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Conference Committee Report - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/13/2013 01:27pm

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1.1CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON S.F. No. 745
1.2A bill for an act
1.3relating to state government; classifying or modifying certain provisions
1.4concerning data practices; requiring informed consent; amending definitions;
1.5allowing disclosure of certain data; allowing access to certain records; making
1.6technical changes; modifying certain provisions regarding transportation and
1.7health data; modifying certain provisions regarding criminal history records,
1.8criminal background checks, and other criminal justice data provisions; extending
1.9for six years the sunset provision for the newborn screening advisory committee;
1.10providing for accreditation of forensic laboratories; repealing the McGruff safe
1.11house program;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 13.37, subdivision
1.121; 13.386, subdivision 3; 13.43, subdivisions 2, 14; 13.64, subdivision 2; 13.72,
1.13subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 144.966, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding
1.14subdivisions; 171.07, subdivision 1a; 171.12, subdivision 7; 241.065, subdivision
1.154; 268.19, subdivision 1; 299C.11, subdivision 1; 299C.46, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a,
1.163; 299F.035, subdivisions 1, 2; 299F.77; 340A.301, subdivision 2; 340A.402;
1.17611.272; 626.556, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
1.18Statutes, chapters 13; 144; 299C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, section
1.19299A.28.
1.20May 9, 2013
1.21The Honorable Sandra L. Pappas
1.22President of the Senate
1.23The Honorable Paul Thissen
1.24Speaker of the House of Representatives
1.25We, the undersigned conferees for S.F. No. 745 report that we have agreed upon the
1.26items in dispute and recommend as follows:
1.27That the House recede from its amendments and that S.F. No. 745 be further
1.28amended as follows:
1.29Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.30    "Section 1. [13.356] PERSONAL CONTACT AND ONLINE ACCOUNT
1.31INFORMATION.
1.32(a) The following data on an individual collected, maintained, or received by
1.33a government entity for notification purposes or as part of a subscription list for an
2.1entity's electronic periodic publications as requested by the individual are private data
2.2on individuals:
2.3(1) telephone number;
2.4(2) e-mail address; and
2.5(3) Internet user name, password, Internet protocol address, and any other similar
2.6data related to the individual's online account or access procedures.
2.7(b) Section 13.04, subdivision 2, does not apply to data classified under paragraph (a).
2.8Paragraph (a) does not apply to data submitted by an individual to the Campaign Finance
2.9Board to meet the legal requirements imposed by chapter 10A, to data submitted for
2.10purposes of making a public comment, or to data in a state agency's rulemaking e-mail list.
2.11(c) Data provided under paragraph (a) may only be used for the specific purpose
2.12for which the individual provided the data.
2.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
2.14and applies to data collected, maintained, or received before, on, or after that date.

2.15    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
2.16    Subdivision 1. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the
2.17meanings given them.
2.18(a) "Security information" means government data the disclosure of which the
2.19responsible authority determines would be likely to substantially jeopardize the security of
2.20information, possessions, individuals or property against theft, tampering, improper use,
2.21attempted escape, illegal disclosure, trespass, or physical injury. "Security information"
2.22includes crime prevention block maps and lists of volunteers who participate in community
2.23crime prevention programs and their home and mailing addresses and, telephone numbers,
2.24e-mail or other digital addresses, Internet communication services accounts information or
2.25similar accounts information, and global positioning system locations.
2.26(b) "Trade secret information" means government data, including a formula, pattern,
2.27compilation, program, device, method, technique or process (1) that was supplied by the
2.28affected individual or organization, (2) that is the subject of efforts by the individual or
2.29organization that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy, and (3)
2.30that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally
2.31known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can
2.32obtain economic value from its disclosure or use.
2.33(c) "Labor relations information" means management positions on economic and
2.34noneconomic items that have not been presented during the collective bargaining process
3.1or interest arbitration, including information specifically collected or created to prepare
3.2the management position.
3.3(d) "Parking space leasing data" means the following government data on an
3.4applicant for, or lessee of, a parking space: residence address, home telephone number,
3.5beginning and ending work hours, place of employment, work telephone number, and
3.6location of the parking space.

3.7    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.386, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
3.8    Subd. 3. Collection, storage, use, and dissemination of genetic information. (a)
3.9Unless otherwise expressly provided by law, genetic information about an individual:
3.10(1) may be collected by a government entity, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision
3.117a, or any other person only with the written informed consent of the individual;
3.12(2) may be used only for purposes to which the individual has given written
3.13informed consent;
3.14(3) may be stored only for a period of time to which the individual has given written
3.15informed consent; and
3.16(4) may be disseminated only:
3.17(i) with the individual's written informed consent; or
3.18(ii) if necessary in order to accomplish purposes described by clause (2). A consent
3.19to disseminate genetic information under item (i) must be signed and dated. Unless
3.20otherwise provided by law, such a consent is valid for one year or for a lesser period
3.21specified in the consent.
3.22(b) Newborn screening activities conducted under sections 144.125 to 144.128 are
3.23subject to paragraph (a). Other programs and activities governed under section 144.192
3.24are not subject to paragraph (a).
3.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

3.26    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.43, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
3.27    Subd. 2. Public data. (a) Except for employees described in subdivision 5 and
3.28subject to the limitations described in subdivision 5a, the following personnel data on
3.29current and former employees, volunteers, and independent contractors of a government
3.30entity is public:
3.31    (1) name; employee identification number, which must not be the employee's Social
3.32Security number; actual gross salary; salary range; terms and conditions of employment
3.33relationship; contract fees; actual gross pension; the value and nature of employer paid
4.1fringe benefits; and the basis for and the amount of any added remuneration, including
4.2expense reimbursement, in addition to salary;
4.3    (2) job title and bargaining unit; job description; education and training background;
4.4and previous work experience;
4.5    (3) date of first and last employment;
4.6    (4) the existence and status of any complaints or charges against the employee,
4.7regardless of whether the complaint or charge resulted in a disciplinary action;
4.8    (5) the final disposition of any disciplinary action together with the specific reasons
4.9for the action and data documenting the basis of the action, excluding data that would
4.10identify confidential sources who are employees of the public body;
4.11    (6) the complete terms of any agreement settling any dispute arising out of an
4.12employment relationship, including a buyout agreement as defined in section 123B.143,
4.13subdivision 2
, paragraph (a); except that the agreement must include specific reasons for
4.14the agreement if it involves the payment of more than $10,000 of public money;
4.15    (7) work location; a work telephone number; badge number; work-related continuing
4.16education; and honors and awards received; and
4.17    (8) payroll time sheets or other comparable data that are only used to account for
4.18employee's work time for payroll purposes, except to the extent that release of time sheet
4.19data would reveal the employee's reasons for the use of sick or other medical leave
4.20or other not public data.
4.21    (b) For purposes of this subdivision, a final disposition occurs when the government
4.22entity makes its final decision about the disciplinary action, regardless of the possibility of
4.23any later proceedings or court proceedings. Final disposition includes a resignation by an
4.24individual when the resignation occurs after the final decision of the government entity,
4.25or arbitrator. In the case of arbitration proceedings arising under collective bargaining
4.26agreements, a final disposition occurs at the conclusion of the arbitration proceedings,
4.27or upon the failure of the employee to elect arbitration within the time provided by the
4.28collective bargaining agreement. A disciplinary action does not become public data if an
4.29arbitrator sustains a grievance and reverses all aspects of any disciplinary action.
4.30    (c) The government entity may display a photograph of a current or former employee
4.31to a prospective witness as part of the government entity's investigation of any complaint
4.32or charge against the employee.
4.33    (d) A complainant has access to a statement provided by the complainant to a
4.34government entity in connection with a complaint or charge against an employee.
4.35    (e) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (5), and subject to paragraph (f), upon
4.36completion of an investigation of a complaint or charge against a public official, or if a
5.1public official resigns or is terminated from employment while the complaint or charge is
5.2pending, all data relating to the complaint or charge are public, unless access to the data
5.3would jeopardize an active investigation or reveal confidential sources. For purposes
5.4of this paragraph, "public official" means:
5.5    (1) the head of a state agency and deputy and assistant state agency heads;
5.6    (2) members of boards or commissions required by law to be appointed by the
5.7governor or other elective officers;
5.8    (3) executive or administrative heads of departments, bureaus, divisions, or
5.9institutions within state government; and
5.10(4) the following employees:
5.11(i) the chief administrative officer, or the individual acting in an equivalent position,
5.12in all political subdivisions;
5.13(ii) individuals required to be identified by a political subdivision pursuant to section
5.14471.701 ;
5.15(iii) in a city with a population of more than 7,500 or a county with a population
5.16of more than 5,000, individuals in a management capacity reporting directly to the chief
5.17administrative officer or the individual acting in an equivalent position: managers; chiefs;
5.18heads or directors of departments, divisions, bureaus, or boards; and any equivalent
5.19position; and
5.20(iv) in a school district,: business managers,; human resource directors, and; athletic
5.21directors whose duties include at least 50 percent of their time spent in administration,
5.22personnel, supervision, and evaluation; chief financial officers; directors; individuals
5.23defined as superintendents, and principals, and directors under Minnesota Rules, part
5.243512.0100; and in a charter school, individuals employed in comparable positions.
5.25(f) Data relating to a complaint or charge against an employee identified under
5.26paragraph (e), clause (4), are public only if:
5.27(1) the complaint or charge results in disciplinary action or the employee resigns or
5.28is terminated from employment while the complaint or charge is pending; or
5.29(2) potential legal claims arising out of the conduct that is the subject of the
5.30complaint or charge are released as part of a settlement agreement with another person.
5.31This paragraph and paragraph (e) do not authorize the release of data that are made
5.32not public under other law.
5.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

