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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 611A.31 to 611A.36, the following terms
have the meanings given.
    Subd. 2. Battered woman. "Battered woman" means a woman who is being or has been
victimized by domestic abuse as defined in section 518B.01, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Emergency shelter services. "Emergency shelter services" include, but are not
limited to, secure crisis shelters for battered women and housing networks for battered women.
    Subd. 4. Support services. "Support services" include, but are not limited to, advocacy
services, legal services, counseling services, transportation services, child care services, and 24
hour information and referral services.
    Subd. 5. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of
Corrections or a designee.
History: 1977 c 428 s 1; 1983 c 262 art 1 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 272 s 8; 1995 c 226
art 7 s 11

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