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Chapter 299C

Section 299C.65

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299C.65 Criminal and juvenile justice information policy group.

Subdivision 1. Membership, duties. The criminal and juvenile information policy group consists of the chair of the sentencing guidelines commission, the commissioner of corrections, the commissioner of public safety, and the state court administrator.

The policy group shall study and make recommendations to the governor, the supreme court, and the legislature on:

(1) a framework for integrated criminal justice information systems, including the development and maintenance of a community data model for state, county, and local criminal justice information;

(2) the responsibilities of each entity within the criminal and juvenile justice systems concerning the collection, maintenance, dissemination, and sharing of criminal justice information with one another;

(3) actions necessary to ensure that information maintained in the criminal justice information systems is accurate and up-to-date;

(4) the development of an information system containing criminal justice information on gross misdemeanor-level and felony-level juvenile offenders that is part of the integrated criminal justice information system framework;

(5) the development of an information system containing criminal justice information on misdemeanor arrests, prosecutions, and convictions that is part of the integrated criminal justice information system framework;

(6) comprehensive training programs and requirements for all individuals in criminal justice agencies to ensure the quality and accuracy of information in those systems;

(7) continuing education requirements for individuals in criminal justice agencies who are responsible for the collection, maintenance, dissemination, and sharing of criminal justice data;

(8) a periodic audit process to ensure the quality and accuracy of information contained in the criminal justice information systems;

(9) the equipment, training, and funding needs of the state and local agencies that participate in the criminal justice information systems;

(10) the impact of integrated criminal justice information systems on individual privacy rights;

(11) the impact of proposed legislation on the criminal justice system, including any fiscal impact, need for training, changes in information systems, and changes in processes;

(12) the collection of data on race and ethnicity in criminal justice information systems;

(13) the development of a tracking system for domestic abuse orders for protection;

(14) processes for expungement, correction of inaccurate records, destruction of records, and other matters relating to the privacy interests of individuals; and

(15) the development of a database for extended jurisdiction juvenile records and whether the records should be public or private and how long they should be retained.

Subd. 2. Report, task force. The policy group shall file an annual report with the governor, supreme court, and legislature 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 public members, one of whom has been a victim of crime;

(11) two court administrators;

(12) two members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; and

(13) two members of the senate appointed by the majority leader.

Subd. 3. Continuing education program. The criminal and juvenile information policy group shall explore the feasibility of developing and implementing a continuing education program for state, county, and local criminal justice information agencies. The policy group shall consult with representatives of public and private post-secondary institutions in determining the most effective manner in which the training shall be provided. The policy group shall include recommendations in the 1994 report to the legislature.

Subd. 4. Criminal code numbering scheme. The policy group shall study and make recommendations on a structured numbering scheme for the criminal code to facilitate identification of the offense and the elements of the crime and shall include recommendations in the 1994 report to the legislature.

Subd. 5. Review of funding requests. 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. The review shall be forwarded to the chairs 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.

HIST: 1993 c 266 s 33; 1994 c 576 s 41; 1997 c 239 art 8 s 17