5.34    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.43, subdivision 14, is amended to read:
6.1    Subd. 14. Maltreatment data. (a) When a report of alleged maltreatment of a
6.2student in a school facility, as defined in section 626.556, subdivision 2, paragraph (f), is
6.3made to the commissioner of education under section 626.556, data that are relevant to a
6.4report of maltreatment and are collected by the school facility about the person alleged to
6.5have committed maltreatment must be provided to the commissioner of education upon
6.6request for purposes of an assessment or investigation of the maltreatment report. Data
6.7received by the commissioner of education pursuant to these assessments or investigations
6.8are classified under section 626.556.
6.9(b) Personnel data may be released for purposes of providing information to a parent,
6.10legal guardian, or custodian of a child under section 626.556, subdivision 7.

6.11    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.4965, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
6.12    Subd. 3. Homestead and other applications. The classification and disclosure
6.13of certain information collected to determine eligibility of property for a homestead or
6.14other classification or benefit are governed by section sections 273.124, subdivision
6.15 subdivisions 13, 13a, 13b, 13c, and 13d; 273.1245; and 273.1315.
6.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

6.17    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.64, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
6.18    Subd. 2. Department of Administration. (a) Security features of building
6.19plans, building specifications, and building drawings of state-owned facilities and
6.20non-state-owned facilities leased by the state are classified as nonpublic data when
6.21maintained by the Department of Administration and may be shared with anyone as
6.22needed to perform duties of the commissioner.
6.23(b) Data maintained by the Department of Administration that identify an individual
6.24with a disability or a family member of an individual with a disability related to services
6.25funded by the federal Assistive Technology Act, United States Code, title 29, sections
6.263001 to 3007, for assistive technology device demonstrations, transition training, loans,
6.27reuse, or alternative financing are private data on individuals.

6.28    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.72, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
6.29    Subd. 10. Transportation service data. Personal, medical, financial, familial, or
6.30locational information data pertaining to applicants for or users of services providing
6.31transportation for the disabled or elderly, with the exception of the name of the applicant
6.32or user of the service, are private.
7.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

7.2    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.72, is amended by adding a subdivision to
7.3read:
7.4    Subd. 19. Construction manager/general contractor data. (a) When the
7.5Department of Transportation undertakes a construction manager/general contractor
7.6contract, as defined and authorized in sections 161.3207 to 161.3209, the provisions
7.7of this subdivision apply.
7.8(b) When the commissioner of transportation solicits a request for qualifications:
7.9(1) the following data are classified as protected nonpublic:
7.10(i) the statement of qualifications scoring evaluation manual; and
7.11(ii) the statement of qualifications evaluations;
7.12(2) the statement of qualifications submitted by a potential construction
7.13manager/general contractor is classified as nonpublic data; and
7.14(3) identifying information concerning the members of the Technical Review
7.15Committee is classified as private data.
7.16(c) When the commissioner of transportation announces the short list of qualified
7.17construction managers/general contractors, the following data become public:
7.18(1) the statement of qualifications scoring evaluation manual; and
7.19(2) the statement of qualifications evaluations.
7.20(d) When the commissioner of transportation solicits a request for proposals:
7.21(1) the proposal scoring manual is classified as protected nonpublic data; and
7.22(2) the following data are classified as nonpublic data:
7.23(i) the proposals submitted by a potential construction manager/general contractor;
7.24and
7.25(ii) the proposal evaluations.
7.26(e) When the commissioner of transportation has completed the ranking of proposals
7.27and announces the selected construction manager/general contractor, the proposal
7.28evaluation score or rank and proposal evaluations become public data.
7.29(f) When the commissioner of transportation conducts contract negotiations
7.30with a construction manager/general contractor, government data created, collected,
7.31stored, and maintained during those negotiations are nonpublic data until a construction
7.32manager/general contractor contract is fully executed.
7.33(g) When the construction manager/general contractor contract is fully executed or
7.34when the commissioner of transportation decides to use another contract procurement
7.35process, other than the construction manager/general contractor authority, authorized
8.1under section 161.3209, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), all remaining data not already made
8.2public under this subdivision become public.
8.3(h) If the commissioner of transportation rejects all responses to a request for
8.4proposals before a construction manager/general contractor contract is fully executed, all
8.5data, other than that data made public under this subdivision, retains its classification
8.6until a resolicitation of the request for proposals results in a fully executed construction
8.7manager/general contractor contract or a determination is made to abandon the project. If
8.8a resolicitation of proposals does not occur within one year of the announcement of the
8.9request for proposals, the remaining data become public.

8.10    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.72, is amended by adding a subdivision
8.11to read:
8.12    Subd. 20. Transit customer data. (a) Data on applicants, users, and customers
8.13of public transit collected by or through the Metropolitan Council's personalized Web
8.14services or the regional fare collection system are private data on individuals. As used in
8.15this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given them:
8.16(1) "regional fare collection system" means the fare collection system created and
8.17administered by the council that is used for collecting fares or providing fare cards or
8.18passes for transit services which includes:
8.19(i) regular route bus service within the metropolitan area and paratransit service,
8.20whether provided by the council or by other providers of regional transit service;
8.21(ii) light rail transit service within the metropolitan area;
8.22(iii) rideshare programs administered by the council;
8.23(iv) special transportation services provided under section 473.386; and
8.24(v) commuter rail service;
8.25(2) "personalized Web services" means services for which transit service applicants,
8.26users, and customers must establish a user account; and
8.27(3) "metropolitan area" means the area defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2.
8.28(b) The council may disseminate data on user and customer transaction history
8.29and fare card use to government entities, organizations, school districts, educational
8.30institutions, and employers that subsidize or provide fare cards to their clients, students, or
8.31employees. "Data on user and customer transaction history and fare card use" means:
8.32(1) the date a fare card was used;
8.33(2) the time a fare card was used;
8.34(3) the mode of travel;
8.35(4) the type of fare product used; and
9.1(5) information about the date, time, and type of fare product purchased.
9.2Government entities, organizations, school districts, educational institutions, and
9.3employers may use customer transaction history and fare card use data only for purposes
9.4of measuring and promoting fare card use and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of their
9.5fare card programs. If a user or customer requests in writing that the council limit the
9.6disclosure of transaction history and fare card use, the council may disclose only the card
9.7balance and the date a card was last used.
9.8(c) The council may disseminate transit service applicant, user, and customer data
9.9to another government entity to prevent unlawful intrusion into government electronic
9.10systems, or as otherwise provided by law.
9.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

9.12    Sec. 11. [144.192] TREATMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS AND
9.13HEALTH DATA HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HEALTH
9.14BOARDS.
9.15    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
9.16have the meanings given.
9.17(b) "Biological specimen" means tissue, fluids, excretions, or secretions that contain
9.18human DNA originating from an identifiable individual, either living or deceased.
9.19Biological specimen does not include infectious agents or chemicals that are isolated from a
9.20specimen. Nothing in this section or section 13.386 is intended to limit the commissioner's
9.21ability to collect, use, store, or disseminate such isolated infectious agents or chemicals.
9.22(c) "Health data" has the meaning given in section 13.3805, subdivision 1, paragraph
9.23(a), clause (2).
9.24(d) "Health oversight" means oversight of the health care system for activities
9.25authorized by law, limited to the following:
9.26(1) audits;
9.27(2) civil, administrative, or criminal investigations;
9.28(3) inspections;
9.29(4) licensure or disciplinary actions;
9.30(5) civil, administrative, or criminal proceedings or actions; and
9.31(6) other activities necessary for appropriate oversight of the health care system and
9.32persons subject to such governmental regulatory programs for which biological specimens
9.33or health data are necessary for determining compliance with program standards.
9.34(e) "Individual" has the meaning given in section 13.02, subdivision 8. In addition,
9.35for a deceased individual, individual also means the representative of the decedent.
10.1(f) "Person" has the meaning given in section 13.02, subdivision 10.
10.2(g) "Program operations" means actions, testing, and procedures directly related to
10.3the operation of department programs, limited to the following:
10.4(1) diagnostic and confirmatory testing;
10.5(2) laboratory quality control assurance and improvement;
10.6(3) calibration of equipment;
10.7(4) evaluation and improvement of test accuracy;
10.8(5) method development and validation;
10.9(6) compliance with regulatory requirements; and
10.10(7) continuity of operations to ensure that testing continues in the event of an
10.11emergency.
10.12(h) "Public health practice" means actions related to disease, conditions, injuries,
10.13risk factors, or exposures taken to protect public health, limited to the following:
10.14(1) monitoring the health status of a population;
10.15(2) investigating occurrences and outbreaks;
10.16(3) comparing patterns and trends;
10.17(4) implementing prevention and control measures;
10.18(5) conducting program evaluations and making program improvements;
10.19(6) making recommendations concerning health for a population;
10.20(7) preventing or controlling known or suspected diseases and injuries; and
10.21(8) conducting other activities necessary to protect or improve the health of
10.22individuals and populations for which biological specimens or health data are necessary.
10.23(i) "Representative of the decedent" has the meaning given in section 13.10,
10.24subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
10.25(j) "Research" means activities that are not program operations, public health
10.26practice, or health oversight and is otherwise defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title
10.2745, part 46, subpart A, section 46.102(d).
10.28    Subd. 2. Collection, use, storage, and dissemination. (a) The commissioner may
10.29collect, use, store, and disseminate biological specimens and health data, genetic or other,
10.30as provided in this section and as authorized under any other provision of applicable law,
10.31including any rules adopted on or before June 30, 2013. Any rules adopted after June 30,
10.322013, must be consistent with the requirements of this section.
10.33(b) The provisions in this section supplement other provisions of law and do not
10.34supersede or repeal other provisions of law applying to the collection, use, storage, or
10.35dissemination of biological specimens or health data.
11.1(c) For purposes of this section, genetic information is limited to biological
11.2specimens and health data.
11.3    Subd. 3. Biological specimens and health data for program operations, public
11.4health practice, and health oversight. (a) The commissioner may collect, use, store, and
11.5disseminate biological specimens and health data to conduct program operations activities,
11.6public health practice activities, and health oversight activities. Unless required under
11.7other applicable law, consent of an individual is not required under this subdivision.
11.8(b) With the approval of the commissioner, biological specimens may be
11.9disseminated to establish a diagnosis, to provide treatment, to identify persons at risk of
11.10illness, or to conduct an epidemiologic investigation to control or prevent the spread of
11.11serious disease, or to diminish an imminent threat to the public health.
11.12(c) For purposes of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments proficiency
11.13testing, the commissioner may disseminate de-identified biological specimens to state
11.14public health laboratories that agree, pursuant to contract, not to attempt to re-identify
11.15the biological specimens.
11.16(d) Health data may be disseminated as provided in section 13.3805, subdivision 1,
11.17paragraph (b).
11.18    Subd. 4. Research. The commissioner may collect, use, store, and disseminate
11.19biological specimens and health data to conduct research in a manner that is consistent
11.20with the federal common rule for the protection of human subjects in Code of Federal
11.21Regulations, title 45, part 46.
11.22    Subd. 5. Storage of biological specimens and health data according to storage
11.23schedules. (a) The commissioner shall store health data according to section 138.17.
11.24(b) The commissioner shall store biological specimens according to a specimen
11.25storage schedule. The commissioner shall develop the storage schedule by July 1, 2013,
11.26and post it on the department's Web site.
11.27    Subd. 6. Secure storage of biological specimens. The commissioner shall establish
11.28appropriate security safeguards for the storage of biological specimens, with regard for
11.29the privacy of the individuals from whom the biological specimens originated, and store
11.30the biological specimens accordingly. When a biological specimen is disposed of, it
11.31must be destroyed in a way that prevents determining the identity of the individual from
11.32whom it originated.
11.33    Subd. 7. Applicability to health boards. The provisions of subdivisions 2; 3,
11.34paragraphs (a), (c), and (d); and 4 to 6 pertaining to the commissioner also apply to boards
11.35of health and community health boards organized under chapter 145A. These boards
12.1may also disseminate health data pursuant to section 13.3805, subdivision 1, paragraph
12.2(b), clause (2).
12.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

12.4    Sec. 12. [144.193] INVENTORY OF BIOLOGICAL AND HEALTH DATA.
12.5By February 1, 2014, and annually after that date, the commissioner shall prepare
12.6an inventory of biological specimens, registries, and health data and databases collected
12.7or maintained by the commissioner. In addition to the inventory, the commissioner
12.8shall provide the schedules for storage of health data and biological specimens. The
12.9inventories must be listed in reverse chronological order beginning with the year 2012.
12.10The commissioner shall make the inventory and schedules available on the department's
12.11Web site and submit the inventory and schedules to the chairs and ranking minority
12.12members of the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over health policy and
12.13data practices issues.

12.14    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.966, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
12.15    Subd. 2. Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee. (a) The
12.16commissioner of health shall establish a Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee
12.17to advise and assist the Department of Health and the Department of Education in:
12.18    (1) developing protocols and timelines for screening, rescreening, and diagnostic
12.19audiological assessment and early medical, audiological, and educational intervention
12.20services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing;
12.21    (2) designing protocols for tracking children from birth through age three that may
12.22have passed newborn screening but are at risk for delayed or late onset of permanent
12.23hearing loss;
12.24    (3) designing a technical assistance program to support facilities implementing the
12.25screening program and facilities conducting rescreening and diagnostic audiological
12.26assessment;
12.27    (4) designing implementation and evaluation of a system of follow-up and tracking;
12.28and
12.29    (5) evaluating program outcomes to increase effectiveness and efficiency and ensure
12.30culturally appropriate services for children with a confirmed hearing loss and their families.
12.31    (b) The commissioner of health shall appoint at least one member from each of the
12.32following groups with no less than two of the members being deaf or hard-of-hearing:
12.33    (1) a representative from a consumer organization representing culturally deaf
12.34persons;
13.1    (2) a parent with a child with hearing loss representing a parent organization;
13.2    (3) a consumer from an organization representing oral communication options;
13.3    (4) a consumer from an organization representing cued speech communication
13.4options;
13.5    (5) an audiologist who has experience in evaluation and intervention of infants
13.6and young children;
13.7    (6) a speech-language pathologist who has experience in evaluation and intervention
13.8of infants and young children;
13.9    (7) two primary care providers who have experience in the care of infants and young
13.10children, one of which shall be a pediatrician;
13.11    (8) a representative from the early hearing detection intervention teams;
13.12    (9) a representative from the Department of Education resource center for the deaf
13.13and hard-of-hearing or the representative's designee;
13.14    (10) a representative of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing
13.15Minnesotans;
13.16    (11) a representative from the Department of Human Services Deaf and
13.17Hard-of-Hearing Services Division;
13.18    (12) one or more of the Part C coordinators from the Department of Education, the
13.19Department of Health, or the Department of Human Services or the department's designees;
13.20    (13) the Department of Health early hearing detection and intervention coordinators;
13.21    (14) two birth hospital representatives from one rural and one urban hospital;
13.22    (15) a pediatric geneticist;
13.23    (16) an otolaryngologist;
13.24    (17) a representative from the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee under
13.25this subdivision; and
13.26    (18) a representative of the Department of Education regional low-incidence
13.27facilitators.
13.28The commissioner must complete the appointments required under this subdivision by
13.29September 1, 2007.
13.30    (c) The Department of Health member shall chair the first meeting of the committee.
13.31At the first meeting, the committee shall elect a chair from its membership. The committee
13.32shall meet at the call of the chair, at least four times a year. The committee shall adopt
13.33written bylaws to govern its activities. The Department of Health shall provide technical
13.34and administrative support services as required by the committee. These services shall
13.35include technical support from individuals qualified to administer infant hearing screening,
13.36rescreening, and diagnostic audiological assessments.
14.1    Members of the committee shall receive no compensation for their service, but
14.2shall be reimbursed as provided in section 15.059 for expenses incurred as a result of
14.3their duties as members of the committee.
14.4(d) By February 15, 2015, and by February 15 of the odd-numbered years after that
14.5date, the commissioner shall report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the
14.6legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and data privacy on the activities of
14.7the committee that have occurred during the past two years.
14.8    (d) (e) This subdivision expires June 30, 2013 2019.
14.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

14.10    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.966, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
14.11    Subd. 3. Early hearing detection and intervention programs. All hospitals
14.12shall establish an early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) program. Each EHDI
14.13program shall:
14.14    (1) in advance of any hearing screening testing, provide to the newborn's or infant's
14.15parents or parent information concerning the nature of the screening procedure, applicable
14.16costs of the screening procedure, the potential risks and effects of hearing loss, and the
14.17benefits of early detection and intervention;
14.18    (2) comply with parental consent election as described under section 144.125,
14.19subdivision 3 4
;
14.20    (3) develop policies and procedures for screening and rescreening based on
14.21Department of Health recommendations;
14.22    (4) provide appropriate training and monitoring of individuals responsible for
14.23performing hearing screening tests as recommended by the Department of Health;
14.24    (5) test the newborn's hearing prior to discharge, or, if the newborn is expected to
14.25remain in the hospital for a prolonged period, testing shall be performed prior to three
14.26months of age or when medically feasible;
14.27    (6) develop and implement procedures for documenting the results of all hearing
14.28screening tests;
14.29    (7) inform the newborn's or infant's parents or parent, primary care physician, and
14.30the Department of Health according to recommendations of the Department of Health of
14.31the results of the hearing screening test or rescreening if conducted, or if the newborn or
14.32infant was not successfully tested. The hospital that discharges the newborn or infant to
14.33home is responsible for the screening; and
14.34    (8) collect performance data specified by the Department of Health.
15.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

15.2    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.966, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
15.3    Subd. 4. Notification and information; data retention and destruction. (a)
15.4Notification to the parents or parent, primary care provider, and the Department of Health
15.5shall occur prior to discharge or no later than ten days following the date of testing.
15.6Notification shall include information recommended by the Department of Health and
15.7information regarding the right of the parent or legal guardian to discontinue storage of the
15.8test results and require destruction under paragraph (d).
15.9    (b) A physician, nurse, midwife, or other health professional attending a birth outside
15.10a hospital or institution shall provide information, orally and in writing, as established by
15.11the Department of Health, to parents regarding places where the parents may have their
15.12infant's hearing screened and the importance of the screening.
15.13    (c) The professional conducting the diagnostic procedure to confirm the hearing loss
15.14must report the results to the parents, primary care provider, and Department of Health
15.15according to the Department of Health recommendations.
15.16(d) The Department of Health may store hearing screening and rescreening test
15.17results for a period of time not to exceed 18 years from the infant's date of birth.
15.18(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (d), a parent or legal guardian may instruct the
15.19Department of Health to discontinue storing hearing screening and rescreening test results
15.20by providing a signed and dated form requesting destruction of the test results. The
15.21Department of Health shall make necessary forms available on the department's Web site.
15.22If a parent or legal guardian instructs the Department of Health to discontinue storing
15.23hearing screening and rescreening test results, the Department of Health shall destroy the
15.24test results within one month of receipt of the instruction or within 25 months after it
15.25received the last test result, whichever is later.

15.26    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 144.966, is amended by adding a subdivision
15.27to read:
15.28    Subd. 8. Construction. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing in this
15.29section shall be construed as constituting newborn screening activities conducted under
15.30sections 144.125 to 144.128. Data collected by or submitted to the Department of Health
15.31pursuant to this section is not genetic information for purposes of section 13.386.
15.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

15.33    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 171.07, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
16.1    Subd. 1a. Filing photograph or image; data classification. The department shall
16.2file, or contract to file, all photographs or electronically produced images obtained in the
16.3process of issuing drivers' licenses or Minnesota identification cards. The photographs or
16.4electronically produced images shall be private data pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision
16.512
. Notwithstanding section 13.04, subdivision 3, the department shall not be required
16.6to provide copies of photographs or electronically produced images to data subjects.
16.7The use of the files is restricted:
16.8    (1) to the issuance and control of drivers' licenses;
16.9    (2) to criminal justice agencies, as defined in section 299C.46, subdivision 2, for the
16.10investigation and prosecution of crimes, service of process, enforcement of no contact
16.11orders, location of missing persons, investigation and preparation of cases for criminal,
16.12juvenile, and traffic court, and supervision of offenders;
16.13    (3) to public defenders, as defined in section 611.272, for the investigation and
16.14preparation of cases for criminal, juvenile, and traffic courts; and
16.15    (4) to child support enforcement purposes under section 256.978; and
16.16    (5) to a county medical examiner or coroner as required by section 390.005 as
16.17necessary to fulfill the duties under sections 390.11 and 390.25.

16.18    Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 241.065, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
16.19    Subd. 4. Procedures. (a) The Department of Corrections shall adopt procedures
16.20to provide for the orderly collection, entry, retrieval, and deletion of data contained in
16.21the statewide supervision system.
16.22(b) The Department of Corrections shall establish and implement audit requirements
16.23to ensure that authorized users comply with applicable data practices laws governing
16.24access to and use of the data.

16.25    Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 268.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
16.26    Subdivision 1. Use of data. (a) Except as provided by this section, data gathered
16.27from any person under the administration of the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law
16.28are private data on individuals or nonpublic data not on individuals as defined in section
16.2913.02 , subdivisions 9 and 12, and may not be disclosed except according to a district court
16.30order or section 13.05. A subpoena is not considered a district court order. These data
16.31may be disseminated to and used by the following agencies without the consent of the
16.32subject of the data:
16.33    (1) state and federal agencies specifically authorized access to the data by state
16.34or federal law;
17.1    (2) any agency of any other state or any federal agency charged with the
17.2administration of an unemployment insurance program;
17.3    (3) any agency responsible for the maintenance of a system of public employment
17.4offices for the purpose of assisting individuals in obtaining employment;
17.5    (4) the public authority responsible for child support in Minnesota or any other
17.6state in accordance with section 256.978;
17.7    (5) human rights agencies within Minnesota that have enforcement powers;
17.8    (6) the Department of Revenue to the extent necessary for its duties under Minnesota
17.9laws;
17.10    (7) public and private agencies responsible for administering publicly financed
17.11assistance programs for the purpose of monitoring the eligibility of the program's recipients;
17.12    (8) the Department of Labor and Industry and the Division of Insurance Fraud
17.13Prevention in the Department of Commerce for uses consistent with the administration of
17.14their duties under Minnesota law;
17.15    (9) local and state welfare agencies for monitoring the eligibility of the data subject
17.16for assistance programs, or for any employment or training program administered by those
17.17agencies, whether alone, in combination with another welfare agency, or in conjunction
17.18with the department or to monitor and evaluate the statewide Minnesota family investment
17.19program by providing data on recipients and former recipients of food stamps or food
17.20support, cash assistance under chapter 256, 256D, 256J, or 256K, child care assistance
17.21under chapter 119B, or medical programs under chapter 256B, 256D, or 256L;
17.22    (10) local and state welfare agencies for the purpose of identifying employment,
17.23wages, and other information to assist in the collection of an overpayment debt in an
17.24assistance program;
17.25    (11) local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of ascertaining
17.26the last known address and employment location of an individual who is the subject of
17.27a criminal investigation;
17.28    (12) the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has access to data on
17.29specific individuals and specific employers provided the specific individual or specific
17.30employer is the subject of an investigation by that agency;
17.31    (13) the Department of Health for the purposes of epidemiologic investigations;
17.32    (14) the Department of Corrections for the purpose of case planning for preprobation
17.33and postprobation employment tracking of offenders sentenced to probation and
17.34preconfinement and postconfinement employment tracking of committed offenders for
17.35the purpose of case planning; and
18.1    (15) the state auditor to the extent necessary to conduct audits of job opportunity
18.2building zones as required under section 469.3201.
18.3    (b) Data on individuals and employers that are collected, maintained, or used by
18.4the department in an investigation under section 268.182 are confidential as to data
18.5on individuals and protected nonpublic data not on individuals as defined in section
18.613.02 , subdivisions 3 and 13, and must not be disclosed except under statute or district
18.7court order or to a party named in a criminal proceeding, administrative or judicial, for
18.8preparation of a defense.
18.9    (c) Data gathered by the department in the administration of the Minnesota
18.10unemployment insurance program must not be made the subject or the basis for any
18.11suit in any civil proceedings, administrative or judicial, unless the action is initiated by
18.12the department.

