.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3467, the second engrossment, as follows:
Page 180, after line 4, insert:
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 241.01, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:
Subd. 3a. Commissioner, powers and duties.
The commissioner of corrections has
the following powers and duties:
(a) To accept persons committed to the commissioner by the courts of this state for
care, custody, and rehabilitation.
(b) To determine the place of confinement of committed persons in a correctional
facility or other facility of the Department of Corrections and to prescribe reasonable
conditions and rules for their employment, conduct, instruction, and discipline within
or outside the facility. After July 1, 2016, the commissioner shall not allow inmates
1.12to be housed in facilities that are not owned and operated by the state, a local unit of
1.13government, or a group of local units of government.
Inmates shall not exercise custodial
functions or have authority over other inmates.
(c) To administer the money and property of the department.
(d) To administer, maintain, and inspect all state correctional facilities.
(e) To transfer authorized positions and personnel between state correctional
facilities as necessary to properly staff facilities and programs.
(f) To utilize state correctional facilities in the manner deemed to be most efficient
and beneficial to accomplish the purposes of this section, but not to close the Minnesota
Correctional Facility-Stillwater or the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud without
legislative approval. The commissioner may place juveniles and adults at the same
state minimum security correctional facilities, if there is total separation of and no
regular contact between juveniles and adults, except contact incidental to admission,
classification, and mental and physical health care.
(g) To organize the department and employ personnel the commissioner deems
necessary to discharge the functions of the department, including a chief executive officer
for each facility under the commissioner's control who shall serve in the unclassified civil
service and may, under the provisions of section
, be removed only for cause.
(h) To define the duties of these employees and to delegate to them any of the
commissioner's powers, duties and responsibilities, subject to the commissioner's control
and the conditions the commissioner prescribes.
(i) To annually develop a comprehensive set of goals and objectives designed to
clearly establish the priorities of the Department of Corrections. This report shall be
submitted to the governor commencing January 1, 1976. The commissioner may establish
ad hoc advisory committees.
2.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 4. [243.95] PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTS PROHIBITED.
2.12The commissioner may not contract with privately owned and operated prisons
2.13for the care, custody, and rehabilitation of offenders committed to the custody of the
2.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 180, after line 24, insert:
Sec. 6. [641.015] PLACEMENT IN PRIVATE PRISONS PROHIBITED.
2.18 Subdivision 1. Placement prohibited. After August 1, 2016, a sheriff shall not
2.19allow inmates committed to the custody of the sheriff to be housed in facilities that are not
2.20owned and operated by a local government, or a group of local units of government.
2.21 Subd. 2. Contracts prohibited. The county board may not authorize the sheriff to
2.22contract with privately owned and operated prisons for the care, custody, and rehabilitation
2.23of offenders committed to the custody of the sheriff.
2.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Page 181, delete section 5
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly