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HF 155

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 01/14/2015 10:46am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to data practices; classifying data related to automated license plate
readers; requiring a log of use; requiring data to be destroyed in certain
circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.82, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin License plate reader data. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision,
"automated license plate reader data" means government data derived from an automated
reader that captures motor vehicle license plate numbers.
new text end

new text begin (b) Automated license plate reader data are private data on individuals or nonpublic
data. Notwithstanding section 138.17, automated license plate reader data must not be
retained, in any format, unless, based on a search of the Minnesota license plate data file,
the data identify a vehicle or license plate that has been stolen, there is a warrant for the
arrest of the owner of the vehicle or the owner has a suspended or revoked driver's license,
or the data are active investigative data.
new text end

new text begin (c) A law enforcement agency that installs or uses an automated license plate reader
must maintain a log of its use, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) locations at which the reader is installed or used;
new text end

new text begin (2) specific times of day that the reader actively collected data; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the aggregate number of vehicles or license plates on which data are collected for
each period of active use.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, data contained in a log required under
this paragraph are public.
new text end

new text begin (d) The responsible law enforcement agency shall conduct a biennial audit of data
collected from automated license plate readers to determine whether the data has been
classified or destroyed as required under this subdivision. Specific data used in the audit
under this paragraph are classified as provided in paragraph (b). Summary data related to
the results of the audit are public.
new text end

new text begin (e) A law enforcement agency may not use an automated license plate reader unless
the agency has implemented policies and procedures necessary to ensure compliance
with this subdivision.
new text end