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169A.73 REMOTE ELECTRONIC ALCOHOL-MONITORING PROGRAM.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. As used in this section:
(1) "breath analyzer unit" means a device that performs breath alcohol testing and is
connected to a remote electronic alcohol-monitoring system; and
(2) "remote electronic alcohol-monitoring system" means a system that electronically
monitors the alcohol concentration of individuals in their homes or other locations to ensure
compliance with conditions of pretrial release, supervised release, or probation.
    Subd. 2. Program established. In cooperation with the Conference of Chief Judges, the
state court administrator, and the commissioner of public safety, the commissioner of corrections
shall establish a program to use breath analyzer units to monitor impaired driving offenders who
are ordered to abstain from alcohol use as a condition of pretrial release, supervised release, or
probation. The program must include procedures to ensure that violators of this condition of
release receive swift consequences for the violation.
    Subd. 3. Cost of program. Offenders who are ordered to participate in the program shall
also be ordered to pay the per diem cost of the monitoring unless the offender is indigent. The
commissioner of corrections shall reimburse the judicial districts in a manner proportional to their
use of remote electronic alcohol monitoring for any costs the districts incur in participating
in the program.
    Subd. 4. Report required. By January 1, 2004, the commissioner of corrections shall
evaluate the effectiveness of the program and report the results of this evaluation to the
Conference of Chief Judges, the state court administrator, the commissioner of public safety, and
the chairs and ranking minority members of the house and senate committees and divisions
having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding.
History: 2000 c 478 art 1 s 41