The commissioner shall appoint a nine-member advisory council to advise on implementation of Minnesota Statutes, sections 611A.31 to 611A.35. The provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 6, shall govern the terms, compensation, and removal of members of the advisory council.
Prior to the appointment of any new council member, the existing council shall choose no more than five organizations, one of which shall be the Department of Corrections, to send representatives to a review committee which shall recommend a slate of applicants based on the following:
applicant's understanding of problems facing battered women;
representatives from both metro and nonmetro areas of the state; and
representation from at least three minority groups.
If other qualifications are equal, priority in appointments shall be given to persons who have personally experienced partner abuse.
MS s 611A.33
L 1983 c 260 s 50; 17 SR 1279; L 2014 c 212 art 1 s 15
October 20, 2014
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes