and 
        circumstances known to law enforcement or the agent but not 
        considered by the committee under paragraph (e) which support 
        the request for a reassessment.  The request for reassessment 
        must occur within 30 days of receipt of the report indicating 
        the offender's risk level assignment.  Upon review of the 
        request, the end-of-confinement review committee may reassign an 
        offender to a different risk level.  If the offender is 
        reassigned to a higher risk level, the offender has the right to 
        seek review of the committee's determination under subdivision 6.
           (i) An offender may request the end-of-confinement review 
        committee to reassess the offender's assigned risk level after 
        two years have elapsed since the committee's initial risk 
        assessment and may renew the request once every two years 
        following subsequent denials.  In a request for reassessment, 
        the offender shall list the facts and circumstances which 
        demonstrate that the offender no longer poses the same degree of 
        risk to the community.  The committee shall follow the process 
        outlined in paragraphs (a) to (e), and (g) in the reassessment. 
           (j) The commissioner shall establish an end-of-confinement 
        review committee to assign a risk level to offenders who are 
        released from a federal correctional facility in Minnesota or 
        another state and who intend to reside in Minnesota, and to 
        offenders accepted from another state under a reciprocal 
        agreement for parole supervision under the interstate compact 
        authorized by section 243.16.  The committee shall make 
        reasonable efforts to conform to the same timelines as applied 
        to Minnesota cases.  Offenders accepted from another state under 
        a reciprocal agreement for probation supervision are not 
        assigned a risk level, but are considered downward dispositional 
        departures.  The probation or court services officer and law 
        enforcement officer shall manage such cases in accordance with 
        section 244.10, subdivision 2a.  The policies and procedures of 
        the committee for federal offenders and interstate compact cases 
        must be in accordance with all requirements as set forth in this 
        section, unless restrictions caused by the nature of federal or 
        interstate transfers prevents such conformance. 
           (k) If the committee assigns a sex offender to risk level 
        III, the committee shall determine whether residency 
        restrictions shall be included in the conditions of the 
        offender's release based on the offender's pattern of offending 
        behavior. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 244.052, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY; DISCLOSURE OF 
        INFORMATION TO PUBLIC.] (a) The law enforcement agency in the 
        area where the sex offender resides, expects to reside, is 
        employed, or is regularly found, shall disclose to the public 
        any information regarding the offender contained in the report 
        forwarded to the agency under subdivision 3, paragraph (f), if 
        the agency determines that disclosure of the information is 
        relevant and necessary to protect the public and to counteract 
        the offender's dangerousness.  The extent of the information 
        disclosed and the community to whom disclosure is made must 
        relate to the level of danger posed by the offender, to the 
        offender's pattern of offending behavior, and to the need of 
        community members for information to enhance their individual 
        and collective safety. 
           (b) The law enforcement agency shall consider the following 
        guidelines in determining the scope of disclosure made under 
        this subdivision: 
           (1) if the offender is assigned to risk level I, the agency 
        may maintain information regarding the offender within the 
        agency and may disclose it to other law enforcement agencies.  
        Additionally, the agency may disclose the information to any 
        victims of or witnesses to the offense committed by the offender.
        The agency shall disclose the information to victims of the 
        offense committed by the offender who have requested disclosure; 
           (2) if the offender is assigned to risk level II, the 
        agency also may disclose the information to agencies and groups 
        that the offender is likely to encounter for the purpose of 
        securing those institutions and protecting individuals in their 
        care while they are on or near the premises of the institution.  
        These agencies and groups include the staff members of public 
        and private educational institutions, day care establishments, 
        and establishments and organizations that primarily serve 
        individuals likely to be victimized by the offender.  The agency 
        also may disclose the information to individuals the agency 
        believes are likely to be victimized by the offender.  The 
        agency's belief shall be based on the offender's pattern of 
        offending or victim preference as documented in the information 
        provided by the department of corrections or human services; 
           (3) if the offender is assigned to risk level III, the 
        agency also may disclose the information to other members of the 
        community whom the offender is likely to encounter. 
           Notwithstanding the assignment of a sex offender to risk 
        level II or III, a law enforcement agency may not make the 
        disclosures permitted by clause (2) or (3), if: the offender is 
        placed or resides in a residential facility that is licensed as 
        a residential program, as defined in section 245A.02, 
        subdivision 14, by the commissioner of human services under 
        chapter 254A, or the commissioner of corrections under section 
        241.021; and the facility and its staff are trained in the 
        supervision of sex offenders.  However, if an offender is placed 
        or resides in a licensed residential facility, the offender and 
        the head of the facility shall designate the offender's likely 
        residence upon release from the facility and the head of the 
        facility shall notify the commissioner of corrections or the 
        commissioner of human services of the offender's likely 
        residence at least 14 days before the offender's scheduled 
        release date.  The commissioner shall give this information to 
        the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the 
        offender's likely residence.  The head of the residential 
        facility also shall notify the commissioner of corrections or 
        human services within 48 hours after finalizing the offender's 
        approved relocation plan to a permanent residence.  Within five 
        days after receiving this notification, the appropriate 
        commissioner shall give to the appropriate law enforcement 
        agency all relevant information the commissioner has concerning 
        the offender, including information on the risk factors in the 
        offender's history and the risk level to which the offender was 
        assigned.  After receiving this information, the law enforcement 
        agency may make the disclosures permitted by clause (2) or (3), 
        as appropriate. 
           (c) As used in paragraph (b), clauses (2) and (3), "likely 
        to encounter" means that:  
           (1) the organizations or community members are in a 
        location or in close proximity to a location where the offender 
        lives or is employed, or which the offender visits or is likely 
        to visit on a regular basis, other than the location of the 
        offender's outpatient treatment program; and 
           (2) the types of interaction which ordinarily occur at that 
        location and other circumstances indicate that contact with the 
        offender is reasonably certain. 
           (d) A law enforcement agency or official who decides to 
        disclose information under this subdivision shall make a good 
        faith effort to make the notification within 14 days of receipt 
        of a confirmed address from the department of corrections 
        indicating that the offender will be, or has been, released from 
        confinement, or accepted for supervision, or has moved to a new 
        address and will reside at the address indicated.  If a change 
        occurs in the release plan, this notification provision does not 
        require an extension of the release date.  
           (e) A law enforcement agency or official that decides to 
        disclose information under this subdivision shall not disclose 
        the identity of the victims of or witnesses to the offender's 
        offenses. 
           (f) A law enforcement agency may continue to disclose 
        information on an offender under this subdivision for as long as 
        the offender is required to register under section 243.166. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 244.052, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [LEVEL III OFFENDERS; LOCATION OF 
        RESIDENCE.] When an offender assigned to risk level III is 
        released from confinement or a residential facility to reside in 
        the community or changes residence while on supervised or 
        conditional release, the agency responsible for the offender's 
        supervision shall take into consideration the proximity of the 
        offender's residence to that of other level III offenders and, 
        to the greatest extent feasible, shall mitigate the 
        concentration of level III offenders. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 253B.185, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.] (a) For purposes of 
        this subdivision, "state facility" has the meaning given in 
        section 246.50. 
           (b) Notwithstanding sections 246.54, 253B.045, and any 
        other law to the contrary, when a petition is filed for 
        commitment under this section pursuant to the notice required in 
        section 244.05, subdivision 7, the state and county are each 
        responsible for 50 percent of the cost of the person's 
        confinement at a state facility or county jail, prior to 
        commitment. 
           (c) The county shall submit an invoice to the state court 
        administrator for reimbursement of the state's share of the cost 
        of confinement. 
           (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the state's 
        responsibility for reimbursement is limited to the amount 
        appropriated for this purpose. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256.01, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIFIC POWERS.] Subject to the provisions of 
        section 241.021, subdivision 2, the commissioner of human 
        services shall: 
           (1) Administer and supervise all forms of public assistance 
        provided for by state law and other welfare activities or 
        services as are vested in the commissioner.  Administration and 
        supervision of human services activities or services includes, 
        but is not limited to, assuring timely and accurate distribution 
        of benefits, completeness of service, and quality program 
        management.  In addition to administering and supervising human 
        services activities vested by law in the department, the 
        commissioner shall have the authority to: 
           (a) require county agency participation in training and 
        technical assistance programs to promote compliance with 
        statutes, rules, federal laws, regulations, and policies 
        governing human services; 
           (b) monitor, on an ongoing basis, the performance of county 
        agencies in the operation and administration of human services, 
        enforce compliance with statutes, rules, federal laws, 
        regulations, and policies governing welfare services and promote 
        excellence of administration and program operation; 
           (c) develop a quality control program or other monitoring 
        program to review county performance and accuracy of benefit 
        determinations; 
           (d) require county agencies to make an adjustment to the 
        public assistance benefits issued to any individual consistent 
        with federal law and regulation and state law and rule and to 
        issue or recover benefits as appropriate; 
           (e) delay or deny payment of all or part of the state and 
        federal share of benefits and administrative reimbursement 
        according to the procedures set forth in section 256.017; 
           (f) make contracts with and grants to public and private 
        agencies and organizations, both profit and nonprofit, and 
        individuals, using appropriated funds; and 
           (g) enter into contractual agreements with federally 
        recognized Indian tribes with a reservation in Minnesota to the 
        extent necessary for the tribe to operate a federally approved 
        family assistance program or any other program under the 
        supervision of the commissioner.  The commissioner shall consult 
        with the affected county or counties in the contractual 
        agreement negotiations, if the county or counties wish to be 
        included, in order to avoid the duplication of county and tribal 
        assistance program services.  The commissioner may establish 
        necessary accounts for the purposes of receiving and disbursing 
        funds as necessary for the operation of the programs. 
           (2) Inform county agencies, on a timely basis, of changes 
        in statute, rule, federal law, regulation, and policy necessary 
        to county agency administration of the programs. 
           (3) Administer and supervise all child welfare activities; 
        promote the enforcement of laws protecting handicapped, 
        dependent, neglected and delinquent children, and children born 
        to mothers who were not married to the children's fathers at the 
        times of the conception nor at the births of the children; 
        license and supervise child-caring and child-placing agencies 
        and institutions; supervise the care of children in boarding and 
        foster homes or in private institutions; and generally perform 
        all functions relating to the field of child welfare now vested 
        in the state board of control. 
           (4) Administer and supervise all noninstitutional service 
        to handicapped persons, including those who are visually 
        impaired, hearing impaired, or physically impaired or otherwise 
        handicapped.  The commissioner may provide and contract for the 
        care and treatment of qualified indigent children in facilities 
        other than those located and available at state hospitals when 
        it is not feasible to provide the service in state hospitals. 
           (5) Assist and actively cooperate with other departments, 
        agencies and institutions, local, state, and federal, by 
        performing services in conformity with the purposes of Laws 
        1939, chapter 431. 