18.13    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 273.124, subdivision 13, is amended to read:
18.14    Subd. 13. Homestead application. (a) A person who meets the homestead
18.15requirements under subdivision 1 must file a homestead application with the county
18.16assessor to initially obtain homestead classification.
18.17    (b) The format and contents of a uniform homestead application shall be prescribed
18.18by the commissioner of revenue. The application must clearly inform the taxpayer that
18.19this application must be signed by all owners who occupy the property or by the qualifying
18.20relative and returned to the county assessor in order for the property to receive homestead
18.21treatment.
18.22    (c) Every property owner applying for homestead classification must furnish to the
18.23county assessor the Social Security number of each occupant who is listed as an owner
18.24of the property on the deed of record, the name and address of each owner who does not
18.25occupy the property, and the name and Social Security number of each owner's spouse who
18.26occupies the property. The application must be signed by each owner who occupies the
18.27property and by each owner's spouse who occupies the property, or, in the case of property
18.28that qualifies as a homestead under subdivision 1, paragraph (c), by the qualifying relative.
18.29    If a property owner occupies a homestead, the property owner's spouse may not
18.30claim another property as a homestead unless the property owner and the property owner's
18.31spouse file with the assessor an affidavit or other proof required by the assessor stating that
18.32the property qualifies as a homestead under subdivision 1, paragraph (e).
18.33    Owners or spouses occupying residences owned by their spouses and previously
18.34occupied with the other spouse, either of whom fail to include the other spouse's name
18.35and Social Security number on the homestead application or provide the affidavits or
19.1other proof requested, will be deemed to have elected to receive only partial homestead
19.2treatment of their residence. The remainder of the residence will be classified as
19.3nonhomestead residential. When an owner or spouse's name and Social Security number
19.4appear on homestead applications for two separate residences and only one application is
19.5signed, the owner or spouse will be deemed to have elected to homestead the residence for
19.6which the application was signed.
19.7    The Social Security numbers, state or federal tax returns or tax return information,
19.8including the federal income tax schedule F required by this section, or affidavits or other
19.9proofs of the property owners and spouses submitted under this or another section to
19.10support a claim for a property tax homestead classification are private data on individuals as
19.11defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12, but, notwithstanding that section, the private data
19.12may be disclosed to the commissioner of revenue, or, for purposes of proceeding under the
19.13Revenue Recapture Act to recover personal property taxes owing, to the county treasurer.
19.14    (d) If residential real estate is occupied and used for purposes of a homestead by a
19.15relative of the owner and qualifies for a homestead under subdivision 1, paragraph (c), in
19.16order for the property to receive homestead status, a homestead application must be filed
19.17with the assessor. The Social Security number of each relative and spouse of a relative
19.18occupying the property shall be required on the homestead application filed under this
19.19subdivision. If a different relative of the owner subsequently occupies the property, the
19.20owner of the property must notify the assessor within 30 days of the change in occupancy.
19.21The Social Security number of a relative or relative's spouse occupying the property
19.22is private data on individuals as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12, but may be
19.23disclosed to the commissioner of revenue, or, for the purposes of proceeding under the
19.24Revenue Recapture Act to recover personal property taxes owing, to the county treasurer.
19.25    (e) The homestead application shall also notify the property owners that the
19.26application filed under this section will not be mailed annually and that if the property
19.27is granted homestead status for any assessment year, that same property shall remain
19.28classified as homestead until the property is sold or transferred to another person, or
19.29the owners, the spouse of the owner, or the relatives no longer use the property as their
19.30homestead. Upon the sale or transfer of the homestead property, a certificate of value must
19.31be timely filed with the county auditor as provided under section 272.115. Failure to
19.32notify the assessor within 30 days that the property has been sold, transferred, or that the
19.33owner, the spouse of the owner, or the relative is no longer occupying the property as a
19.34homestead, shall result in the penalty provided under this subdivision and the property
19.35will lose its current homestead status.
20.1    (f) If the homestead application is not returned within 30 days, the county will send a
20.2second application to the present owners of record. The notice of proposed property taxes
20.3prepared under section 275.065, subdivision 3, shall reflect the property's classification. If
20.4a homestead application has not been filed with the county by December 15, the assessor
20.5shall classify the property as nonhomestead for the current assessment year for taxes
20.6payable in the following year, provided that the owner may be entitled to receive the
20.7homestead classification by proper application under section 375.192.
20.8    Subd. 13a. Occupant list. (g) At the request of the commissioner, each county
20.9must give the commissioner a list that includes the name and Social Security number
20.10of each occupant of homestead property who is the property owner, property owner's
20.11spouse, qualifying relative of a property owner, or a spouse of a qualifying relative. The
20.12commissioner shall use the information provided on the lists as appropriate under the law,
20.13including for the detection of improper claims by owners, or relatives of owners, under
20.14chapter 290A.
20.15    Subd. 13b. Improper homestead. (h) (a) If the commissioner finds that a
20.16property owner may be claiming a fraudulent homestead, the commissioner shall notify
20.17the appropriate counties. Within 90 days of the notification, the county assessor shall
20.18investigate to determine if the homestead classification was properly claimed. If the
20.19property owner does not qualify, the county assessor shall notify the county auditor who
20.20will determine the amount of homestead benefits that had been improperly allowed. For the
20.21purpose of this section subdivision, "homestead benefits" means the tax reduction resulting
20.22from the classification as a homestead under section 273.13, the taconite homestead credit
20.23under section 273.135, the residential homestead and agricultural homestead credits under
20.24section 273.1384, and the supplemental homestead credit under section 273.1391.
20.25    The county auditor shall send a notice to the person who owned the affected property
20.26at the time the homestead application related to the improper homestead was filed,
20.27demanding reimbursement of the homestead benefits plus a penalty equal to 100 percent
20.28of the homestead benefits. The person notified may appeal the county's determination
20.29by serving copies of a petition for review with county officials as provided in section
20.30278.01 and filing proof of service as provided in section 278.01 with the Minnesota Tax
20.31Court within 60 days of the date of the notice from the county. Procedurally, the appeal
20.32is governed by the provisions in chapter 271 which apply to the appeal of a property tax
20.33assessment or levy, but without requiring any prepayment of the amount in controversy. If
20.34the amount of homestead benefits and penalty is not paid within 60 days, and if no appeal
20.35has been filed, the county auditor shall certify the amount of taxes and penalty to the county
20.36treasurer. The county treasurer will add interest to the unpaid homestead benefits and
21.1penalty amounts at the rate provided in section 279.03 for real property taxes becoming
21.2delinquent in the calendar year during which the amount remains unpaid. Interest may be
21.3assessed for the period beginning 60 days after demand for payment was made.
21.4    If the person notified is the current owner of the property, the treasurer may add the
21.5total amount of homestead benefits, penalty, interest, and costs to the ad valorem taxes
21.6otherwise payable on the property by including the amounts on the property tax statements
21.7under section 276.04, subdivision 3. The amounts added under this paragraph to the ad
21.8valorem taxes shall include interest accrued through December 31 of the year preceding
21.9the taxes payable year for which the amounts are first added. These amounts, when added
21.10to the property tax statement, become subject to all the laws for the enforcement of real or
21.11personal property taxes for that year, and for any subsequent year.
21.12    If the person notified is not the current owner of the property, the treasurer may
21.13collect the amounts due under the Revenue Recapture Act in chapter 270A, or use any of
21.14the powers granted in sections 277.20 and 277.21 without exclusion, to enforce payment
21.15of the homestead benefits, penalty, interest, and costs, as if those amounts were delinquent
21.16tax obligations of the person who owned the property at the time the application related to
21.17the improperly allowed homestead was filed. The treasurer may relieve a prior owner of
21.18personal liability for the homestead benefits, penalty, interest, and costs, and instead extend
21.19those amounts on the tax lists against the property as provided in this paragraph to the extent
21.20that the current owner agrees in writing. On all demands, billings, property tax statements,
21.21and related correspondence, the county must list and state separately the amounts of
21.22homestead benefits, penalty, interest and costs being demanded, billed or assessed.
21.23    (i) (b) Any amount of homestead benefits recovered by the county from the property
21.24owner shall be distributed to the county, city or town, and school district where the
21.25property is located in the same proportion that each taxing district's levy was to the total
21.26of the three taxing districts' levy for the current year. Any amount recovered attributable
21.27to taconite homestead credit shall be transmitted to the St. Louis County auditor to be
21.28deposited in the taconite property tax relief account. Any amount recovered that is
21.29attributable to supplemental homestead credit is to be transmitted to the commissioner of
21.30revenue for deposit in the general fund of the state treasury. The total amount of penalty
21.31collected must be deposited in the county general fund.
21.32    (j) (c) If a property owner has applied for more than one homestead and the county
21.33assessors cannot determine which property should be classified as homestead, the county
21.34assessors will refer the information to the commissioner. The commissioner shall make
21.35the determination and notify the counties within 60 days.
22.1    Subd. 13c. Property lists. (k) In addition to lists of homestead properties, the
22.2commissioner may ask the counties to furnish lists of all properties and the record owners.
22.3The Social Security numbers and federal identification numbers that are maintained by
22.4a county or city assessor for property tax administration purposes, and that may appear
22.5on the lists retain their classification as private or nonpublic data; but may be viewed,
22.6accessed, and used by the county auditor or treasurer of the same county for the limited
22.7purpose of assisting the commissioner in the preparation of microdata samples under
22.8section 270C.12. The commissioner shall use the information provided on the lists as
22.9appropriate under the law, including for the detection of improper claims by owners, or
22.10relatives of owners, under chapter 290A.
22.11    Subd. 13d. Homestead data. (l) On or before April 30 each year beginning in 2007,
22.12each county must provide the commissioner with the following data for each parcel of
22.13homestead property by electronic means as defined in section 289A.02, subdivision 8:
22.14    (i) (1) the property identification number assigned to the parcel for purposes of
22.15taxes payable in the current year;
22.16    (ii) (2) the name and Social Security number of each occupant of homestead property
22.17who is the property owner, property owner's spouse, qualifying relative of a property
22.18owner, or spouse of a qualifying relative;
22.19    (iii) (3) the classification of the property under section 273.13 for taxes payable
22.20in the current year and in the prior year;
22.21    (iv) (4) an indication of whether the property was classified as a homestead for
22.22taxes payable in the current year because of occupancy by a relative of the owner or
22.23by a spouse of a relative;
22.24    (v) (5) the property taxes payable as defined in section 290A.03, subdivision 13, for
22.25the current year and the prior year;
22.26    (vi) (6) the market value of improvements to the property first assessed for tax
22.27purposes for taxes payable in the current year;
22.28    (vii) (7) the assessor's estimated market value assigned to the property for taxes
22.29payable in the current year and the prior year;
22.30    (viii) (8) the taxable market value assigned to the property for taxes payable in the
22.31current year and the prior year;
22.32    (ix) (9) whether there are delinquent property taxes owing on the homestead;
22.33    (x) (10) the unique taxing district in which the property is located; and
22.34    (xi) (11) such other information as the commissioner decides is necessary.
23.1    The commissioner shall use the information provided on the lists as appropriate
23.2under the law, including for the detection of improper claims by owners, or relatives
23.3of owners, under chapter 290A.
23.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

