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SF 675

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/06/2012 02:22pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying enforcement provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 299C.40, subdivision 1; 609.66, subdivision
1h.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299C.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
section.

(b) "CIBRS" means the Comprehensive Incident-Based Reporting System, located
in the Department of Public Safety and managed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
A reference in this section to "CIBRS" includes the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

(c) "Law enforcement agency" means a Minnesota municipal police department,
the Metropolitan Transit Police, the Metropolitan Airports Police, the University of
Minnesota Police Department, the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit,
a Minnesota county sheriff's department,new text begin the Enforcement Division of the Department of
Natural Resources,
new text end the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, or the Minnesota State Patrol.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.66, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:


Subd. 1h.

Silencers; authorized for law enforcement and wildlife control
purposes.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1a, paragraph (a), clause (1), licensed peace
officers may use devices designed to silence or muffle the discharge of a firearm for
tactical emergency response operations. Tactical emergency response operations include
execution of high risk search and arrest warrants, incidents of terrorism, hostage rescue,
and any other tactical deployments involving high risk circumstances. The chief law
enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency that has the need to use silencing devices
must establish and enforce a written policy governing the use of the devices.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 1a, paragraph (a), clause (1), deleted text beginuntil July 1, 2011,deleted text end
an enforcement officer, as defined in section 97A.015, subdivision 18, a wildlife area
manager, an employee designated under section 84.0835, or a person acting under contract
with the commissioner of natural resources, at specific times and locations that are
authorized by the commissioner of natural resources may use devices designed to silence
or muffle the discharge of a firearm for wildlife control operations that require stealth.
If the commissioner determines that the use of silencing devices is necessary under this
paragraph, the commissioner mustdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end establish and enforce a written policy governing the use, possession, and
transportation of the devicesdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) limit the number of the silencing devices maintained by the Department of
Natural Resources to no more than ten; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) keep direct custody and control of the devices when the devices are not
specifically authorized for use.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2011.
new text end