           (6) Act as the agent of and cooperate with the federal 
        government in matters of mutual concern relative to and in 
        conformity with the provisions of Laws 1939, chapter 431, 
        including the administration of any federal funds granted to the 
        state to aid in the performance of any functions of the 
        commissioner as specified in Laws 1939, chapter 431, and 
        including the promulgation of rules making uniformly available 
        medical care benefits to all recipients of public assistance, at 
        such times as the federal government increases its participation 
        in assistance expenditures for medical care to recipients of 
        public assistance, the cost thereof to be borne in the same 
        proportion as are grants of aid to said recipients. 
           (7) Establish and maintain any administrative units 
        reasonably necessary for the performance of administrative 
        functions common to all divisions of the department. 
           (8) Act as designated guardian of both the estate and the 
        person of all the wards of the state of Minnesota, whether by 
        operation of law or by an order of court, without any further 
        act or proceeding whatever, except as to persons committed as 
        mentally retarded.  For children under the guardianship of the 
        commissioner whose interests would be best served by adoptive 
        placement, the commissioner may contract with a licensed 
        child-placing agency to provide adoption services.  A contract 
        with a licensed child-placing agency must be designed to 
        supplement existing county efforts and may not replace existing 
        county programs, unless the replacement is agreed to by the 
        county board and the appropriate exclusive bargaining 
        representative or the commissioner has evidence that child 
        placements of the county continue to be substantially below that 
        of other counties. 
           (9) Act as coordinating referral and informational center 
        on requests for service for newly arrived immigrants coming to 
        Minnesota. 
           (10) The specific enumeration of powers and duties as 
        hereinabove set forth shall in no way be construed to be a 
        limitation upon the general transfer of powers herein contained. 
           (11) Establish county, regional, or statewide schedules of 
        maximum fees and charges which may be paid by county agencies 
        for medical, dental, surgical, hospital, nursing and nursing 
        home care and medicine and medical supplies under all programs 
        of medical care provided by the state and for congregate living 
        care under the income maintenance programs. 
           (12) Have the authority to conduct and administer 
        experimental projects to test methods and procedures of 
        administering assistance and services to recipients or potential 
        recipients of public welfare.  To carry out such experimental 
        projects, it is further provided that the commissioner of human 
        services is authorized to waive the enforcement of existing 
        specific statutory program requirements, rules, and standards in 
        one or more counties.  The order establishing the waiver shall 
        provide alternative methods and procedures of administration, 
        shall not be in conflict with the basic purposes, coverage, or 
        benefits provided by law, and in no event shall the duration of 
        a project exceed four years.  It is further provided that no 
        order establishing an experimental project as authorized by the 
        provisions of this section shall become effective until the 
        following conditions have been met: 
           (a) The secretary of health, education, and welfare of the 
        United States has agreed, for the same project, to waive state 
        plan requirements relative to statewide uniformity. 
           (b) A comprehensive plan, including estimated project 
        costs, shall be approved by the legislative advisory commission 
        and filed with the commissioner of administration.  
           (13) According to federal requirements, establish 
        procedures to be followed by local welfare boards in creating 
        citizen advisory committees, including procedures for selection 
        of committee members. 
           (14) Allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions 
        which are based on quality control error rates for the aid to 
        families with dependent children, Minnesota family investment 
        program-statewide, medical assistance, or food stamp program in 
        the following manner:  
           (a) One-half of the total amount of the disallowance shall 
        be borne by the county boards responsible for administering the 
        programs.  For the medical assistance, MFIP-S, and AFDC 
        programs, disallowances shall be shared by each county board in 
        the same proportion as that county's expenditures for the 
        sanctioned program are to the total of all counties' 
        expenditures for the AFDC, MFIP-S, and medical assistance 
        programs.  For the food stamp program, sanctions shall be shared 
        by each county board, with 50 percent of the sanction being 
        distributed to each county in the same proportion as that 
        county's administrative costs for food stamps are to the total 
        of all food stamp administrative costs for all counties, and 50 
        percent of the sanctions being distributed to each county in the 
        same proportion as that county's value of food stamp benefits 
        issued are to the total of all benefits issued for all 
        counties.  Each county shall pay its share of the disallowance 
        to the state of Minnesota.  When a county fails to pay the 
        amount due hereunder, the commissioner may deduct the amount 
        from reimbursement otherwise due the county, or the attorney 
        general, upon the request of the commissioner, may institute 
        civil action to recover the amount due. 
           (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a), if the 
        disallowance results from knowing noncompliance by one or more 
        counties with a specific program instruction, and that knowing 
        noncompliance is a matter of official county board record, the 
        commissioner may require payment or recover from the county or 
        counties, in the manner prescribed in paragraph (a), an amount 
        equal to the portion of the total disallowance which resulted 
        from the noncompliance, and may distribute the balance of the 
        disallowance according to paragraph (a).  
           (15) Develop and implement special projects that maximize 
        reimbursements and result in the recovery of money to the 
        state.  For the purpose of recovering state money, the 
        commissioner may enter into contracts with third parties.  Any 
        recoveries that result from projects or contracts entered into 
        under this paragraph shall be deposited in the state treasury 
        and credited to a special account until the balance in the 
        account reaches $1,000,000.  When the balance in the account 
        exceeds $1,000,000, the excess shall be transferred and credited 
        to the general fund.  All money in the account is appropriated 
        to the commissioner for the purposes of this paragraph. 
           (16) Have the authority to make direct payments to 
        facilities providing shelter to women and their children 
        according to section 256D.05, subdivision 3.  Upon the written 
        request of a shelter facility that has been denied payments 
        under section 256D.05, subdivision 3, the commissioner shall 
        review all relevant evidence and make a determination within 30 
        days of the request for review regarding issuance of direct 
        payments to the shelter facility.  Failure to act within 30 days 
        shall be considered a determination not to issue direct payments.
           (17) Have the authority to establish and enforce the 
        following county reporting requirements:  
           (a) The commissioner shall establish fiscal and statistical 
        reporting requirements necessary to account for the expenditure 
        of funds allocated to counties for human services programs.  
        When establishing financial and statistical reporting 
        requirements, the commissioner shall evaluate all reports, in 
        consultation with the counties, to determine if the reports can 
        be simplified or the number of reports can be reduced. 
           (b) The county board shall submit monthly or quarterly 
        reports to the department as required by the commissioner.  
        Monthly reports are due no later than 15 working days after the 
        end of the month.  Quarterly reports are due no later than 30 
        calendar days after the end of the quarter, unless the 
        commissioner determines that the deadline must be shortened to 
        20 calendar days to avoid jeopardizing compliance with federal 
        deadlines or risking a loss of federal funding.  Only reports 
        that are complete, legible, and in the required format shall be 
        accepted by the commissioner.  
           (c) If the required reports are not received by the 
        deadlines established in clause (b), the commissioner may delay 
        payments and withhold funds from the county board until the next 
        reporting period.  When the report is needed to account for the 
        use of federal funds and the late report results in a reduction 
        in federal funding, the commissioner shall withhold from the 
        county boards with late reports an amount equal to the reduction 
        in federal funding until full federal funding is received.  
           (d) A county board that submits reports that are late, 
        illegible, incomplete, or not in the required format for two out 
        of three consecutive reporting periods is considered 
        noncompliant.  When a county board is found to be noncompliant, 
        the commissioner shall notify the county board of the reason the 
        county board is considered noncompliant and request that the 
        county board develop a corrective action plan stating how the 
        county board plans to correct the problem.  The corrective 
        action plan must be submitted to the commissioner within 45 days 
        after the date the county board received notice of noncompliance.
           (e) The final deadline for fiscal reports or amendments to 
        fiscal reports is one year after the date the report was 
        originally due.  If the commissioner does not receive a report 
        by the final deadline, the county board forfeits the funding 
        associated with the report for that reporting period and the 
        county board must repay any funds associated with the report 
        received for that reporting period. 
           (f) The commissioner may not delay payments, withhold 
        funds, or require repayment under paragraph (c) or (e) if the 
        county demonstrates that the commissioner failed to provide 
        appropriate forms, guidelines, and technical assistance to 
        enable the county to comply with the requirements.  If the 
        county board disagrees with an action taken by the commissioner 
        under paragraph (c) or (e), the county board may appeal the 
        action according to sections 14.57 to 14.69. 
           (g) Counties subject to withholding of funds under 
        paragraph (c) or forfeiture or repayment of funds under 
        paragraph (e) shall not reduce or withhold benefits or services 
        to clients to cover costs incurred due to actions taken by the 
        commissioner under paragraph (c) or (e). 
           (18) Allocate federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions for 
        audit exceptions when federal fiscal disallowances or sanctions 
        are based on a statewide random sample for the foster care 
        program under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, United 
        States Code, title 42, in direct proportion to each county's 
        title IV-E foster care maintenance claim for that period. 
           (19) Be responsible for ensuring the detection, prevention, 
        investigation, and resolution of fraudulent activities or 
        behavior by applicants, recipients, and other participants in 
        the human services programs administered by the department. 
           (20) Require county agencies to identify overpayments, 
        establish claims, and utilize all available and cost-beneficial 
        methodologies to collect and recover these overpayments in the 
        human services programs administered by the department. 
           (21) Have the authority to administer a drug rebate program 
        for drugs purchased pursuant to the senior citizen drug program 
        established under section 256.955 after the beneficiary's 
        satisfaction of any deductible established in the program.  The 
        commissioner shall require a rebate agreement from all 
        manufacturers of covered drugs as defined in section 256B.0625, 
        subdivision 13.  For each drug, the amount of the rebate shall 
        be equal to the basic rebate as defined for purposes of the 
        federal rebate program in United States Code, title 42, section 
        1396r-8(c)(1).  This basic rebate shall be applied to 
        single-source and multiple-source drugs.  The manufacturers must 
        provide full payment within 30 days of receipt of the state 
        invoice for the rebate within the terms and conditions used for 
        the federal rebate program established pursuant to section 1927 
        of title XIX of the Social Security Act.  The manufacturers must 
        provide the commissioner with any information necessary to 
        verify the rebate determined per drug.  The rebate program shall 
        utilize the terms and conditions used for the federal rebate 
        program established pursuant to section 1927 of title XIX of the 
        Social Security Act. 
           (22) Develop recommended standards for foster care homes 
        that address the components of specialized therapeutic services 
        to be provided by foster care homes with those services. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.151, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [JUVENILE TREATMENT SCREENING TEAM.] (a) The 
        local social services agency, at its option, may shall establish 
        a juvenile treatment screening team to conduct screenings and 
        prepare case plans under this subdivision.  The team, which may 
        be the team constituted under section 245.4885 or 256B.092 or 
        Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.6600 to 9530.6655, shall consist of 
        social workers, juvenile justice professionals, and persons with 
        expertise in the treatment of juveniles who are emotionally 
        disabled, chemically dependent, or have a developmental 
        disability.  The team shall involve parents or guardians in the 
        screening process as appropriate.  
