as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/30/2016 12:35pm
A bill for an act
relating to criminal justice; allowing local governmental units to regulate the
residency of level III sex offenders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
244.052, subdivision 4a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 244.052, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:
(a) When an offender
assigned to risk level III is released from confinement or a residential facility to reside
in the community or changes residence while on supervised or conditional release,
the agency responsible for the offender's supervision shall take 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
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(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.
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