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Minnesota Financial Crimes Advisory Board

Active dates:2005 -
Function: The Minnesota Financial Crimes Advisory Board shall provide advice to the commissioner of public safety related to the investigation and prosecution of identity theft and financial crime. The responsibilities of the Advisory Board include identifying, developing and recommending protocols and procedures for the statewide investigation of financial crimes. The Advisory Board may also recommend proposals regarding budgetary/funding issues facing the MNFCTF for the consideration of the Commissioner of Public Safety.
Preceded by:
Minnesota Financial Crimes Oversight Council
History: In 2009 new legislation changed the nature of the Oversight Council to that of an Advisory Board comprised of eighteen (18) members.

The Advisory Board oversees the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force.

The Minnesota Financial Crimes Advisory Board was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the board.
Membership: The advisory board consists of the following individuals, or their designees:
(1) the commissioner of public safety;
(2) the attorney general;
(3) two chiefs of police, selected by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association;
(4) two sheriffs, selected by the Minnesota Sheriffs Association;
(5) the United States attorney for the district of Minnesota;
(6) a county attorney, selected by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association;
(7) a representative from the Board of Public Defense, selected by that board;
(8) a representative from a federal law enforcement agency, selected by the advisory board;
(9) a representative from the retail merchants industry, selected by the advisory board;
(10) a representative from the banking and credit union industry, selected by the advisory board;
(11) a representative on behalf of senior citizens, selected by the advisory board;
(12) the statewide commander of the task force;
(13) two additional members selected by the advisory board;
(14) a senator who serves on the committee having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy, chosen by the Subcommittee on Committees of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration; and
(15) a representative who serves on the committee having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy, chosen by the speaker of the house.

The advisory board may adopt procedures to govern its conduct and shall select a chair from among its members. The legislative members of the advisory board may not vote on matters before the board.
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Record last updated: 02/09/2015
 

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