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Task Force on Aiding and Abetting Felony Murder

Active dates:2021-2022

The task force on aiding and abetting felony murder is established to collect and analyze data on the charging, convicting, and sentencing of people for aiding and abetting felony murder; assess whether current laws and practices promote public safety and equity in sentencing; and make recommendations to the legislature. On or before January 15, 2022, the task force shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over criminal sentencing on the findings and recommendations of the task force.


The commissioner of corrections shall convene the first meeting of the task force no later than August 1, 2021, and shall provide meeting space and administrative assistance as necessary for the task force to conduct its work. The task force shall meet at least monthly or upon the call of its chair. The task force shall meet sufficiently enough to accomplish its tasks. Meetings of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.


The task force consists of the following members: the commissioner of corrections or a designee; the executive director of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission or a designee; the state public defender or a designee; the statewide coordinator of the Violent Crime Coordinating Council or a designee; one defense attorney, appointed by the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; two county attorneys, one from a county within the seven-county metropolitan area and the other from outside the seven-county metropolitan area, appointed by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association; a peace officer familiar with homicide investigations, preferably felony murder, appointed jointly by the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association; one member representing a victims' rights organization, appointed by the senate majority leader; one member of a statewide civil rights organization, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; one impacted person who is directly related to a person who has been convicted of felony murder, appointed by the governor; and one person with expertise regarding the laws and practices of other states relating to aiding and abetting felony murder, appointed by the governor.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2021.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 02/11/2022

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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