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HF 2409

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/29/2012 06:07pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to police officers; providing for uniform procedures for police civilian
review authorities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 626.89,
subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 626.89, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Applicability.

The procedures and provisions of this section apply to
law enforcement agencies and government units. The procedures and provisions of this
section do not apply todeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) investigations and proceedings of the Minneapolis civilian police review
authority; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end investigations of criminal charges against an officer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2012.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 626.89, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Civilian review. new text end

new text begin A civilian review board, commission, or other oversight
body shall not have the authority to make a finding of fact or determination regarding a
complaint against an officer or impose discipline on an officer. A civilian review board,
commission, or other oversight body may make a recommendation regarding the merits of
a complaint, however, the recommendation shall be advisory only and shall not be binding
on nor limit the authority of the chief law enforcement officer of any unit of government.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2012.
new text end