.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1577 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. SEX OFFENDER POLICY ADVISORY TASK FORCE.
1.4 Subdivision 1. Creation; duties. (a) A task force is established to study, evaluate,
1.5and analyze issues related to sex offenders. At a minimum, the task force shall examine
1.6the following issues and assess whether and how a change to law, rule, or practice would
1.7best serve public safety:
1.8(1) the effect of homelessness and joblessness on sex offender recidivism;
1.9(2) equitable options for de-concentrating sex offenders throughout the state;
1.10(3) the effectiveness of the state's sex offender rating system and who should pay
1.12(4) whether community notification affects recidivism;
1.13(5) the cost-effectiveness of sex offender community notification;
1.14(6) the recidivism rate for released sex offenders and how it is affected by various
1.16(7) the effectiveness of current sex offender supervision practices;
1.17(8) pooling sex offenders in rehabilitation centers while on supervised release;
1.18(9) the services that should be provided at sex offender rehabilitation centers;
1.19(10) the best practices in sex offender criminal sentencing and sanctions including
1.21(11) whether the civil commitment process is working and what changes should
1.23(12) the best practices in sex offender treatment;
1.24(13) the best practices in deterring sex offenders;
1.25(14) the constitutionality and effectiveness of various chemical treatments and
2.1(15) the effectiveness of the Minnesota sex offender program and less costly options
2.2for housing and treating participants in the program;
2.3(16) how to improve the reentry system;
2.4(17) should offenders be recommitted for technical violations;
2.5(18) how to assure during and after incarceration, that sex offenders receive
2.7(19) how to assure intense supervision, including the use of all supervisory tools,
2.8continues as long as appropriate, and how to pay for it; and
2.9(20) such other issues as the commissioner of corrections deems appropriate.
2.10(b) In its evaluation and analysis, the task force shall consider approaches taken by
2.11other states in these areas and may examine other issues that the task force finds relevant.
2.12 Subd. 2. Membership. The task force consists of the following members:
2.13(1) the commissioner of corrections, or the commissioner's designee;
2.14(2) representatives of neighborhoods with high concentration;
2.15(3) the commissioner of public safety, or the commissioner's designee;
2.16(4) the commissioner of human services, or the commissioner's designee;
2.17(5) the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and
2.18senate committees having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy, or their designees;
2.19(6) a county attorney selected by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association;
2.20(7) one representative from the Board of Public Defense, selected by that board;
2.21(8) a representative of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
2.22(9) a representative of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association;
2.23(10) a probation officer selected by the commissioner of corrections;
2.24(11) an expert in sex offender recidivism, selected by the commissioner of
2.26(12) a sex offender treatment provider who is privately employed, selected by the
2.27commissioner of human services;
2.28(13) a law professor who is knowledgeable on sex offender issues, selected by the
2.29commissioner of corrections; and
2.30(14) such other members as the commissioner of corrections deems appropriate.
2.31 Subd. 3. Meetings. The commissioner of corrections, or the commissioner's
2.32designee, shall convene the initial meeting of the task force. The members of the task
2.33force must elect a chair or co-chairs at the initial meeting. The task force shall meet
2.34sufficiently enough to accomplish the tasks identified in this section.
3.1 Subd. 4. Terms; compensation; removal; vacancies. The expiration, membership
3.2terms, removal of members, and filling of vacancies on the task force shall be as provided
3.3in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059. Members shall serve without compensation and
3.4expense reimbursement. The task force expires June 30, 2012.
3.5 Subd. 5. Report. By January 15, 2012, the task force shall submit its report,
3.6including any proposed legislative changes, to the chairs and ranking minority members
3.7of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over criminal
3.8justice policy and funding.
3.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.