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HF 3353

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/07/2022 04:13pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring courts to report specified information on
mandatory sentences involving firearms; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 609.11, subdivision 10.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.11, subdivision 10, is amended to read:

Subd. 10.

Report on criminal cases involving firearm.

new text begin (a) new text end Beginning on July 1, 1994,
every county attorney shall collect and maintain the following information on criminal
complaints and prosecutions within the county attorney's office in which the defendant is
alleged to have committed an offense listed in subdivision 9 while possessing or using a

(1) whether the case was charged or dismissed;

(2) whether the defendant was convicted of the offense or a lesser offense; and

(3) whether the mandatory minimum sentence required under this section was imposed
and executed or was waived by the prosecutor or court.

No later than July 1 of each year, beginning on July 1, 1995, the county attorney shall
forward this information to the Sentencing Guidelines Commission upon forms prescribed
by the commission.

new text begin (b) Beginning on July 1, 2022, each district court administrator shall report to the
Sentencing Guidelines Commission, in a manner determined by the commission, the number
of convictions involving a firearm for which a mandatory sentence under this section applied,
whether the mandatory sentence was imposed and executed or was waived, and, if waived,
whether it was waived based on a motion filed by the prosecutor or by the court's own
motion. The commission shall include this information in its annual report to the legislature,
along with the information reported under paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund to the Supreme Court for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2023, to implement section 1.
new text end