23.5    Sec. 21. [273.1245] CLASSIFICATION OF DATA.
23.6    Subdivision 1. Private or nonpublic data. The following data are private or
23.7nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02, subdivisions 9 and 12, when they are submitted
23.8to a county or local assessor under section 273.124, 273.13, or another section, to support
23.9a claim for the property tax homestead classification under section 273.13, or other
23.10property tax classification or benefit:
23.11(1) Social Security numbers;
23.12(2) copies of state or federal income tax returns; and
23.13(3) state or federal income tax return information, including the federal income
23.14tax schedule F.
23.15    Subd. 2. Disclosure. The assessor shall disclose the data described in subdivision 1
23.16to the commissioner of revenue as provided by law. The assessor shall also disclose all or
23.17portions of the data described in subdivision 1 to the county treasurer solely for the purpose
23.18of proceeding under the Revenue Recapture Act to recover personal property taxes owing.
23.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

23.20    Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 273.1315, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
23.21    Subdivision 1. Class 1b homestead declaration before 2009. Any property owner
23.22seeking classification and assessment of the owner's homestead as class 1b property
23.23pursuant to section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (b), on or before October 1, 2008,
23.24shall file with the commissioner of revenue a 1b homestead declaration, on a form
23.25prescribed by the commissioner. The declaration shall contain the following information:
23.26    (a) (1) the information necessary to verify that on or before June 30 of the filing year,
23.27the property owner or the owner's spouse satisfies the requirements of section 273.13,
23.28subdivision 22
, paragraph (b), for 1b classification; and
23.29    (b) (2) any additional information prescribed by the commissioner.
23.30    The declaration must be filed on or before October 1 to be effective for property
23.31taxes payable during the succeeding calendar year. The declaration and any supplementary
23.32information received from the property owner pursuant to this subdivision shall be subject
23.33to chapter 270B. If approved by the commissioner, the declaration remains in effect until
24.1the property no longer qualifies under section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (b).
24.2Failure to notify the commissioner within 30 days that the property no longer qualifies
24.3under that paragraph because of a sale, change in occupancy, or change in the status
24.4or condition of an occupant shall result in the penalty provided in section 273.124,
24.5subdivision 13
13b, computed on the basis of the class 1b benefits for the property, and
24.6the property shall lose its current class 1b classification.
24.7    The commissioner shall provide to the assessor on or before November 1 a listing
24.8of the parcels of property qualifying for 1b classification.
24.9EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

24.10    Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 273.1315, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
24.11    Subd. 2. Class 1b homestead declaration 2009 and thereafter. (a) Any property
24.12owner seeking classification and assessment of the owner's homestead as class 1b property
24.13pursuant to section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (b), after October 1, 2008, shall file
24.14with the county assessor a class 1b homestead declaration, on a form prescribed by the
24.15commissioner of revenue. The declaration must contain the following information:
24.16    (1) the information necessary to verify that, on or before June 30 of the filing year,
24.17the property owner or the owner's spouse satisfies the requirements of section 273.13,
24.18subdivision 22, paragraph (b), for class 1b classification; and
24.19    (2) any additional information prescribed by the commissioner.
24.20    (b) The declaration must be filed on or before October 1 to be effective for property
24.21taxes payable during the succeeding calendar year. The Social Security numbers and
24.22income and medical information received from the property owner pursuant to this
24.23subdivision are private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02. If approved by
24.24the assessor, the declaration remains in effect until the property no longer qualifies under
24.25section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (b). Failure to notify the assessor within 30
24.26days that the property no longer qualifies under that paragraph because of a sale, change in
24.27occupancy, or change in the status or condition of an occupant shall result in the penalty
24.28provided in section 273.124, subdivision 13 13b, computed on the basis of the class 1b
24.29benefits for the property, and the property shall lose its current class 1b classification.
24.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