           (b) This paragraph applies only in counties that have 
        established a juvenile treatment screening team under paragraph 
        (a).  If the court, prior to, or as part of, a final 
        disposition, proposes to place a child: 
           (1) for the primary purpose of treatment for an emotional 
        disturbance, a developmental disability, or chemical dependency 
        in a residential treatment facility out of state or in one which 
        is within the state and licensed by the commissioner of human 
        services under chapter 245A; or 
           (2) in any out-of-home setting potentially exceeding 30 
        days in duration, including a postdispositional placement in a 
        facility licensed by the commissioner of corrections or human 
        services, 
        the court shall notify the county welfare agency.  The county's 
        juvenile treatment screening team must either:  (1) screen and 
        evaluate the child and file its recommendations with the court 
        within 14 days of receipt of the notice; or (2) elect not to 
        screen a given case, and notify the court of that decision 
        within three working days.  
           (c) If the screening team has elected to screen and 
        evaluate the child, the child may not be placed for the primary 
        purpose of treatment for an emotional disturbance, a 
        developmental disability, or chemical dependency, in a 
        residential treatment facility out of state nor in a residential 
        treatment facility within the state that is licensed under 
        chapter 245A, unless one of the following conditions applies:  
           (1) a treatment professional certifies that an emergency 
        requires the placement of the child in a facility within the 
        state; 
           (2) the screening team has evaluated the child and 
        recommended that a residential placement is necessary to meet 
        the child's treatment needs and the safety needs of the 
        community, that it is a cost-effective means of meeting the 
        treatment needs, and that it will be of therapeutic value to the 
        child; or 
           (3) the court, having reviewed a screening team 
        recommendation against placement, determines to the contrary 
        that a residential placement is necessary.  The court shall 
        state the reasons for its determination in writing, on the 
        record, and shall respond specifically to the findings and 
        recommendation of the screening team in explaining why the 
        recommendation was rejected.  The attorney representing the 
        child and the prosecuting attorney shall be afforded an 
        opportunity to be heard on the matter. 
           Sec. 9.  [260.154] [CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR JUVENILE 
        OFFENDERS.] 
           Each county shall develop a written policy for classifying 
        juvenile offenders.  The policy must include methods to classify 
        the reoffense risk and service needs of juvenile offenders.  In 
        developing its policy, each county, to the extent practicable, 
        shall consult with the department of corrections and attempt to 
        achieve compatibility with other counties' classification 
        systems.  The department of corrections shall cooperate with 
        counties in the development of their classification systems by 
        offering training programs, explaining existing county risk 
        assessment practices, and providing other requested services. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.181, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 3b.  [INTENDED OUTCOMES.] When the court orders an 
        out-of-home placement disposition for a child, the court shall 
        state in its disposition order the intended outcome of the 
        placement. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.185, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1d.  [CASE PLAN.] (a) For each disposition ordered 
        for an out-of-home placement potentially exceeding 30 days, the 
        court shall order the appropriate agency to develop a case plan 
        in consultation with the child's parent or parents, guardian or 
        custodian, and other appropriate parties.  At a minimum, the 
        case plan must specify: 
           (1) the actions to be taken by the child and, if 
        appropriate, the child's parent, guardian, or custodian to 
        insure the child's safety, future lawful conduct, and compliance 
        with the court's disposition order; and 
           (2) the services to be offered and provided by the agency 
        to the child and, if appropriate, the child's parent, guardian, 
        or custodian. 
           (b) The court shall review the case plan and, upon 
        approving it, incorporate it into its disposition order.  The 
        court may review and modify the terms of the case plan as 
        appropriate.  A party has a right to request a court review of 
        the reasonableness of the case plan upon a showing of a 
        substantial change of circumstances. 
           Sec. 12.  [260.196] [COUNTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRANSITIONAL 
        SERVICES PLANS.] 
           When a child is subject to a court dispositional order 
        resulting in an out-of-home placement potentially exceeding 30 
        days in a residential program under this chapter, the county in 
        which the court is located is responsible for monitoring the 
        implementation of a transitional service plan upon the child's 
        discharge from the program.  The county's responsibility under 
        this section extends to juveniles committed to the commissioner 
        of corrections who have completed the 90-day residential 
        after-care component of the program.  The county's 
        responsibility includes monitoring and coordinating after-care 
        services to the child. 
           Sec. 13.  [260.197] [REPORTS ON ACHIEVEMENT OF GOALS OF 
        COURT-ORDERED OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS.] 
           By January 15, 2002, and each January 15 after that, the 
        commissioners of corrections and human services shall report to 
        the legislature on the extent to which the goals of 
        court-ordered out-of-home placements required under section 
        260.181, subdivision 3b, are being met. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 346.56, is 
        amended to read: 
           346.56 [UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF ANIMALS.] 
           Subd. 2.  [LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES.] A person who without 
        permission releases an animal lawfully confined for science, 
        research, commerce, or education is liable: 
           (1) to the owner of the animal for damages, including the 
        costs of restoring the animal to confinement and to its health 
        condition prior to release; and 
           (2) for damage to personal and real property caused by the 
        released animal.; 
           (3) if the release causes the failure or interruption of an 
        experiment, the person is liable for all costs of repeating the 
        experiment, including replacement of the animals, labor, and 
        materials; and 
           (4) for any other damage the person causes to property in 
        the facility from which the animal was released. 
           Subd. 3.  [AMOUNT OF DAMAGES.] A person who is damaged 
        under subdivision 2, clause (3) or (4), is entitled to recover a 
        minimum of $5,000 or three times the actual damages incurred by 
        that person under subdivision 2, clause (3) or (4), whichever is 
        greater, and punitive damages, costs, and reasonable attorney 
        fees. 
           Subd. 4.  [THIRD PARTY LIABILITY; PRESUMPTION.] A person or 
        organization who plans or assists in the development of a plan 
        to release, without permission, an animal lawfully confined for 
        science, research, commerce, or education, or who otherwise 
        aids, advises, hires, counsels, or encourages another to commit 
        the act is jointly and severally liable for all damages under 
        subdivision 3.  There is a rebuttable presumption that a person 
        or organization who claims responsibility for the act is liable 
        under this subdivision. 
           Sec. 15.  [480.175] [QUALIFIED COURT INTERPRETERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The supreme court, through 
        the office of the state court administrator, shall establish a 
        program for training, testing, registering, and certifying 
        qualified court interpreters. 
           Subd. 2.  [FEES.] The supreme court may adopt rules to 
        assess fees for training, testing, registering, and certifying 
        court interpreters.  Any fees imposed and collected shall be 
        deposited with the state treasurer and shall constitute a 
        special fund in the state treasury.  The money in this fund 
        shall not cancel back to the general fund and is appropriated 
        annually to the supreme court for the cost of training, testing, 
        certifying, and registering court interpreters. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] By January 15 of each year, the supreme 
        court shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of 
        the senate and house committees and divisions with jurisdiction 
        over criminal justice funding on the amount of fees imposed, 
        collected, and appropriated under this section.  The report must 
        include information on how the money is being used. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.013, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] (a) A program is 
        established in the second and fourth judicial districts to 
        consolidate the hearing and determination of matters related to 
        residential rental housing and to ensure continuity and 
        consistency in the disposition of cases. 
           (b) Outside the second and fourth judicial districts, a 
        district court may establish the program described in paragraph 
        (a) in counties that it specifies in the district. 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.013, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [JURISDICTION.] The housing calendar program may 
        consolidate the hearing and determination of all proceedings 
        under chapters 504 and 566; criminal and civil proceedings 
        related to violations of any state, county or city health, 
        safety, housing, building, fire prevention or housing 
        maintenance code; escrow of rent proceedings; landlord-tenant 
        damage actions; and actions for rent and rent abatement.  A 
        proceeding under sections 566.01 to 566.17 may not be delayed 
        because of the consolidation of matters under the housing 
        calendar program.  
           The program must provide for the consolidation of 
        landlord-tenant damage actions and actions for rent at the 
        request of either party.  A court may not consolidate claims 
        unless the plaintiff has met the applicable jurisdictional and 
        procedural requirements for each cause of action.  A request for 
        consolidation of claims by the plaintiff does not require 
        mandatory joinder of defendant's claims, and a defendant is not 
        barred from raising those claims at another time or forum. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 611A.77, is 
        amended to read: 
           611A.77 [MEDIATION PROGRAMS FOR CRIME VICTIMS AND 
        OFFENDERS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GRANTS.] The state court administrator 
        executive director of the center for crime victim services shall 
        award grants to nonprofit organizations to create or expand 
        mediation programs for crime victims and offenders.  For 
        purposes of this section, "offender" means an adult charged with 
        a nonviolent crime or a juvenile who has been referred to a 
        mediation program before or after a petition for delinquency has 
        been filed in connection with a nonviolent offense, and 
        "nonviolent crime" and "nonviolent offense" exclude any offense 
        in which the victim is a family or household member, as defined 
        in section 518B.01, subdivision 2. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROGRAMS.] The state court administrator 
        executive director of the center for crime victim services shall 
        award grants to further the following goals: 
           (1) to expand existing mediation programs for crime victims 
        and juvenile offenders to also include adult offenders; 
           (2) to initiate victim-offender mediation programs in areas 
        that have no victim-offender mediation programs; 
           (3) to expand the opportunities for crime victims to be 
        involved in the criminal justice process; 
           (4) to evaluate the effectiveness of victim-offender 
        mediation programs in reducing recidivism and encouraging the 
        payment of court-ordered restitution; and 
           (5) to evaluate the satisfaction of victims who participate 
        in the mediation programs. 
           Subd. 3.  [MEDIATOR QUALIFICATIONS.] The state court 
        administrator executive director of the center for crime victim 
        services shall establish criteria to ensure that mediators 
        participating in the program are qualified. 
           Subd. 4.  [MATCH REQUIRED.] A nonprofit organization may 
        not receive a grant under this section unless the group has 
        raised a matching amount from other sources. 
           Sec. 19.  Laws 1997, chapter 85, article 3, section 53, is 
        amended to read: 
           Sec. 53.  [TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PROVIDING 
        SECURE CRISIS SHELTER.] 
           In state fiscal year 2000 2001, all the powers, duties, and 
        functions of the commissioner of human services relating to the 
        operation and funding of shelters for battered women are 
        transferred to the commissioner of corrections executive 
        director of the center for crime victim services in accordance 
        with Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, except for personnel 
        transfers under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivision 
        7. 
           No payments by the general assistance program under 
        Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256D.05, subdivision 3 or 3a, 
        will be made after June 30, 2000. 
           Sec. 20.  [TASK FORCE ON JUVENILE OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT 
        GOALS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED.] The chief justice 
        of the supreme court is requested to convene a task force on 
        juvenile out-of-home placement goals.  If the task force is 
        convened, it shall: 
           (1) develop a uniform list of possible out-of-home 
        placement goals for juvenile court dispositions from which 
        judges could select when complying with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 260.181, subdivision 3b; and 
           (2) identify steps required to be taken by state agencies 
        to collect and report summary information on the achievement of 
        these goals. 
