1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/23/2010 01:34pm
A bill for an act
relating to judiciary; authorizing the court to furnish copies of documents in CD
Rom or DVD Rom disc to the public defender at no charge; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2008, section 611.271.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 611.271, is amended to read:
The court administrators of courts, the prosecuting attorneys of counties and
municipalities, and the law enforcement agencies of the state and its political subdivisions
shall furnish, upon the request of the district public defender, the state public defender,
or an attorney working for a public defense corporation under section 611.216, copies
of any documents in their possession at no charge to the public defender, including
the following: police reports, photographs, copies of existing grand jury transcripts,
audiotapes, videotapes, new text beginnew text endcopies of
existing transcripts of audiotapes deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text beginnew text end videotapesnew text beginnew text end and, in child protection cases, reports prepared by local welfare agencies.
new text beginnew text endNothing in this section shall compel production of documents that are not discoverable
under the rules of court, court order, or chapter 13.