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1997 Minnesota Statutes

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611A.361 General crime victims advisory council.

Subdivision 1. Creation. The commissioner of corrections shall appoint a 12-member advisory council on general crime victims to advise the commissioner on the implementation and continued operation of chapter 611A with respect to victims of crimes other than sexual assault and domestic abuse. The general crime victims advisory council shall also serve as a liaison between the commissioner and organizations that provide services to victims of crime, and as an advocate within the department of corrections for the rights of general crime victims.

Subd. 2. Membership. No more than six of the members of the general crime victims advisory council may be representatives of community or governmental organizations that provide services to crime victims. One-half of the council's members shall reside in the metropolitan area, composed of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Scott, Washington, and Carver counties, and one-half of the members shall reside in the nonmetropolitan area. To the extent possible, nonmetropolitan members must be representative of all nonmetropolitan regions of the state.

Subd. 3. Terms; vacancies; expenses. Section 15.059 governs the filling of vacancies and removal of members of the general crime victims advisory council. The terms of the members of the advisory council shall be two years. No member may serve on the advisory council for more than two consecutive terms. The council expires on June 30, 2001. Council members shall receive expense reimbursement as specified in section 15.059.

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1991 c 272 s 20

HIST: 1991 c 272 s 16; 1996 c 408 art 7 s 10; 1997 c 239 art 7 s 27

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