           The task force shall specify which agencies should collect 
        the information and identify costs related to collecting it. 
           Subd. 2.  [MEMBERSHIP.] The chief justice should invite 
        individuals with a demonstrated interest and experience in 
        issues related to juvenile out-of-home placements to join the 
        task force.  In addition, the chief justice should invite 
        legislators and representatives from the executive branch to 
        join the task force, as well as representatives from county 
        corrections agencies and communities of color. 
           Subd. 3.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] By January 15, 2001, the task 
        force shall report its recommendations to the chairs and ranking 
        minority members of the senate and house committees having 
        jurisdiction over issues related to criminal justice, civil law, 
        and human services.  The report must identify any changes 
        required in law to implement its recommendations.  The task 
        force expires upon submission of its report.  
           Sec. 21.  [TASK FORCE ON INFORMATION COLLECTION FOR 
        OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED.] The commissioners 
        of corrections and human services shall convene a task force to 
        identify ways to collect comprehensive statewide information on 
        juvenile out-of-home placement spending and individual juvenile 
        out-of-home placements.  The task force shall review and address 
        the findings made in the January 1999 juvenile out-of-home 
        placement program evaluation report prepared by the office of 
        the legislative auditor.  The task force shall:  (1) identify 
        ways for county corrections agencies to report information on 
        all individual out-of-home placements, including preadjudication 
        detention and postadjudication placements; (2) identify ways to 
        coordinate these efforts with the data collection requirements 
        of the umbrella rule; (3) identify ways to coordinate the data 
        collection systems of the department of human services and 
        corrections to ensure that juvenile out-of-home placement data 
        can be shared between the agencies; and (4) study ways to 
        increase federal reimbursement for out-of-home placements and 
        after care costs including juvenile probation.  The task force 
        expires upon submission of its recommendations to the 
        commissioners. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] By January 15, 2001, the 
        commissioners of corrections and human services shall report to 
        the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house 
        committees having jurisdiction over issues related to criminal 
        justice, civil law, and human services on the recommendations of 
        the task force. 
           Sec. 22.  [TASK FORCE ON RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM COMPLETION 
        INFORMATION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED.] The commissioners 
        of corrections and human services shall convene a task force to 
        adopt uniform definitions for measuring residential program 
        completion rates for juveniles placed in residential facilities. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] By January 15, 2001, the 
        commissioners of corrections and human services shall report to 
        the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house 
        committees having jurisdiction over issues related to criminal 
        justice, civil law, and human services on the recommendations of 
        the task force.  The task force expires upon submission of its 
        recommendations to the commissioners. 
           Sec. 23.  [CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE SERVICES FOR JUVENILES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [IDENTIFICATION OF BEST PRACTICES 
        REQUIRED.] The commissioners of corrections and human services 
        shall study issues involving providing culturally appropriate 
        screening, assessment, case management, and direct services for 
        juveniles in juvenile court.  The commissioners shall identify a 
        set of best practices in these areas and make these recommended 
        best practices available to the staffs of juvenile residential 
        facilities and counties. 
           Subd. 2.  [REPORT.] By January 15, 2001, the commissioners 
        of corrections and human services shall report their findings 
        and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members 
        of the senate and house committees having jurisdiction over 
        issues related to criminal justice, civil law, and human 
        services. 
           Sec. 24.  [DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES JUVENILE 
        OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT DATABASE.] 
           The department of human services shall continue to review 
        and monitor the social services information system to ensure the 
        accuracy and completeness of data on juvenile out-of-home 
        placements, including the number of children in out-of-home 
        placements, characteristics of those children, days spent in 
        placement, outcomes of placements, and other data necessary to 
        evaluate the out-of-home placement of juveniles on a county and 
        statewide basis.  To the extent possible, the department shall 
        identify and correct errors and omissions in its current 
        database in order to facilitate future analyses and comparisons 
        of juvenile out-of-home placements. 
           Sec. 25.  [NEW JUDGESHIPS.] 
           Three of the additional judgeships authorized for judicial 
        districts in Minnesota Statutes, section 2.722, subdivision 1, 
        are established effective July 1, 1999, three are established 
        effective January 1, 2000, three are established effective July 
        1, 2000, and four are established effective January 1, 2001. 
           Sec. 26.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 256D.05, subdivisions 3 
        and 3a, are repealed. 
           Sec. 27.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Sections 2 to 5 are effective August 1, 1999, and apply to 
        offenders released from confinement or residential facilities on 
        or after that date, and to changes of residence by offenders 
        after that date.  Sections 12 and 26 are effective July 1, 
        2000.  Section 14 is effective the day following final enactment.
                                   ARTICLE 7
               STATE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS AND JUDICIAL DISTRICTS; 
                             COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.02, 
        subdivision 25, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 25.  [JUDICIAL BRANCH.] "Judicial branch" means all 
        judges of the appellate courts, all employees of the appellate 
        courts, including commissions, boards, and committees 
        established by the supreme court, the board of law examiners, 
        the law library, the office of the state public defender, 
        district public defenders and their employees, all judges of all 
        courts of law, district court referees, judicial officers, court 
        reporters, law clerks, district administration employees under 
        section 484.68, court administrator or employee of the court and 
        guardian ad litem program employees in the eighth a judicial 
        district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), 
        guardian ad litem program employees, and other agencies placed 
        in the judicial branch by law.  Judicial branch does not include 
        district administration or public defenders or their employees 
        in the second and fourth judicial districts, court 
        administrators not under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), or their staff under chapter 485, guardians ad 
        litem, or other employees within the court system whose salaries 
        are paid by the county, other than employees who remain on the 
        county payroll under section 480.181, subdivision 2.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.24, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [OTHER ELIGIBLE PERSONS.] The following persons 
        are eligible for state paid life insurance and hospital, 
        medical, and dental benefits as determined in applicable 
        collective bargaining agreements or by the commissioner or by 
        plans pursuant to section 43A.18, subdivision 6, or by the board 
        of regents for employees of the University of Minnesota not 
        covered by collective bargaining agreements.  Coverages made 
        available, including optional coverages, are as contained in the 
        plan established pursuant to section 43A.18, subdivision 2: 
           (a) a member of the state legislature, provided that 
        changes in benefits resulting in increased costs to the state 
        shall not be effective until expiration of the term of the 
        members of the existing house of representatives.  An eligible 
        member of the state legislature may decline to be enrolled for 
        state paid coverages by filing a written waiver with the 
        commissioner.  The waiver shall not prohibit the member from 
        enrolling the member or dependents for optional coverages, 
        without cost to the state, as provided for in section 43A.26.  A 
        member of the state legislature who returns from a leave of 
        absence to a position previously occupied in the civil service 
        shall be eligible to receive the life insurance and hospital, 
        medical, and dental benefits to which the position is entitled; 
           (b) a permanent employee of the legislature or a permanent 
        employee of a permanent study or interim committee or commission 
        or a state employee on leave of absence to work for the 
        legislature, during a regular or special legislative session; 
           (c) a judge of the appellate courts or an officer or 
        employee of these courts; a judge of the district court, a judge 
        of county court, or a judge of county municipal court; a 
        district court referee, judicial officer, court reporter, or law 
        clerk; a district administrator; an employee of the office of 
        the district administrator that is not in the second or fourth 
        judicial district; a court administrator or employee of the 
        court administrator in the eighth a judicial district under 
        section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and a guardian ad 
        litem program administrator in the eighth judicial 
        district employee; 
           (d) a salaried employee of the public employees retirement 
        association; 
           (e) a full-time military or civilian officer or employee in 
        the unclassified service of the department of military affairs 
        whose salary is paid from state funds; 
           (f) a salaried employee of the Minnesota historical 
        society, whether paid from state funds or otherwise, who is not 
        a member of the governing board; 
           (g) an employee of the regents of the University of 
        Minnesota; 
           (h) notwithstanding section 43A.27, subdivision 3, an 
        employee of the state of Minnesota or the regents of the 
        University of Minnesota who is at least 60 and not yet 65 years 
        of age on July 1, 1982, who is otherwise eligible for employee 
        and dependent insurance and benefits pursuant to section 43A.18 
        or other law, who has at least 20 years of service and retires, 
        earlier than required, within 60 days of March 23, 1982; or an 
        employee who is at least 60 and not yet 65 years of age on July 
        1, 1982, who has at least 20 years of state service and retires, 
        earlier than required, from employment at Rochester state 
        hospital after July 1, 1981; or an employee who is at least 55 
        and not yet 65 years of age on July 1, 1982, and is covered by 
        the Minnesota state retirement system correctional employee 
        retirement plan or the state patrol retirement fund, who has at 
        least 20 years of state service and retires, earlier than 
        required, within 60 days of March 23, 1982.  For purposes of 
        this clause, a person retires when the person terminates active 
        employment in state or University of Minnesota service and 
        applies for a retirement annuity.  Eligibility shall cease when 
        the retired employee attains the age of 65, or when the employee 
        chooses not to receive the annuity that the employee has applied 
        for.  The retired employee shall be eligible for coverages to 
        which the employee was entitled at the time of retirement, 
        subject to any changes in coverage through collective bargaining 
        or plans established pursuant to section 43A.18, for employees 
        in positions equivalent to that from which retired, provided 
        that the retired employee shall not be eligible for state-paid 
        life insurance.  Coverages shall be coordinated with relevant 
        health insurance benefits provided through the federally 
        sponsored Medicare program; 
           (i) an employee of an agency of the state of Minnesota 
        identified through the process provided in this paragraph who is 
        eligible to retire prior to age 65.  The commissioner and the 
        exclusive representative of state employees shall enter into 
        agreements under section 179A.22 to identify employees whose 
        positions are in programs that are being permanently eliminated 
        or reduced due to federal or state policies or practices.  
        Failure to reach agreement identifying these employees is not 
        subject to impasse procedures provided in chapter 179A.  The 
        commissioner must prepare a plan identifying eligible employees 
        not covered by a collective bargaining agreement in accordance 
        with the process outlined in section 43A.18, subdivisions 2 and 
        3.  For purposes of this paragraph, a person retires when the 
        person terminates active employment in state service and applies 
        for a retirement annuity.  Eligibility ends as provided in the 
        agreement or plan, but must cease at the end of the month in 
        which the retired employee chooses not to receive an annuity, or 
        the employee is eligible for employer-paid health insurance from 
        a new employer.  The retired employees shall be eligible for 
        coverages to which they were entitled at the time of retirement, 
        subject to any changes in coverage through collective bargaining 
        or plans established under section 43A.18 for employees in 
        positions equivalent to that from which they retired, provided 
        that the retired employees shall not be eligible for state-paid 
        life insurance; 
           (j) employees of the state public defender's office, and 
        district public defenders and their employees other than in the 
        second and fourth judicial districts state board of public 
        defense, with eligibility determined by the state board of 
        public defense in consultation with the commissioner of employee 
        relations; and 
           (k) employees of the health data institute under section 
        62J.451, subdivision 12, as paid for by the health data 
        institute. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.03, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE.] "Essential employee" means 
        firefighters, peace officers subject to licensure under sections 
        626.84 to 626.863, 911 system and police and fire department 
        public safety dispatchers, guards at correctional facilities, 
        confidential employees, supervisory employees, assistant county 
        attorneys, assistant city attorneys, principals, and assistant 
        principals.  However, for state employees, "essential employee" 
        means all employees in law enforcement, health care 
        professionals, correctional guards, professional engineering, 
        and supervisory collective bargaining units, irrespective of 
        severance, and no other employees.  For University of Minnesota 
        employees, "essential employee" means all employees in law 
        enforcement, nursing professional and supervisory units, 
        irrespective of severance, and no other employees.  
