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SF 2690

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/21/2014 08:48am

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; modifying notice of possession of a firearm in a
building in Capitol Area; modifying funding for security services provided by
the Department of Public Safety; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 609.66, subdivision 1g; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 299E.02.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.66, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:


Subd. 1g.

Felony; possession in courthouse or certain state buildings.

(a)
A person who commits either of the following acts is guilty of a felony and may be
sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not
more than $10,000, or both:

(1) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives within any courthouse
complex; or

(2) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives in any state building
within the Capitol Area described in chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory.

(b) Unless a person is otherwise prohibited or restricted by other law to possess a
dangerous weapon, this subdivision does not apply to:

(1) licensed peace officers or military personnel who are performing official duties;

(2) persons who carry pistols according to the terms of a permit issued under section
624.714 and who so notify the sheriff or the commissioner of public safety, as appropriate
prior to entering a courthouse complex;

(3) persons who possess dangerous weapons for the purpose of display as
demonstrative evidence during testimony at a trial or hearing or exhibition in compliance
with advance notice and safety guidelines set by the sheriff or the commissioner of public
safety; or

(4) persons who possess dangerous weapons in a courthouse complex with the
express consent of the county sheriff or who possess dangerous weapons in a state building
with the express consent of the commissioner of public safety; or

(5) persons who enter a state building in the Capitol Area carrying pistols according
to the terms of a permit issued under section 624.714 and the requirements in paragraph (c)
.

(c) Prior to entering a state building in the Capitol Area, a person under paragraph
(b), clause (5), shall provide written notice by United States mail or electronic mail to the
commissioner of public safety of the person's intent to carry a pistol in the building. The
notice must include the person's name, date of birth, expiration date of the permit to
carry, and mailing address for notifications sent by United States mail or e-mail address
for notifications sent by electronic mail. The commissioner shall confirm receipt of the
notification by United States mail or e-mail. Within 30 days of the renewal date of a
person's permit to carry, the person shall renotify the commissioner of the person's intent
to carry a pistol under paragraph (b), clause (5). A person carrying a pistol in a state
building in the Capitol Area shall display the permit to carry card and a government-issued
identification document upon request by a licensed peace officer.

Sec. 2. FUNDING FOR SECURITY SERVICES IN 2015.

State agency tenants in the Capitol Area as described in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
15B, other than the National Guard Armory, who deposited fees in an account in the special
revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.02, for security services provided by
the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety in fiscal year
2014 shall, for such security services in fiscal year 2015, deposit in an account in the special
revenue fund on July 1, 2015, an amount equal to that tenant's total fee amount deposited
in fiscal year 2014 under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.02. The fees deposited in the
account are appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for security services provided
to the agency tenants in fiscal year 2015. The total amount of fees deposited in the account
for fiscal year 2015 shall be added to the base budget for the Department of Public Safety.

Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION.

$....... in fiscal year 2015 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of public safety for the Capitol Complex Security Division. This appropriation must
include money to increase the number of state troopers in the division to a complement
of 12, and to increase the number of nonlicensed security officers in the division to
a complement of 67 to address vulnerabilities in the security of the Capitol Area, as
described in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory,
including but not limited to placing state troopers and security officers in buildings for
security purposes as determined by the commissioner.

Sec. 4. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.02, is repealed.

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