24.31    Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 290A.25, is amended to read:
24.32290A.25 VERIFICATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
25.1Annually, the commissioner of revenue shall furnish a list to the county assessor
25.2containing the names and Social Security numbers of persons who have applied for both
25.3homestead classification under section 273.13 and a property tax refund as a renter
25.4under this chapter.
25.5Within 90 days of the notification, the county assessor shall investigate to determine
25.6if the homestead classification was improperly claimed. If the property owner does
25.7not qualify, the county assessor shall notify the county auditor who will determine the
25.8amount of homestead benefits that has been improperly allowed. For the purpose of this
25.9section, "homestead benefits" has the meaning given in section 273.124, subdivision 13,
25.10paragraph (h) 13b. The county auditor shall send a notice to persons who owned the
25.11affected property at the time the homestead application related to the improper homestead
25.12was filed, demanding reimbursement of the homestead benefits plus a penalty equal to
25.13100 percent of the homestead benefits. The person notified may appeal the county's
25.14determination with the Minnesota Tax Court within 60 days of the date of the notice from
25.15the county as provided in section 273.124, subdivision 13, paragraph (h) 13b.
25.16If the amount of homestead benefits and penalty is not paid within 60 days, and if
25.17no appeal has been filed, the county auditor shall certify the amount of taxes and penalty
25.18to the county treasurer. The county treasurer will add interest to the unpaid homestead
25.19benefits and penalty amounts at the rate provided for delinquent personal property taxes
25.20for the period beginning 60 days after demand for payment was made until payment. If
25.21the person notified is the current owner of the property, the treasurer may add the total
25.22amount of benefits, penalty, interest, and costs to the real estate taxes otherwise payable on
25.23the property in the following year. If the person notified is not the current owner of the
25.24property, the treasurer may collect the amounts due under the Revenue Recapture Act in
25.25chapter 270A, or use any of the powers granted in sections 277.20 and 277.21 without
25.26exclusion, to enforce payment of the benefits, penalty, interest, and costs, as if those
25.27amounts were delinquent tax obligations of the person who owned the property at the time
25.28the application related to the improperly allowed homestead was filed. The treasurer may
25.29relieve a prior owner of personal liability for the benefits, penalty, interest, and costs, and
25.30instead extend those amounts on the tax lists against the property for taxes payable in the
25.31following year to the extent that the current owner agrees in writing.
25.32Any amount of homestead benefits recovered by the county from the property owner
25.33shall be distributed to the county, city or town, and school district where the property is
25.34located in the same proportion that each taxing district's levy was to the total of the three
25.35taxing districts' levy for the current year. Any amount recovered attributable to taconite
25.36homestead credit shall be transmitted to the St. Louis County auditor to be deposited in
26.1the taconite property tax relief account. Any amount recovered that is attributable to
26.2supplemental homestead credit is to be transmitted to the commissioner of revenue for
26.3deposit in the general fund of the state treasury. The total amount of penalty collected
26.4must be deposited in the county general fund.
26.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

26.6    Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299C.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
26.7    Subdivision 1. Identification data other than DNA. (a) Each sheriff and chief of
26.8police shall furnish the bureau, upon such form as the superintendent shall prescribe, with
26.9such finger and thumb prints, photographs, distinctive physical mark identification data,
26.10information on known aliases and street names, and other identification data as may be
26.11requested or required by the superintendent of the bureau, which must be taken under the
26.12provisions of section 299C.10. In addition, sheriffs and chiefs of police shall furnish this
26.13identification data to the bureau for individuals found to have been convicted of a felony,
26.14gross misdemeanor, or targeted misdemeanor, within the ten years immediately preceding
26.15their arrest. When the bureau learns that an individual who is the subject of a background
26.16check has used, or is using, identifying information, including, but not limited to, name
26.17and date of birth, other than those listed on the criminal history, the bureau may add the
26.18new identifying information to the criminal history when supported by fingerprints.
26.19(b) No petition under chapter 609A is required if the person has not been convicted
26.20of any felony or gross misdemeanor, either within or without the state, within the period
26.21of ten years immediately preceding the determination of all pending criminal actions or
26.22proceedings in favor of the arrested person, and either of the following occurred:
26.23(1) all charges were dismissed prior to a determination of probable cause; or
26.24(2) the prosecuting authority declined to file any charges and a grand jury did not
26.25return an indictment.
26.26Where these conditions are met, the bureau or agency shall, upon demand, return to
26.27 destroy the arrested person person's finger and thumb prints, photographs, distinctive
26.28physical mark identification data, information on known aliases and street names, and
26.29other identification data, and all copies and duplicates of them.
26.30(c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), upon the determination of all
26.31pending criminal actions or proceedings in favor of the arrested person, and the granting
26.32of the petition of the arrested person under chapter 609A, the bureau shall seal finger and
26.33thumb prints, photographs, distinctive physical mark identification data, information on
26.34known aliases and street names, and other identification data, and all copies and duplicates
26.35of them if the arrested person has not been convicted of any felony or gross misdemeanor,
27.1either within or without the state, within the period of ten years immediately preceding
27.2such determination.

27.3    Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299C.46, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
27.4    Subdivision 1. Establishment; interconnection. The commissioner of public safety
27.5shall establish a criminal justice data communications network which that will enable the
27.6interconnection of the criminal justice agencies within the state provide secure access to
27.7systems and services available from or through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The
27.8commissioner of public safety is authorized to lease or purchase facilities and equipment
27.9as may be necessary to establish and maintain the data communications network.

27.10    Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299C.46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
27.11    Subd. 2. Criminal justice agency defined. For the purposes of sections 299C.46
27.12to 299C.49, "criminal justice agency" means an agency of the state or an agency of a
27.13political subdivision or the federal government charged with detection, enforcement,
27.14prosecution, adjudication or incarceration in respect to the criminal or traffic laws of this
27.15state. This definition also includes all sites identified and licensed as a detention facility
27.16by the commissioner of corrections under section 241.021 and those federal agencies that
27.17serve part or all of the state from an office located outside the state.

27.18    Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299C.46, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
27.19    Subd. 2a. Noncriminal justice agency defined. For the purposes of sections
27.20299C.46 to 299C.49, "noncriminal justice agency" means an agency of a the state or an
27.21agency of a political subdivision of a the state charged with the responsibility of performing
27.22checks of state databases connected to the criminal justice data communications network.

27.23    Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299C.46, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
27.24    Subd. 3. Authorized use, fee. (a) The criminal justice data communications
27.25network shall be used exclusively by:
27.26(1) criminal justice agencies in connection with the performance of duties required
27.27by law;
27.28(2) agencies investigating federal security clearances of individuals for assignment
27.29or retention in federal employment with duties related to national security, as required by
27.30Public Law 99-169 United States Code, title 5, section 9101;
27.31(3) other agencies to the extent necessary to provide for protection of the public or
27.32property in an a declared emergency or disaster situation;
28.1(4) noncriminal justice agencies statutorily mandated, by state or national law, to
28.2conduct checks into state databases prior to disbursing licenses or providing benefits;
28.3(5) the public authority responsible for child support enforcement in connection
28.4with the performance of its duties;
28.5(6) the public defender, as provided in section 611.272; and
28.6(7) a county attorney or the attorney general, as the county attorney's designee, for
28.7the purpose of determining whether a petition for the civil commitment of a proposed
28.8patient as a sexual psychopathic personality or as a sexually dangerous person should be
28.9filed, and during the pendency of the commitment proceedings;
28.10(8) an agency of the state or a political subdivision whose access to systems or
28.11services provided from or through the bureau is specifically authorized by federal law
28.12or regulation or state statute; and
28.13(9) a court for access to data as authorized by federal law or regulation or state
28.14statute and related to the disposition of a pending case.
28.15(b) The commissioner of public safety shall establish a monthly network access
28.16charge to be paid by each participating criminal justice agency. The network access
28.17charge shall be a standard fee established for each terminal, computer, or other equipment
28.18directly addressable by the data communications network, as follows: January 1, 1984
28.19to December 31, 1984, $40 connect fee per month; January 1, 1985 and thereafter, $50
28.20connect fee per month.
28.21(c) The commissioner of public safety is authorized to arrange for the connection
28.22of the data communications network with the criminal justice information system of
28.23the federal government, any adjacent state, or Canada country for the secure exchange
28.24of information for any of the purposes authorized in paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (3),
28.25(8) and (9).
28.26(d) Prior to establishing a secure connection, a criminal justice agency that is not
28.27part of the Minnesota judicial branch must:
28.28(1) agree to comply with all applicable policies governing access to, submission of
28.29or use of the data and Minnesota law governing the classification of the data;
28.30(2) meet the bureau's security requirements;
28.31(3) agree to pay any required fees; and
28.32(4) conduct fingerprint-based state and national background checks on its employees
28.33and contractors as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
28.34(e) Prior to establishing a secure connection, a criminal justice agency that is part of
28.35the Minnesota judicial branch must:
29.1(1) agree to comply with all applicable policies governing access to, submission
29.2of, or use of the data and Minnesota law governing the classification of the data to the
29.3extent applicable and with the Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch
29.4promulgated by the Minnesota Supreme Court;
29.5(2) meet the bureau's security requirements;
29.6(3) agree to pay any required fees; and
29.7(4) conduct fingerprint-based state and national background checks on its employees
29.8and contractors as required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
29.9(f) Prior to establishing a secure connection, a noncriminal justice agency must:
29.10(1) agree to comply with all applicable policies governing access to, submission of
29.11or use of the data and Minnesota law governing the classification of the data;
29.12(2) meet the bureau's security requirements;
29.13(3) agree to pay any required fees; and
29.14(4) conduct fingerprint-based state and national background checks on its employees
29.15and contractors.
29.16(g) Those noncriminal justice agencies that do not have a secure network connection
29.17yet receive data either retrieved over the secure network by an authorized criminal justice
29.18agency or as a result of a state or federal criminal history records check shall conduct a
29.19background check as provided in paragraph (g) of those individuals who receive and
29.20review the data to determine another individual's eligibility for employment, housing, a
29.21license, or another legal right dependent on a statutorily-mandated background check.
29.22(h) The background check required by paragraph (e) or (f) is accomplished by
29.23submitting a request to the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
29.24that includes a signed, written consent for the Minnesota and national criminal history
29.25records check, fingerprints, and the required fee. The superintendent may exchange
29.26the fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of obtaining the
29.27individual's national criminal history record information.
29.28The superintendent shall return the results of the national criminal history records check to
29.29the noncriminal justice agency to determine if the individual is qualified to have access to
29.30state and federal criminal history record information or the secure network. An individual
29.31is disqualified when the state and federal criminal history record information show any of
29.32the disqualifiers that the individual will apply to the records of others.
29.33When the individual is to have access to the secure network, the noncriminal justice
29.34agency shall review the criminal history of each employee or contractor with the Criminal
29.35Justice Information Services systems officer at the bureau, or the officer's designee, to
29.36determine if the employee or contractor qualifies for access to the secure network. The
30.1Criminal Justice Information Services systems officer or the designee shall make the
30.2access determination based on Federal Bureau of Investigation policy and Bureau of
30.3Criminal Apprehension policy.

