1.1.................... moves to amend S.F. No. 802, the third engrossment, as amended, as
1.3Page 235, line 25, delete "100,029,000" and insert "99,904,000"
1.4Page 235, delete line 30
1.5Page 236, delete lines 1 to 4
1.6Page 236, line 5, delete "(c)" and insert "(b)"
1.7Page 236, after line 25, insert:

1.9$125,000 the first year is to convene,
1.10administer, and implement the Forfeiture
1.11Reform Task Force."
1.12Page 237, delete sections 14 and 15
1.13Page 243, delete article 19 and insert:

1.14"ARTICLE 19

1.17    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A task force on forfeiture reform is established to develop
1.18a comprehensive plan to reform procedures relating to the seizure and forfeiture of property
1.19associated with criminal activity in Minnesota, including proposals for model policies and
1.20legislative action. Proposed legislation and model policies must be consistent with the goals
1.21that no forfeiture be completed without sufficient proof of criminal activity; all owners have
1.22access to a meaningful hearing within a reasonable time after property is seized; the value
2.1of forfeited property is not excessive in relation to the underlying criminal offense; proceeds
2.2from forfeiture proceedings do not directly fund the entity that seized the property or
2.3represented the government agency in forfeiture proceedings; local law enforcement agencies
2.4are prohibited from circumventing state laws; and local law enforcement agencies have
2.5access to sufficient sources of funding that are not connected to forfeiture.
2.6    Subd. 2. Membership. (a) The task force consists of the following members:
2.7(1) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
2.8(2) one chief of police appointed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
2.9(3) one sheriff appointed by the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association;
2.10(4) two rank and file peace officers, at least one of whom must serve a jurisdiction outside
2.11the seven-county metropolitan area, appointed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers
2.13(5) one conservation officer appointed by the commissioner of natural resources;
2.14(6) the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or a designee;
2.15(7) the state public defender or a designee;
2.16(8) one defense attorney appointed by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense
2.18(9) one county attorney appointed by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association;
2.19(10) one member of the Violent Crime Coordinating Council appointed by the council's
2.21(11) one attorney representing the ACLU of Minnesota, appointed by its executive
2.23(12) one attorney with a nonprofit public interest law firm focusing on property rights,
2.24free speech, educational choice, and economic liberty; and
2.25(13) the director of the Office of Justice Programs or a designee.
2.26(b) Unless otherwise specified, members shall be appointed by the commissioner of
2.27public safety. Appointments must be made no later than July 30, 2019.
2.28(c) Members shall serve without compensation.
3.1(d) Members of the task force serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority or until
3.2the task force expires. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority consistent with
3.3the qualifications of the vacating member required by this subdivision.
3.4    Subd. 3. Officers; meetings. (a) The task force shall elect a chair and vice-chair and
3.5may elect other officers as necessary.
3.6(b) The commissioner of public safety shall convene the first meeting of the task force
3.7no later than August 1, 2019, and shall provide meeting space and administrative assistance
3.8as necessary for the task force to conduct its work.
3.9(c) The task force shall meet at least monthly, or upon the call of its chair. The task force
3.10shall meet sufficiently enough to accomplish the tasks identified in this section. Meetings
3.11of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.
3.12    Subd. 4. Duties. (a) The duties of the task force shall, at a minimum, include:
3.13(1) reviewing current state laws relating to the forfeiture of property in connection with
3.14criminal activity;
3.15(2) reviewing state and federal court decisions relating to forfeiture of property in
3.16connection with criminal activity;
3.17(3) reviewing the financial impact of forfeiture on state and local law enforcement
3.19(4) receiving input from individuals who had property seized pursuant to Minnesota's
3.20forfeiture laws;
3.21(5) reviewing laws and policies adopted and proposed in other jurisdictions relating to
3.22forfeiture of property in connection with criminal activity; and
3.23(6) developing proposed model policies and legislation which are consistent with the
3.24goals identified in subdivision 1.
3.25(b) At its discretion, the task force may examine other related issues consistent with this
3.26section as necessary.
3.27    Subd. 5. Report. On or before February 15, 2020, the task force shall report to the chairs
3.28and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction
3.29over public safety finance and policy on the work of the task force. The report shall include
3.30proposed model policies and legislation.
3.31    Subd. 6. Expiration. This task force expires upon submission of the report required
3.32under subdivision 5.
4.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This article is effective July 1, 2019."
4.2Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
4.3Amend the title accordingly