        "Firefighters" means salaried employees of a fire department 
        whose duties include, directly or indirectly, controlling, 
        extinguishing, preventing, detecting, or investigating 
        fires.  Employees for whom the state court administrator is the 
        negotiating employer are not essential employees. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.03, 
        subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 14.  [PUBLIC EMPLOYEE.] "Public employee" or 
        "employee" means any person appointed or employed by a public 
        employer except:  
           (a) elected public officials; 
           (b) election officers; 
           (c) commissioned or enlisted personnel of the Minnesota 
        national guard; 
           (d) emergency employees who are employed for emergency work 
        caused by natural disaster; 
           (e) part-time employees whose service does not exceed the 
        lesser of 14 hours per week or 35 percent of the normal work 
        week in the employee's appropriate unit; 
           (f) employees whose positions are basically temporary or 
        seasonal in character and:  (1) are not for more than 67 working 
        days in any calendar year; or (2) are not for more than 100 
        working days in any calendar year and the employees are under 
        the age of 22, are full-time students enrolled in a nonprofit or 
        public educational institution prior to being hired by the 
        employer, and have indicated, either in an application for 
        employment or by being enrolled at an educational institution 
        for the next academic year or term, an intention to continue as 
        students during or after their temporary employment; 
           (g) employees providing services for not more than two 
        consecutive quarters to the board of trustees of the Minnesota 
        state colleges and universities under the terms of a 
        professional or technical services contract as defined in 
        section 16C.08, subdivision 1; 
           (h) employees of charitable hospitals as defined by section 
        179.35, subdivision 3; 
           (i) full-time undergraduate students employed by the school 
        which they attend under a work-study program or in connection 
        with the receipt of financial aid, irrespective of number of 
        hours of service per week; 
           (j) an individual who is employed for less than 300 hours 
        in a fiscal year as an instructor in an adult vocational 
        education program; 
           (k) an individual hired by a school district or the board 
        of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities to 
        teach one course for up to four credits for one quarter in a 
        year; 
           (l) with respect to court employees: 
           (1) personal secretaries to judges; 
           (2) court reporters; 
           (3) law clerks; 
           (4) managerial employees; 
           (5) confidential employees; and 
           (6) supervisory employees. 
           The following individuals are public employees regardless 
        of the exclusions of clauses (e) and (f):  
           (1) (i) An employee hired by a school district or the board 
        of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities 
        except at the university established in section 136F.13 or for 
        community services or community education instruction offered on 
        a noncredit basis:  (i) (A) to replace an absent teacher or 
        faculty member who is a public employee, where the replacement 
        employee is employed more than 30 working days as a replacement 
        for that teacher or faculty member; or (ii) (B) to take a 
        teaching position created due to increased enrollment, 
        curriculum expansion, courses which are a part of the curriculum 
        whether offered annually or not, or other appropriate reasons; 
        and 
           (2) (ii) An employee hired for a position under clause 
        (f)(1) if that same position has already been filled under 
        clause (f)(1) in the same calendar year and the cumulative 
        number of days worked in that same position by all employees 
        exceeds 67 calendar days in that year.  For the purpose of this 
        paragraph, "same position" includes a substantially equivalent 
        position if it is not the same position solely due to a change 
        in the classification or title of the position. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.03, 
        subdivision 15, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 15.  [PUBLIC EMPLOYER.] "Public employer" or 
        "employer" means:  
           (a) the state of Minnesota for employees of the state not 
        otherwise provided for in this subdivision or section 179A.10 
        for executive branch employees; 
           (b) the board of regents of the University of Minnesota for 
        its employees; and 
           (c) the state court administrator for court employees; 
           (d) the state board of public defense for its employees; 
        and 
           (e) notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the 
        governing body of a political subdivision or its agency or 
        instrumentality which has final budgetary approval authority for 
        its employees.  However, the views of elected appointing 
        authorities who have standing to initiate interest arbitration, 
        and who are responsible for the selection, direction, 
        discipline, and discharge of individual employees shall be 
        considered by the employer in the course of the discharge of 
        rights and duties under sections 179A.01 to 179A.25.  
           When two or more units of government subject to sections 
        179A.01 to 179A.25 undertake a project or form a new agency 
        under law authorizing common or joint action, the employer is 
        the governing person or board of the created agency.  The 
        governing official or body of the cooperating governmental units 
        shall be bound by an agreement entered into by the created 
        agency according to sections 179A.01 to 179A.25.  
           "Public employer" or "employer" does not include a 
        "charitable hospital" as defined in section 179.35, subdivision 
        2.  
           Nothing in this subdivision diminishes the authority 
        granted pursuant to law to an appointing authority with respect 
        to the selection, direction, discipline, or discharge of an 
        individual employee if this action is consistent with general 
        procedures and standards relating to selection, direction, 
        discipline, or discharge which are the subject of an agreement 
        entered into under sections 179A.01 to 179A.25.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.03, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 20.  [COURT EMPLOYEE.] "Court employee" means a 
        public employee employed by the supreme court, court of appeals, 
        or a judicial district that is under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b). 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.06, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RIGHT TO ORGANIZE.] Public employees have the 
        right to form and join labor or employee organizations, and have 
        the right not to form and join such organizations.  Public 
        employees in an appropriate unit have the right by secret ballot 
        to designate an exclusive representative to negotiate grievance 
        procedures and the terms and conditions of employment with their 
        employer.  Confidential employees of the state, confidential 
        court employees, and the confidential University of 
        Minnesota employees are excluded from bargaining.  Supervisory 
        and managerial court employees are excluded from bargaining.  
        Other confidential employees, supervisory employees, principals, 
        and assistant principals may form their own organizations.  An 
        employer shall extend exclusive recognition to a representative 
        of or an organization of supervisory or confidential employees, 
        or principals and assistant principals, for the purpose of 
        negotiating terms or conditions of employment, in accordance 
        with sections 179A.01 to 179A.25, applicable to essential 
        employees.  
           Supervisory or confidential employee organizations shall 
        not participate in any capacity in any negotiations which 
        involve units of employees other than supervisory or 
        confidential employees.  Except for organizations which 
        represent supervisors who are:  (1) firefighters, peace officers 
        subject to licensure under sections 626.84 to 626.863, guards at 
        correctional facilities, or employees at hospitals other than 
        state hospitals; and (2) not state or University of Minnesota 
        employees, a supervisory or confidential employee organization 
        which is affiliated with another employee organization which is 
        the exclusive representative of nonsupervisory or 
        nonconfidential employees of the same public employer shall not 
        be certified, or act as, an exclusive representative for the 
        supervisory or confidential employees.  For the purpose of this 
        subdivision, affiliation means either direct or indirect and 
        includes affiliation through a federation or joint body of 
        employee organizations. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.10, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [OTHER ASSIGNMENTS.] The commissioner shall 
        assign state employee classifications, court employee 
        classifications, University of Minnesota employee 
        classifications, and supervisory positions to the appropriate 
        units when the classifications or positions have not been 
        assigned under subdivision 2 or section 179A.101 or 179A.11 or 
        have been significantly modified in occupational content 
        subsequent to assignment under these sections.  The assignment 
        of the classes shall be made on the basis of the community of 
        interest of the majority of employees in these classes with the 
        employees within the statutory units.  All the employees in a 
        class, excluding supervisory and confidential employees, shall 
        be assigned to a single appropriate unit.  
           Sec. 9.  [179A.101] [COURT UNITS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [COURT EMPLOYEE UNITS.] (a) The state court 
        administrator shall meet and negotiate with the exclusive 
        representative of each of the units specified in this section.  
        The units provided in this section are the only appropriate 
        units for court employees.  Court employees, unless otherwise 
        excluded, are included within the units which include the 
        classifications to which they are assigned for purposes of 
        compensation.  Initial assignment of classifications to 
        bargaining units shall be made by the state court administrator 
        by August 15, 1999.  An exclusive representative may appeal the 
        initial assignment decision of the state court administrator by 
        filing a petition with the commissioner within 45 days of being 
        certified as the exclusive representative for a judicial 
        district.  The units in this subdivision are the appropriate 
        units of court employees. 
           (b) The judicial district unit consists of clerical, 
        administrative, and technical employees of a judicial district 
        under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), or of two 
        or more of these districts that are represented by the same 
        employee organization or one or more subordinate bodies of the 
        same employee organization.  The judicial district unit includes 
        individuals, not otherwise excluded, whose work is typically 
        clerical or secretarial in nature, including nontechnical data 
        recording and retrieval and general office work, and 
        individuals, not otherwise excluded, whose work is not typically 
        manual and which requires specialized knowledge or skills 
        acquired through two-year academic programs or equivalent 
        experience or on-the-job training. 
           (c) The appellate courts unit consists of clerical, 
        administrative, and technical employees of the court of appeals 
        and clerical, administrative, and technical employees of the 
        supreme court.  The appellate courts unit includes individuals, 
        not otherwise excluded, whose work is typically clerical or 
        secretarial in nature, including nontechnical data recording and 
        retrieval and general office work, and individuals, not 
        otherwise excluded, whose work is not typically manual and which 
        requires specialized knowledge or skills acquired through 
        two-year academic programs or equivalent experience or 
        on-the-job training. 
           (d) The court employees professional employee unit consists 
        of professional employees, not otherwise excluded, that are 
        employed by the supreme court, the court of appeals, or a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b). 
           (e) Copies of collective bargaining agreements entered into 
        under this section must be submitted to the legislative 
        coordinating commission for the commission's information. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXCLUSIONS.] The following employees are 
        excluded from the appropriate units under subdivision 1: 
           (1) personal secretaries to judges; 
           (2) court reporters; 
           (3) law clerks; 
           (4) managerial employees; 
           (5) confidential employees; and 
           (6) supervisory employees. 
           Subd. 3.  [EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING MORE THAN 
        ONE JUDICIAL DISTRICT UNIT.] Whenever an employee organization 
        or one or more subordinate bodies of the same employee 
        organization is certified as the exclusive representative of the 
        employees in more than one judicial district unit, all judicial 
        district units for which the employee organization or one or 
        more subordinate bodies of the same employee organization has 
        been certified will be combined into one unit and the employee 
        organization certified as exclusive representative of the 
        employees of the new, combined unit.  The commissioner shall 
        issue a certification within 45 days of receipt of a petition 
        demonstrating that an employee organization or one or more 
        subordinate bodies of the same employee organization is 
        certified as the exclusive representative of employees in more 
        than one judicial district unit. 
