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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka R-Nisswa said it was no longer possible to pass all remaining bills before midnight but “agreement is possible” between Gov Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders on what to include in the remaining billsRather than becoming tense and irritable over their failure to get their work done on time most legislators seemed resigned to the fact that they will have to return for a special session to finish the jobWith little to do lawmakers spent much of the day sitting in their offices or at their desks on the House and Senate floors waiting for bills to arrive so they could debate and voteWhile sitting at his desk in a nearly empty House chamber Rep Paul Thissen DFL-Minneapolis was asked how he was doing “Bored” he repliedOthers grumbled that they weren’t being told what was going on behind closed doors Only the governor and a handful of top legislative leaders were privy to the budget deliberationsBABY TALK IN THE HOUSEDuring a prolonged debate on a public safety bill Rep John Lesch DFL-St Paul phoned home and asked his baby sitter to bring Eleanor his 11-month-old daughter to the House chamberWhen Eleanor arrived Lesch put her on his shoulders grabbed her milk bottle in his hand and paraded her around the room introducing her to his colleaguesAsked why he brought her to the Capitol Lesch replied “I wanted to see her During this part of the session I don’t get to see her that much” Judging by the smiles and baby talk she generated around the room other lawmakers also were happy to see herBONDING BILL ALIVEWhile one House floor debate dragged on Republican Rep Dean Urdahl of Grove City chair of the bonding committee huddled at the back of the chamber with Rep Alice Hausman of St Paul the lead Democrat on that panel to discuss projects to include in a public works bill—if Dayton and legislative leaders give them permission to assemble one”We’re getting closer” to agreeing on what will be in the bill Urdahl said “We’re working around the edges But it still isn’t easy”Hausman said “If (Urdahl) and I could write the bill it would have been done a long time ago But we’re not the closers”She speculated that the governor and legislative leaders are delaying action on a popular bonding bill to use it for leverage to pass other billsSPECTACULAR VIEW RETURNSOne of the most popular spots for legislators lobbyists and staffers to hang out during down times was the Capitol loggia a long-closed covered balcony on the second floor where the House and Senate meetMinnesota’s extreme temperatures had caused cracks and corrosion on the loggia’s stone floor and marble railings But after a $400000 repair as part of the nearly complete Capitol renovation the Department of Administration opened the doors to the restored balcony overlooking the building’s south entranceLegislators lobbyists Capitol staffers and tourists flocked to the site for the fresh air and sunshinePUBLIC INSISTS ON BEING SEENEven though much of what happens in the final hours of the session happens behind closed doors demonstrators nonetheless strolled the halls with signs for their causes”Yes we can still make a difference” said Michael LaCoste a volunteer with the labor organization AFSCME Council 5 as he and Jolene Cotudio circled the Capitol rotunda outside the chambers of the House and Senate They held signs reading simply “AFSCME is Watching”WAITING ON A NUMBERWhile most other House and Senate budget negotiators were holding private talks outside the chambers House Taxes Committee Chair Greg Davids R-Preston stayed at his desk on the House floor and listened to a rambling public safety debateWhy wasn’t he off cutting a tax deal “We’re just waiting for our number” Davids said referring to the total amount that Dayton and the legislative leaders agree to provide for tax reliefWhen the tax negotiators get that number they can pull their bill together quickly he said But the tax-cut measure—the cherry on the cake for most legislators—will be one of the last bills to be put to a voteDavid Orrick and David Montgomery contributed to this article”What are we going to do to make sure this doesn’t happen again” asked the bill’s sponsor in the House Rep Marion O’Neill R-Maple Lake “Because we don’t have justice”The bill was unanimously approved Tuesday May 15 in the House; it passed through the Senate earlier this month and now heads to Gov Mark Dayton’s deskThe bill would mandate that any health care professional who processes a kit from an alleged survivor of sexual assault and gets permission from the patient must inform their local law enforcement agency of the evidence — which must then be picked up by the agency within 10 daysThe agency then has 60 days to submit the kit to a forensic lab for testing — with a caveat: “Unless the law enforcement agency deems the result of the kit would not add evidentiary value to the case”That’s a distinction that’s been debated in recent years Some states including Michigan require agencies to forward all kits for testing no matter whatWhy would they not submit the kits In many cases authorities know that intercourse occurred during an alleged assault — suspects admit it but say it was consensual Thus testing the DNA in the rape kit would be a moot pointBut advocates of the “test everything” approach say getting that DNA on file may help authorities find serial rapists or provide leads for cases they assumed were unrelatedAdditionally “We all operate about these myths and biases about everybody and rape is no different . Not all investigators view sexual assault the same way” Linda Walther a registered nurse and experienced sexual assault examiner at Regions Hospital in St Paul said in an interview on the topic last yearStill “This is the language we’ve agreed upon at this point It does say if they (police) decide not to test it they have to make a record of that We’re hoping that more kits will be tested” said Caroline Palmer public and legal affairs director for the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual AssaultDuring discussion of that point last year O’Neill said in an interview “I do trust law enforcement to make that decision (of whether to forward the kits) . I don’t want to take that authority away from law enforcement and say ‘No all of them have to be tested’ and I don’t want to inundate the system” “It’s a good first step” Palmer said of the bill in general this weekThe bill also allows sexual assault survivors to request information on when their kit was submitted for testing and whether the test produced a DNA profile Still police could deny the request under the law if they believe it would interfere with an investigationUnderstanding the numbersIn 2015 a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report found that roughly 3500 kits were sitting on police and sheriff department shelves untested That’s not counting those sitting in hospitals or in the 25 departments that didn’t respond to the BCA surveyBut even survivor advocates noted that not many people understand that number what it means: In fact only a small fraction of those thousands — 92 — pertained to active investigations A big chunk of the kits were “anonymous” belonging to people who didn’t want police involvement at least not yet — and police couldn’t touch them There were cases where complainants drifted from police contactAnd an even bigger portion were closed — found to be either unfounded or “unprosecutable”Sexual-assault survivor advocates say they would like a closer look at the kits in that last category — and they’re helping the state apply for federal funding to do just that The Department of Public Safety is applying for a $3 million grant that would add staff and set up a better testing protocol for the kits — as well as figure out how many of the 3500 kits should be tested or notBill focuses on future casesThe bill that passed through the legislature does not address the backlog; it addresses future casesKits deemed a priority are sent to the BCA which conducts the DNA testingAnd ever since the 2015 report that agency’s turnaround times have jumped: from 33 days in 2015 to 60 days last year It’s one reason legislators are hesitant to mandate that kits be forwarded to the BCA en masse And it’s not just rape kits: last year BCA officials noted cases requiring DNA analysis had increased 57 percent over a five-year period as the technology becomes more widely usedThe BCA received funding for eight more lab staff but O’Neill said it was her understanding that not all the positions had been filled A BCA official did not immediately return a call for updated numbersO’Neill said the next step legislatively is to address which jurisdictions should pay for the kits to be conducted and where they should be stored explained further that the return of suicide bombers in some of the states in the North is an indication that the withdrawal directive was premature for now.