as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 02:53pm
A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying data accessibility related to environmental
hazards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.39, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13.39, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), data collected by a
government entity as part of an active investigation undertaken for the purpose of the
commencement or defense of a pending civil legal action, or which are retained in
anticipation of a pending civil legal action, are classified as protected nonpublic data pursuant
to section 13.02, subdivision 13, in the case of data not on individuals and confidential
pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 3, in the case of data on individuals. Any government
entity may make any data classified as confidential or protected nonpublic pursuant to this
subdivision accessible to any person, agencynew text beginnew text end or the public if the government entity
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new text beginnew text end promote public health or safetynew text beginnew text end
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new text beginnew text end dispel widespread rumor or unrest.
(b) A complainant has access to a statement provided by the complainant to a government
entity under paragraph (a).
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