           Sec. 10.  [179A.102] [TRANSITION TO NEW BARGAINING UNIT 
        STRUCTURE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION OF SECTION.] Notwithstanding 
        the provisions of section 179A.12 or any other law, this section 
        governs, where contrary to other law, the initial certification 
        and decertification, if any, of exclusive representatives for 
        the appropriate units established by section 9.  Subsequent to 
        the initial certification and decertification, if any, pursuant 
        to this section, this section does not apply. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXISTING MAJORITY.] The commissioner shall 
        certify an employee organization as exclusive representative for 
        an appropriate unit established under section 9 upon a petition 
        filed with the commissioner by the organization within 30 days 
        of the effective date of the judicial district coming under 
        section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), demonstrating 
        that the petitioner is certified pursuant to section 179A.12 as 
        the exclusive representative of a majority of the employees 
        included within the unit established by section 9 as of that 
        effective date.  Two or more employee organizations that 
        represent the employees in a unit established by section 9 may 
        petition jointly under this subdivision, provided that any 
        organization may withdraw from a joint certification in favor of 
        the remaining organizations on 30 days' notice to the remaining 
        organizations, the employer, and the commissioner, without 
        affecting the rights and obligations of the remaining 
        organizations or the employer.  The commissioner shall make a 
        determination on a timely petition within 45 days of its receipt.
           Subd. 3.  [NO EXISTING MAJORITY.] (a) If no exclusive 
        representative is certified under subdivision 2, the 
        commissioner shall certify an employee organization as exclusive 
        representative for an appropriate unit established under section 
        9 upon a petition filed by the organization within the time 
        period provided in subdivision 2 demonstrating that the 
        petitioner is certified under section 179A.12 as the exclusive 
        representative of fewer than a majority of the employees 
        included within the unit established by section 9, if no other 
        employee organization so certified has filed a petition within 
        the time period provided in subdivision 2 and a majority of the 
        employees in the unit established by section 9 are represented 
        by employee organizations under section 179A.12 on the effective 
        date of the judicial district coming under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b).  Two or more employee 
        organizations, each of which represents employees included in 
        the unit established by section 9, may petition jointly under 
        this paragraph, provided that any organization may withdraw from 
        a joint certification in favor of the remaining organizations on 
        30 days' notice to the remaining organizations, the employer, 
        and the commissioner without affecting the rights and 
        obligations of the remaining organizations or the employer.  The 
        commissioner shall make a determination on a timely petition 
        within 45 days of its receipt. 
           (b) If no exclusive representative is certified under 
        subdivision 2 or paragraph (a), and an employee organization 
        petitions the commissioner within 90 days of the effective date 
        of the judicial district coming under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), demonstrating that a majority of 
        the employees included within a unit established by section 9 
        wish to be represented by the petitioner, where this majority is 
        evidenced by current dues deduction rights, signed statements 
        from court employees in counties within the district that are 
        not currently represented by any employee organization plainly 
        indicating that the signatories wish to be represented for 
        collective bargaining purposes by the petitioner rather than by 
        any other organization, or a combination of those, the 
        commissioner shall certify the petitioner as exclusive 
        representative of the employees in the unit established by 
        section 9.  The commissioner shall make a determination on a 
        timely petition within 45 days of its receipt. 
           (c) If no exclusive representative is certified under 
        subdivision 2 or paragraph (a) or (b), and an employee 
        organization petitions the commissioner subsequent to the 
        effective date of the judicial district coming under section 
        480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), demonstrating that at 
        least 30 percent of the employees included within a unit 
        established by section 9 wish to be represented by the 
        petitioner, where this 30 percent is evidenced by current dues 
        deduction rights, signed statements from court employees in 
        counties within the district that are not currently represented 
        by any employee organization plainly indicating that the 
        signatories wish to be represented for collective bargaining 
        purposes by the petitioner rather than by any other 
        organization, or a combination of those, the commissioner shall 
        conduct a secret ballot election to determine the wishes of the 
        majority.  The election must be conducted within 45 days of 
        receipt or final decision on any petitions filed pursuant to 
        subdivision 2, whichever is later.  The election is governed by 
        section 179A.12, where not inconsistent with other provisions of 
        this section. 
           Subd. 4.  [DECERTIFICATION.] The commissioner may not 
        consider a petition for decertification of an exclusive 
        representative certified under this section for one year after 
        certification.  After that time a petition must be considered 
        under the provisions of section 179A.12. 
           Subd. 5.  [EXISTING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.] The 
        terms and conditions of collective bargaining agreements 
        covering judicial district employees in districts that come 
        under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), remain in 
        effect until a successor agreement becomes effective. 
           Subd. 6.  [CONTRACT AND REPRESENTATION 
        RESPONSIBILITIES.] (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
        9, the exclusive representatives of units of court employees 
        certified prior to the effective date of the judicial district 
        coming under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), 
        remain responsible for administration of their contracts and for 
        other contractual duties and have the right to dues and fair 
        share fee deduction and other contractual privileges and rights 
        until a contract is agreed upon with the state court 
        administrator for a new unit established under section 9 or 
        until June 30, 2001, whichever is earlier.  Exclusive 
        representatives of court employees certified after the effective 
        date of this section in the judicial district are immediately 
        upon certification responsible for bargaining on behalf of 
        employees within the unit.  They are also responsible for 
        administering grievances arising under previous contracts 
        covering employees included within the unit which remain 
        unresolved on June 30, 2001, or upon agreement with the state 
        court administrator on a contract for a new unit established 
        under section 9, whichever is earlier.  Where the employer does 
        not object, these responsibilities may be varied by agreement 
        between the outgoing and incoming exclusive representatives.  
        All other rights and duties of representation begin on July 1, 
        2001, except that exclusive representatives certified after the 
        effective date of this section shall immediately, upon 
        certification, have the right to all employer information and 
        all forms of access to employees within the bargaining unit 
        which would be permitted to the current contract holder, 
        including the rights in section 179A.07, subdivision 6.  This 
        section does not affect an existing collective bargaining 
        contract.  Incoming exclusive representatives of court employees 
        from judicial districts that come under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), are immediately, upon 
        certification, responsible for bargaining on behalf of all 
        previously unrepresented employees assigned to their units.  All 
        other rights and duties of exclusive representatives begin on 
        July 1, 2001. 
           (b) Nothing in sections 3 to 15 prevents an exclusive 
        representative certified after the effective date of section 3 
        to 15 from assessing fair share or dues deductions immediately 
        upon certification for employees in a unit established under 
        section 9 if the employees were unrepresented for collective 
        bargaining purposes before that certification. 
           Sec. 11.  [179A.103] [GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR COURT 
        EMPLOYEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONTRACTS.] Contracts for the period 
        commencing July 1, 2000, for the judicial district court 
        employees of judicial districts that are under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), must be negotiated with the state 
        court administrator.  Negotiations for those contracts may begin 
        any time after July 1, 1999, and may be initiated by either 
        party notifying the other of the desire to begin the negotiating 
        process.  Negotiations are subject to this chapter. 
           Subd. 2.  [DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.] The date of first 
        employment by the state court system is the date on which 
        services were first performed by the employee for the employer 
        from which the employee is being transferred. 
           Subd. 3.  [PROBATIONARY PERIODS.] Except as otherwise 
        provided in a successor contract, probationary periods are not 
        affected by the transfer of employees to the state court system. 
           Subd. 4.  [WAGE PROTECTION.] Court employees in judicial 
        districts coming under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph 
        (b), may not have a decrease in wages as a result of their 
        transfer to state employment.  Wage scales negotiated in a 
        judicial district contract are not to be applied to a court 
        employee of a judicial district who was a court employee of a 
        county within the judicial district at the time the judicial 
        district came under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph 
        (b), until the wage for the employee under the scale is equal to 
        or greater than the wage the employee was receiving on the date 
        the judicial district came under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b). 
           Sec. 12.  [179A.104] [BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE EMPLOYEE 
        UNITS.] The state board of public defense shall meet and 
        negotiate with the exclusive representative of each of the 
        statewide units specified in this section.  The units provided 
        in this section are the only appropriate statewide units for 
        state employees of the board.  Employees of the state board of 
        public defense, unless otherwise excluded, are included within 
        the units which include the classifications to which they are 
        assigned for purposes of compensation.  The following are the 
        appropriate statewide units of state employees of the board: 
           (1) assistant district and assistant state public defender 
        unit; and 
           (2) clerical and support staff unit. 
        Each unit consists of the classifications or positions assigned 
        to it in the schedule of job classifications and positions 
        maintained by the state board of public defense. 
           Subd. 2.  [EXCLUSIONS.] The following employees are 
        excluded from the appropriate statewide units under subdivision 
        1: 
           (1) the positions of state public defender, deputy state 
        public defender, and chief district public defender; 
           (2) the positions of managing attorney and managing legal 
        secretary in judicial district public defender offices and in 
        the state public defender's office; 
           (3) positions of all employees in the administrative 
        services office of the state board of public defense; 
           (4) positions of all part-time and temporary employees as 
        defined under section 179A.03, subdivision 14, clauses (e) and 
        (f). 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.12, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [STATE UNIT ELECTIONS.] The commissioner shall 
        not consider a petition for a decertification election during 
        the term of a contract covering employees of the executive 
        branch or judicial branches of the state of Minnesota except for 
        a period for from not more than 270 to not less than 210 days 
        before its date of termination.  
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.22, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EMPLOYER.] The employer of state executive 
        branch employees shall be, for purposes of sections 179A.01 to 
        179A.25, the commissioner of employee relations or the 
        commissioner's representative.  
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 179A.22, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [DUTIES.] In all negotiations between the 
        executive branch of the state and exclusive representatives, the 
        state executive branch shall be represented by the commissioner 
        of employee relations or the commissioner's representative. The 
        attorney general, and each appointing authority shall cooperate 
        with the commissioner of employee relations in conducting 
        negotiations and shall make available any personnel and other 
        resources necessary to enable the commissioner to conduct 
        effective negotiations.  
           Sec. 16.  [179A.225] [COURT EMPLOYEES; NEGOTIATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [EMPLOYER.] The employer of court employees 
        is, for purposes of sections 179A.01 to 179A.25, the state court 
        administrator or designated representative. 
           Subd. 2.  [DUTIES.] In all negotiations between the state 
        court system and exclusive representatives of court employees, 
        the state court system must be represented by the state court 
        administrator or designated representative.  All judges and 
        managerial, confidential, and supervisory personnel of the 
        supreme court, the court of appeals, and the judicial districts 
        that are under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), 
        shall cooperate with the designated representative of the state 
        court administrator in conducting negotiations and shall make 
        available any personnel and other resources necessary to enable 
        the representative of the state court administrator to conduct 
        effective negotiations. 
