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HF 476

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/31/2007

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to crimes; modifying where sex offenders may reside upon release from
confinement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.052, subdivision
4a.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 244.052, subdivision 4a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4a.

deleted text beginLevel IIIdeleted text end new text beginPredatory new text endoffenders; location of residence.

(a) deleted text beginWhendeleted text end new text beginBefore
new text endan offender assigned to risk level new text beginI, II, or new text endIII deleted text beginisdeleted text end new text beginmay be new text endreleased from confinement or a
residential facility to reside in the community or deleted text beginchanges residencedeleted text end new text beginmay be permitted to
change residences
new text endwhile on supervised or conditional release, the agency responsible for
the offender's supervision shall deleted text begintake into consideration the proximity of the offender's
residence to that of other level III offenders and proximity to schools and, to the greatest
extent feasible, shall mitigate the concentration of level III offenders and concentration
of level III offenders near schools.
deleted text endnew text begin require that the offender reside at a location at least
1,500 feet from any school, day care center, or park and at least 1,500 feet from another
predatory offender unless:
new text end

new text begin (1) the location is a house that was owned by the offender prior to conviction;
new text end

new text begin (2) the house is owned by and resided in by the offender's parents, children, or
siblings; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the building is a treatment facility licensed by the Department of Corrections.
new text end

(b) If the owner or property manager of a hotel, motel, lodging establishment, or
apartment building has an agreement with an agency that arranges or provides shelter for
victims of domestic abuse, the owner or property manager may not knowingly rent rooms
to both level III offenders and victims of domestic abuse at the same time. If the owner or
property manager has an agreement with an agency to provide housing to domestic abuse
victims and discovers or is informed that a tenant is a level III offender after signing a lease
or otherwise renting to the offender, the owner or property manager may evict the offender.