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Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board

Active dates:2006 - 2014

The mission of the Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board is to ensure the quality and integrity of forensic science services provided by laboratories, facilities or entities that conduct forensic analysis on physical evidence in connection with criminal actions as set forth in Minnesota Statutes 299C.156.


The Forensic Science Advisory Board convened for the first time on February 5, 2007.

The Forensic Laboratory 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 The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for the board to be repealed and 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 286 Art. 6 Sec. 9 contained the repeal.


As of 2012, 12 members, including one appointed by the Governor.
Subdivision 1. Membership. (a) The Forensic Laboratory Advisory Board consists of the following:
- Commissioner of public safety or designee
- Commissioner of corrections or designee
- An individual with expertise in the field of forensic science, selected by the governor
- An individual with expertise in the field of forensic science, selected by the attorney general
- A faculty member of the University of Minnesota, selected by the president of the university
- The state public defender or designee;
- A prosecutor, selected by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association
- A sheriff, selected by the Minnesota Sheriffs Association
- A police chief, selected by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association
- A judge or court administrator, selected by the chief justice of the Supreme Court
- A criminal defense attorney, selected by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2007.
Record last updated: 03/22/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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