After a bill is introduced, the chair of a legislative committee to which a bill is referred may request that a fiscal note be prepared on the proposed legislation. A fiscal note request is then assigned to a state agency or agencies that can best determine the fiscal impact. After review, the fiscal note is presented to the Legislature and becomes an integral part of the decision making process. This year, MSGC completed 43 fiscal notes. Of the 43 bills that required a fiscal note from MSGC, five were passed and signed by the Governor.
Chapter 86, Art 3, Sec.10-Senate File 671 amended Minn. Stat. § 609.3455 to provide for presumptive executed prison sentences of at least 36 months for offenders sentenced for first- through fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct offenses, if the offender has a previous sex offense conviction.