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HF 1933

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/25/2014 01:54pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to data practices; regulating disclosure of booking photographs;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.82, subdivision 26.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.82, subdivision 26, is amended to read:

Subd. 26.

Booking photographs.

(a) new text beginNotwithstanding section 13.03, requests for
copies or inspection of booking photographs shall be governed by this subdivision.
new text endFor
purposes of this subdivision, "booking photograph" means a photograph or electronically
produced image taken by law enforcement for identification purposes in connection with
the arrest of a person.

(b) deleted text beginExcept as otherwise provided in this subdivision,deleted text end A booking photograph
is public data. A law enforcement agency may temporarily withhold access to a
booking photograph if the agency determines that access will adversely affect an active text begin A request for a copy or to inspect a booking photograph must be made in
person to the law enforcement agency that holds the original photograph. In making a
request, the requestor must identify the name of each individual whose photograph is
being requested, and the approximate date the individual is believed to have been arrested.
new text end

new text begin (c) A copy of a booking photograph may be provided to the requestor on payment of
a fee, per photograph requested, of no less than $5 and no more than the actual costs to the
law enforcement agency for providing the photograph, including the employee time to
search for and retrieve the photograph, and the costs associated with making, certifying,
and delivering the copy. A copy of a booking photograph may not be provided in an
electronic format. The law enforcement agency may not charge a fee for inspection of a
booking photograph. Requests for bulk copies or inspection of photographs may only be
granted if the request complies with the requirements of this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any individual who requests a copy of a booking photograph under this section
shall be personally liable for any damages resulting from use of the photograph in a
manner that violates this chapter or any other law governing use of booking photographs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end