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SF 2309

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 11:36pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/03/2010

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; lengthening probationary period for newly hired
peace officers in certain statutory cities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
sections 44.01, by adding a subdivision; 44.10, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 44.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Peace officer. new text end

new text begin "Peace officer" means an employee of a city with a merit
system established under section 44.02 who is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Peace
Officer Standards and Training, is charged with the prevention and detection of crime and
the enforcement of the general criminal laws of the state, and has the full power of arrest.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 44.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Employees in classified service.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept as provided in
new text begin paragraph (b) and new text endsubdivision 2, every person holding a position in the classified service
of a municipality on the effective date of the merit system ordinance and every person
subsequently appointed to such a position shall serve a probationary period of six months.

new text begin(b) The probationary period for a peace officer is 12 months.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endDuring deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin the probationarynew text end periodnew text begin described in this subdivisionnew text end, the person may
be dismissed summarily without compliance with section 44.08, but the dismissal shall
be in writing and reported to the board.

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment and apply to all
peace officers hired under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 44, on or after that date.
new text end