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HF 916

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/10/2021 04:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to corrections; modifying data privacy provisions for data maintained by
ombudsperson for corrections; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.856,
subdivisions 1, 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.856, subdivision
3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.856, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Private data.

The following data maintained by the ombudsperson for
corrections are classified as private data, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 12:

(1) all data on individuals pertaining to deleted text begincontacts made by clients seeking the assistance
of the
deleted text endnew text begin complaints received by thenew text end ombudsperson, except as specified in deleted text beginsubdivisions 2 and
3
deleted text endnew text begin subdivision 2new text end;new text begin and
new text end

(2) data recorded from personal and phone conversations and in correspondence between
the ombudsperson's staff and new text begincomplainants or new text endpersons interviewed during the course of an
investigationdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) client index cards;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) case assignment data; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) monthly closeout data.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.856, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Access to new text beginand sharing of new text enddata.

new text begin(a) new text endThe ombudsperson for corrections has
access to corrections and detention data and medical data as provided under section 241.94.

new text begin (b) The ombudsperson may share data classified as private by this section with an agency
to the extent deemed necessary to carry out the ombudsperson's powers and duties under
sections 241.90 to 241.95; or when information leads to the reasonable belief that immediate
danger of death, substantial bodily harm, or serious risk of harm exists for any person.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 13.856, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-00198

13.856 OMBUDSPERSON FOR CORRECTIONS; DATA.

Subd. 3.

Public data.

The following data maintained by the ombudsperson are classified as public data pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 15:

(1) client name;

(2) client location; and

(3) the inmate identification number assigned by the Department of Corrections.