           Subd. 3.  [AGREEMENTS.] The state court administrator is 
        authorized to enter into agreements with exclusive 
        representatives. 
           Sec. 17.  [179A.226] [BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE EMPLOYEES; 
        NEGOTIATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DUTIES.] In all negotiations between the 
        state board of public defense and exclusive representatives, the 
        board must be represented by the chief administrator of the 
        board or the chief administrator's designee.  Each appointing 
        authority shall cooperate with the chief administrator in 
        conducting negotiations and shall make available any personnel 
        and other resources necessary to enable the chief administrator 
        to conduct effective negotiations.  For purposes of this 
        subdivision, "appointing authority" means the state public 
        defender, the deputy state public defender, or the chief public 
        defender of the judicial district, as appropriate. 
           Subd. 2.  [AGREEMENTS.] The state board of public defense 
        is authorized to enter into agreements with exclusive 
        representatives. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 243.50, is 
        amended to read: 
           243.50 [PAYMENT OF COURT REPORTER.] 
           Such transcripts and tapes shall be furnished by the court 
        reporter who shall be paid therefor by the county state courts, 
        on certificates duly certified to by the judge presiding at the 
        sentence, and filed with the county auditor, the same fee per 
        folio provided by statute for transcripts of testimony furnished 
        to parties ordering the same in civil proceedings and for tapes 
        on a costs basis.  
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 253B.23, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [COSTS OF HEARINGS.] (a) In each proceeding 
        under this chapter the court shall allow and order paid to each 
        witness subpoenaed the fees and mileage prescribed by law; to 
        each examiner a reasonable sum for services and for travel; to 
        persons conveying the patient to the place of detention, 
        disbursements for the travel, board, and lodging of the patient 
        and of themselves and their authorized assistants; and to the 
        patient's counsel, when appointed by the court, a reasonable sum 
        for travel and for the time spent in court or in preparing for 
        the hearing.  Upon the court's order, the county auditor shall 
        issue a warrant on the county treasurer for payment of the 
        amounts allowed, excluding the costs of the examiner, which must 
        be paid by the state courts.  
           (b) Whenever venue of a proceeding has been transferred 
        under this chapter, the costs of the proceedings shall be 
        reimbursed to the county where the proceedings were conducted by 
        the county of the patient's residence. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 253B.23, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [TRANSCRIPTS.] For purposes of taking an appeal 
        or petition for habeas corpus or for a judicial determination of 
        mental competency or need for commitment, transcripts of 
        commitment proceedings, or portions of them, shall be made 
        available to the parties upon written application to the court. 
        Upon a showing by a party that the party is unable to pay the 
        cost of a transcript, it shall be made available at no expense 
        to the party.  The state courts shall pay the cost of the 
        transcript. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 257.69, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [GUARDIAN; LEGAL FEES.] (a) The court may order 
        expert witness and guardian ad litem fees and other costs of the 
        trial and pretrial proceedings, including appropriate tests, to 
        be paid by the parties in proportions and at times determined by 
        the court.  The court shall require a party to pay part of the 
        fees of court-appointed counsel according to the party's ability 
        to pay, but if counsel has been appointed the appropriate agency 
        shall pay the party's proportion of all other fees and costs.  
        The agency responsible for child support enforcement shall pay 
        the fees and costs for blood or genetic tests in a proceeding in 
        which it is a party, is the real party in interest, or is acting 
        on behalf of the child.  However, at the close of a proceeding 
        in which paternity has been established under sections 257.51 to 
        257.74, the court shall order the adjudicated father to 
        reimburse the public agency, if the court finds he has 
        sufficient resources to pay the costs of the blood or genetic 
        tests.  When a party bringing an action is represented by the 
        county attorney, no filing fee shall be paid to the court 
        administrator. 
           (b) In each fiscal year, the state treasurer shall deposit 
        guardian ad litem reimbursements in the general fund and credit 
        them to a separate account with the trial courts.  The balance 
        of this account is appropriated to the trial courts and does not 
        cancel but is available until expended.  Expenditures by the 
        state court administrator's office from this account must be 
        based on the amount of the guardian ad litem reimbursements 
        received by the state from the courts in each judicial district. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.251, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [COURT EXPENSES.] The following expenses are a 
        charge upon the county in which proceedings are held upon 
        certification of the judge of juvenile court or upon such other 
        authorization provided by law: 
           (a) The fees and mileage of witnesses, and the expenses and 
        mileage of officers serving notices and subpoenas ordered by the 
        court, as prescribed by law. 
           (b) The expenses for travel and board of the juvenile court 
        judge when holding court in places other than the county seat. 
           (c) The expense of transporting a child to a place 
        designated by a child-placing agency for the care of the child 
        if the court transfers legal custody to a child-placing agency.  
           (d) (c) The expense of transporting a minor to a place 
        designated by the court.  
           (e) (d) Reasonable compensation for an attorney appointed 
        by the court to serve as counsel or guardian ad litem, except in 
        the eighth judicial district where the state courts shall pay 
        for counsel to a guardian ad litem until the recommendations of 
        the task force created in section 42 are implemented. 
           The state courts shall pay for guardian ad litem expenses. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.251, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [GUARDIAN AD LITEM FEES.] (a) In proceedings in 
        which the court appoints a guardian ad litem pursuant to section 
        260.155, subdivision 4, clause (a), the court may inquire into 
        the ability of the parents to pay for the guardian ad litem's 
        services and, after giving the parents a reasonable opportunity 
        to be heard, may order the parents to pay guardian fees. 
           (b) In each fiscal year, the state treasurer shall deposit 
        guardian ad litem reimbursements in the general fund and credit 
        them to a separate account with the trial courts.  The balance 
        of this account is appropriated to the trial courts and does not 
        cancel but is available until expended.  Expenditures by the 
        state court administrator's office from this account must be 
        based on the amount of the guardian ad litem reimbursements 
        received by the state from the courts in each judicial district. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 260.56, is 
        amended to read: 
           260.56 [COUNSEL OR GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR JUVENILE, FEES.] 
           Any judge of this state who appoints counsel or a guardian 
        ad litem pursuant to the provisions of the Interstate Compact on 
        Juveniles may allow a reasonable fee to be paid by the county on 
        order of the court.  The costs of the counsel must be paid by 
        the county and the cost of the guardian ad litem, if any, must 
        be paid by the state courts, except that the costs of counsel to 
        a guardian ad litem in the eighth judicial district shall be 
        paid by the state courts until the recommendations of the task 
        force created in section 42 are implemented. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 466.01, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [EMPLOYEE, OFFICER, OR AGENT.] For the purposes 
        of sections 466.01 to 466.15, "employee," "officer," or "agent" 
        means a present or former employee, officer, or agent of a 
        municipality, or other person acting on behalf of the 
        municipality in an official capacity, temporarily or 
        permanently, with or without compensation, but does not include 
        an independent contractor other than a nonprofit firefighting 
        corporation that has associated with it a relief association as 
        defined in section 424A.001, subdivision 4.  "Employee" includes 
        court administrators who are not under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and their staff under chapter 485, 
        district administration staff in the second and fourth judicial 
        districts, guardians ad litem, and other employees within the 
        court system whose salaries are paid by the county, other than 
        employees who remain on the county payroll under section 
        480.181, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [STATE EMPLOYEES; COMPENSATION.] (a) 
        District court referees, judicial officers, court reporters, law 
        clerks, and district administration staff, other than district 
        administration staff in the second and fourth judicial 
        districts, guardian ad litem program coordinators and staff, and 
        other court employees under paragraph (b), are state employees 
        and are governed by the judicial branch personnel rules adopted 
        by the supreme court.  The supreme court, in consultation with 
        the conference of chief judges, shall establish the salary range 
        of these employees under the judicial branch personnel rules.  
        In establishing the salary ranges, the supreme court shall 
        consider differences in the cost of living in different areas of 
        the state. 
           (b) The court administrator and employees of the court 
        administrator who are in the fifth, seventh, eighth, or ninth 
        judicial district are state employees. 
           Sec. 27.  [480.182] [STATE ASSUMPTION OF CERTAIN COURT 
        COSTS.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the state 
        courts will pay for the following court-related programs and 
        costs: 
           (1) court interpreter program costs; 
           (2) guardian ad litem program and personnel costs; 
           (3) examination costs, not including hospitalization or 
        treatment costs, for mental commitments and related proceedings 
        under chapter 253B; 
           (4) examination costs under rule 20 of the Rules of 
        Criminal Procedure; 
           (5) in forma pauperis costs; 
           (6) costs for transcripts mandated by statute, except in 
        appeal cases and postconviction cases handled by the board of 
        public defense; and 
           (7) jury program costs, not including personnel. 
           (b) In counties in a judicial district under section 
        480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the state courts shall 
        pay the witness fees and mileage fees specified in sections 
        253B.23, subdivision 1; 260.141, subdivision 2; 260.251, 
        subdivision 2, clause (a); 357.24; 357.32; 525.012, subdivision 
        5; and 627.02. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.64, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [CHAMBERS AND SUPPLIES.] The board of county 
        commissioners of Ramsey county shall provide suitable chambers 
        and courtroom space, clerks, bailiffs, and other personnel to 
        assist said judge, together with necessary library, supplies, 
        stationery and other expenses necessary thereto.  The state 
        shall provide referees, court reporters, and law clerks, and 
        guardian ad litem program coordinators and staff.  
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 484.65, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [SPACE; PERSONNEL; SUPPLIES.] The board of county 
        commissioners of Hennepin county shall provide suitable chambers 
        and courtroom space, clerks, bailiffs, and other personnel to 
        assist said judge, together with necessary library, supplies, 
        stationery and other expenses necessary thereto.  The state 
        shall provide referees, court reporters, and law clerks, and 
        guardian ad litem program coordinators and staff. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 485.018, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SET BY BOARD.] Except in counties in a judicial 
        district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), 
        the county board of each of the counties specified in 
        subdivision 1 annually shall set by resolution the salary of the 
        court administrator of district court which shall be paid to the 
        court administrator of district court at such intervals as the 
        board shall determine but not less often than once each month.  
        At the January meeting the board shall set by resolution the 
        minimum salary to be paid the court administrator of district 
        court for the term next following.  In the event a vacancy 
        occurs in the office of the court administrator of district 
        court the board may set the annual salary for the remainder of 
        the calendar year at an amount less than was set for that year.  
        The board in any case specified in this subdivision may not set 
        the annual salary at an amount less than the minimums provided 
        in subdivision 1 but it may set the salary in excess of such 
        minimums.  The salary of the court administrator of district 
        court shall not be reduced during the term for which the court 
        administrator is appointed. 
           In the event that duties are assigned to the court 
        administrator of district court which are in addition to the 
        court administrator's duties as court administrator, additional 
        compensation may be provided for the additional duties.  The 
        county board by resolution shall determine the additional 
        compensation which shall be paid and specify the duties for 
        which the additional compensation is to be paid. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 485.018, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [BUDGET FOR OFFICE.] Except in counties in a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), the county board by resolution shall provide the 
        budget for (1) the salaries of deputies, court administrators 
        and other employees in the office of the court administrator of 
        district court; (2) other expenses necessary in the performance 
        of the duties of said office and (3) the payment of premiums of 
        any bonds required of the court administrator of district court 
        or any deputy, court administrator or employee in said office 
        and the board is authorized to appropriate funds therefor and 
        for the salary of the court administrator of district court. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 485.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           485.03 [DEPUTIES.] 
           (a) The county board shall determine the number of 
        permanent full time deputies, clerks and other employees in the 
        office of the court administrator of district court and shall 
        fix the compensation for each position.  The county board shall 
        also budget for temporary deputies and other employees and shall 
        fix their rates of compensation.  This paragraph does not apply 
        to a county in a judicial district under section 480.181, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (b). 
           (b) The court administrator shall appoint in writing the 
        deputies and other employees, for whose acts the court 
        administrator shall be responsible, and whom the court 
        administrator may remove at pleasure.  Before each enters upon 
        official duties, the appointment and oath of each shall be filed 
        with the county recorder. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 485.27, is 
        amended to read: 
           485.27 [DUTIES; ASSIGNMENT.] 
           The court administrator, with approval of the county board 
        of commissioners, may transfer to the county board of 
        commissioners duties of the court administrator relating to 
        vital statistics under sections 144.211 to 144.227, to notaries 
        public under section 359.061, to hospital liens under sections 
        514.69 and 514.70, and to marriage licenses under chapter 517.  
        The county board of commissioners shall assign these duties to 
        the appropriate county department.  In the event of full state 
        funding of all the court administrator's offices in the state a 
        judicial district, the functions shall become county 
        functions in that judicial district. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 487.10, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  Except in a county in a judicial district under 
        section 480.181, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), the county board 
        shall determine the number of permanent full time deputies, 
        clerks and other employees in the office of the clerk of county 
        court and shall fix the compensation for each position.  The 
        county board shall also budget for temporary deputies and other 
        employees and shall fix their rates of compensation.  The clerk 
        shall appoint in writing the deputies and other employees for 
        whose acts the clerk shall be responsible, and whom the clerk 
        may remove at pleasure.  Before entering upon official duties, 
        the appointment and oath of each such employee shall be filed 
        with the county recorder. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 518.165, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [FEES.] (a) A guardian ad litem appointed under 
        either subdivision 1 or 2 may be appointed either as a volunteer 
        or on a fee basis.  If a guardian ad litem is appointed on a fee 
        basis, the court shall enter an order for costs, fees, and 
        disbursements in favor of the child's guardian ad litem.  The 
        order may be made against either or both parties, except that 
        any part of the costs, fees, or disbursements which the court 
        finds the parties are incapable of paying shall be borne by the 
        county in which the proceeding is being held state courts.  The 
        costs of court-appointed counsel to the guardian ad litem shall 
        be paid by the county in which the proceeding is being held if a 
        party is incapable of paying for them.  Until the 
        recommendations of the task force created in section 42 are 
        implemented, the costs of court-appointed counsel to a guardian 
        ad litem in the eighth judicial district shall be paid by the 
        state courts if a party is incapable of paying for them.  In no 
        event may the court order that costs, fees, or disbursements be 
        paid by a party receiving public assistance or legal assistance 
        or by a party whose annual income falls below the poverty line 
        as established under United States Code, title 42, section 
        9902(2). 
           (b) In each fiscal year, the state treasurer shall deposit 
        guardian ad litem reimbursements in the general fund and credit 
        them to a separate account with the trial courts.  The balance 
        of this account is appropriated to the trial courts and does not 
        cancel but is available until expended.  Expenditures by the 
        state court administrator's office from this account must be 
        based on the amount of the guardian ad litem reimbursements 
        received by the state from the courts in each judicial district. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 546.13, is 
        amended to read: 
           546.13 [SICKNESS OF JUROR; FOOD AND LODGING.] 
           If a juror becomes sick or otherwise unable to perform 
        duty, the court may discharge the juror.  In that case, unless 
        the parties consent to accept the verdict of the remaining 
        jurors, another may be sworn in place of the discharged juror 
        and the trial begun anew, or the jury may be discharged and 
        another then or afterward impaneled.  If the court, while a jury 
        is kept together, shall order that they be provided with food 
        and lodging, the sheriff shall furnish the same at the expense 
        of the county state courts.  
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 546.44, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  The fees and expenses of a qualified interpreter 
        shall be determined by the presiding official and paid by the 
        court, board, commission, agency or licensing authority before 
        whom the proceeding is taking place.  The fees and expenses of a 
        qualified per diem interpreter for a court must be paid by the 
        state courts.  
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 563.01, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  Whenever pursuant to this section the court 
        directs expenses to be paid, the expenses shall be paid by the 
        proper governing body in the same manner as other claims are 
        paid state.  
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 563.01, 
        subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 9.  Upon motion, the court may rescind its permission 
        to proceed in forma pauperis if it finds the allegations of 
        poverty contained in the affidavit are untrue, or if, following 
        commencement of the action, the party becomes able to pay the 
        fees, costs and security for the costs.  In such cases, the 
        court may direct the party to pay to the court administrator any 
        costs allowing the action to proceed.  The court administrator 
        shall transmit the costs to the state treasurer for deposit in 
        the state treasury and credit them to the general fund.  
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 563.01, 
        subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 10.  Judgment may be rendered for costs at the 
        conclusion of the action as in other cases.  In the event any 
        person recovers moneys by either settlement or judgment as a 
        result of commencing or defending an action in forma pauperis, 
        the costs deferred and the expenses directed by the court to be 
        paid under this section shall be included in such moneys and 
        shall be paid directly to the court administrator by the 
        opposing party.  The court administrator shall transmit the 
        costs to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury 
        and credit them to the general fund. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 611.33, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  The fees and expenses of a qualified interpreter 
        shall be fixed and ordered paid by the presiding official before 
        whom the proceeding is taking place out of the general revenue 
        fund of the county in which the proceeding occurs.  The fees and 
        expenses must be paid by the state courts.  Payment for any 
        activities requiring interpreter services on behalf of law 
        enforcement, the board of public defense, prosecutors, or 
        corrections agents other than court appearances is the 
        responsibility of the agency that requested the services. 
           Sec. 42.  [STUDY OF SYSTEM FOR FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATION 
        OF COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [TASK FORCE; GOALS.] The supreme court is 
        requested to establish a task force to study and make 
        recommendations regarding a system for funding and administering 
        court-appointed attorney functions in civil cases, including 
        attorneys and related personnel for civil commitments and 
        proceedings under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 253B, child 
        protection cases, paternity cases, guardianship or 
        conservatorship cases, and other civil proceedings where 
        indigent persons are entitled to court-appointed counsel.  The 
        goal of the task force is to design a system that is independent 
        from court and county administration and funding and that 
        promotes equal access to justice and equal representation for 
        indigent persons across the state. 
           Subd. 2.  [RECOMMENDATIONS; REPORT.] (a) The task force 
        shall consider options that address the goals in subdivision 1, 
        including: 
           (1) creation of an independent court-appointed attorney 
        board to manage civil court-appointed attorney functions; and 
           (2) other options identified by the task force. 
           (b) The supreme court is requested to report to the 
        legislature by January 15, 2001, with the report and 
        recommendations of the task force.  The supreme court is 
        requested to disband the task force January 15, 2001.  
           Sec. 43.  [TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [HIRING AND SALARY MORATORIUM.] A county 
        may not increase the number of employees in the county in a 
        position that is being transferred to state employment under 
        this article without approval of the supreme court, unless the 
        increase was authorized before January 1, 1999.  A county may 
        not increase the salaries of these employees without approval of 
        the supreme court, unless the increase is made under a plan 
        adopted before January 1, 1999.  
           Subd. 2.  [TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.] The title to all personal 
        property that is used by employees being transferred to state 
        employment under this article in the scope of their employment 
        is transferred to the state when they become state employees. 
           Subd. 3.  [RULES.] The supreme court, in consultation with 
        the conference of chief judges, may adopt rules to implement 
        this article. 
           Subd. 4.  [BUDGETS.] Notwithstanding any law to the 
        contrary, the fiscal year 2000 budgets for the court 
        administrators' offices being transferred to state employment 
        under this article, including the number of complement positions 
        and salaries, must be submitted by the court administrators to 
        the supreme court.  The budgets must include the current levels 
        of funding and positions at the time of submission as well as 
        any requests for increases in funding and positions. 
           Sec. 44.  [PLAN FOR STATE ASSUMPTION OF COURT 
        ADMINISTRATION COSTS.] 
           The supreme court, in consultation with the conference of 
        chief judges, is requested to prepare a plan for state 
        assumption of court administration costs in every judicial 
        district.  The plan should include a timetable that provides for 
        statewide assumption of court administration costs by July 1, 
        2003.  In addition, the plan should include consideration of 
        unique geographical concerns that may be addressed by 
        collaboration with county boards.  The supreme court is 
        requested to report to the legislature with the results of the 
        plan by December 15, 2000. 
           Sec. 45.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 357.021, subdivision 2a; 
        and 563.01, subdivision 1, are repealed.  
           Sec. 46.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [STATE TAKEOVER OF COURT ADMINISTRATION AND 
        RELATED COSTS.] The provisions of this article continuing the 
        state takeover of court administration costs in the eighth 
        judicial district are effective January 1, 2000.  The other 
        provisions of this article relating to the state takeover of 
        court administration costs in the fifth, seventh, and ninth 
        judicial districts are effective July 1, 2000. 
           Subd. 2.  [JURY AND COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPT COSTS.] The 
        provisions of this article relating to the state takeover of 
        miscellaneous court reporter transcript and jury costs are 
        effective July 1, 2000. 
           Subd. 3.  [MISCELLANEOUS COST.] The provisions of sections 
        1, 2, and 18 to 45, relating to the state takeover of court 
        interpreter costs, guardian ad litem costs, rule 20 and mental 
        commitment examination costs, and in forma pauperis costs are 
        effective January 1, 2000, in the eighth judicial district; July 
        1, 2000, in the fifth, seventh, and ninth judicial districts; 
        and July 1, 2001, in the remaining judicial districts. 
           Subd. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE CONTINGENCY.] Notwithstanding 
        subdivisions 1 to 3, sections 1 to 11, 13 to 16, and 18 to 45 do 
        not take effect unless an appropriation and off-setting state 
        aids and fine transfers specified in the 1999 omnibus tax bill 
        take effect in fiscal year 2001. 
           Subd. 5.  [BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE AND SUPREME COURT PLAN.] 
        Sections 12, 17, and 44 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 21, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 25, 1999, 4:20 p.m.

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