30.4    Sec. 30. [299C.72] MINNESOTA CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS.
30.5    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section the following terms have
30.6the meaning given.
30.7(a) "Applicant for employment" means an individual who seeks either county or city
30.8employment or has applied to serve as a volunteer in the county or city.
30.9(b) "Applicant for licensure" means the individual seeks a license issued by the
30.10county or city which is not subject to a federal- or state-mandated background check.
30.11(c) "Authorized law enforcement agency" means the county sheriff for checks
30.12conducted for county purposes, the police department for checks conducted for city
30.13purposes, or the county sheriff for checks conducted for city purposes where there is no
30.14police department.
30.15(d) "Criminal history check" means retrieval of criminal history data via the secure
30.16network described in section 299C.46.
30.17(e) "Criminal history data" means adult convictions and adult open arrests less than
30.18one year old found in the Minnesota computerized criminal history repository.
30.19(f) "Informed consent" has the meaning given in section 13.05, subdivision 4,
30.20paragraph (d).
30.21    Subd. 2. Criminal history check authorized. (a) The criminal history check
30.22authorized by this section shall not be used in place of a statutorily-mandated or authorized
30.23background check.
30.24(b) An authorized law enforcement agency may conduct a criminal history check
30.25of an individual who is an applicant for employment or applicant for licensure. Prior
30.26to conducting the criminal history check, the authorized law enforcement agency must
30.27receive the informed consent of the individual.
30.28(c) The authorized law enforcement agency shall not disseminate criminal history
30.29data and must maintain it securely with the agency's office. The authorized law enforcement
30.30agency can indicate whether the applicant for employment or applicant for licensure has a
30.31criminal history that would prevent hire, acceptance as a volunteer to a hiring authority, or
30.32would prevent the issuance of a license to the department that issues the license.

30.33    Sec. 31. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.035, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
31.1    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
31.2section.
31.3(b) "Minnesota criminal history data" has the meaning given in section 13.87 means
31.4adult convictions and juvenile adjudications.
31.5(c) "Criminal justice agency" has the meaning given in section 299C.46, subdivision
31.62
.
31.7(d) "Fire department" has the meaning given in section 299N.01, subdivision 2.
31.8(e) (d) "Private data" has the meaning given in section 13.02, subdivision 12.

31.9    Sec. 32. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.035, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
31.10    Subd. 2. Plan for access to data. (a) The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal
31.11Apprehension, in consultation with the state fire marshal, shall develop and implement
31.12a plan for fire departments to have access to criminal history data A background check
31.13must be conducted on all applicants for employment and may be conducted on current
31.14employees at a fire department. The fire chief must conduct a Minnesota criminal history
31.15record check. For applicants for employment who have lived in Minnesota for less than
31.16five years, or on the request of the fire chief, a national criminal history record check
31.17must also be conducted.
31.18(b) The plan must include:
31.19(1) security procedures to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of private data; and
31.20(2) a procedure for the hiring or employing authority in each fire department to
31.21fingerprint job applicants or employees, submit requests to the Bureau of Criminal
31.22Apprehension, and obtain state and federal criminal history data reports for a nominal fee.
31.23(b) For a Minnesota criminal history record check, the fire chief must either (i)
31.24submit the signed informed consent of the applicant or employee and the required fee to
31.25the superintendent, or (ii) submit the signed informed consent to the chief of police. The
31.26superintendent or chief must retrieve Minnesota criminal history data and provide the
31.27data to the fire chief for review.
31.28(c) For a national criminal history record check, the fire chief must submit the
31.29signed informed consent and fingerprints of the applicant or employee, and the required
31.30fee, to the superintendent. The superintendent may exchange the fingerprints with the
31.31Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain the individual's national criminal history record
31.32information. The superintendent must return the results of the national criminal history
31.33record check to the fire chief for the purpose of determining if the applicant is qualified to
31.34be employed or if a current employee is able to retain the employee's position.

32.1    Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299F.77, is amended to read:
32.2299F.77 ISSUANCE TO CERTAIN PERSONS PROHIBITED.
32.3    Subdivision 1. Disqualifiers. The following persons shall not be entitled to receive
32.4an explosives license or permit:
32.5(1) a person under the age of 18 years;
32.6(2) a person who has been convicted in this state or elsewhere of a crime of violence,
32.7as defined in section 299F.72, subdivision 1b, unless ten years have elapsed since the
32.8person's civil rights have been restored or the sentence has expired, whichever occurs first,
32.9and during that time the person has not been convicted of any other crime of violence. For
32.10purposes of this section, crime of violence includes crimes in other states or jurisdictions
32.11that would have been crimes of violence if they had been committed in this state;
32.12(3) a person who is or has ever been confined or committed in Minnesota or
32.13elsewhere as a person who is mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or mentally ill and
32.14dangerous to the public, as defined in section 253B.02, to a treatment facility, unless the
32.15person possesses a certificate of a medical doctor or psychiatrist licensed in Minnesota, or
32.16other satisfactory proof, that the person is no longer suffering from this disability;
32.17(4) a person who has been convicted in Minnesota or elsewhere for the unlawful
32.18use, possession, or sale of a controlled substance other than conviction for possession of
32.19a small amount of marijuana, as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 16, or who is or
32.20has ever been hospitalized or committed for treatment for the habitual use of a controlled
32.21substance or marijuana, as defined in sections 152.01 and 152.02, unless the person
32.22possesses a certificate of a medical doctor or psychiatrist licensed in Minnesota, or other
32.23satisfactory proof, that the person has not abused a controlled substance or marijuana
32.24during the previous two years; and
32.25(5) a person who has been confined or committed to a treatment facility in Minnesota
32.26or elsewhere as chemically dependent, as defined in section 253B.02, unless the person
32.27has completed treatment.
32.28    Subd. 2. Background check. (a) For licenses issued by the commissioner under
32.29section 299F.73, the applicant for licensure must provide the commissioner with all of
32.30the information required by Code of Federal Regulations, title 28, section 25.7. The
32.31commissioner shall forward the information to the superintendent of the Bureau of
32.32Criminal Apprehension so that criminal records, histories and warrant information on the
32.33applicant can be retrieved from the Minnesota Crime Information System and the National
32.34Instant Criminal Background Check System, as well as the civil commitment records
32.35maintained by the Department of Human Services. The results must be returned to the
32.36commissioner to determine if the individual applicant is qualified to receive a license.
33.1(b) For permits issued by a county sheriff or chief of police under section 299F.75,
33.2the applicant for a permit must provide the county sheriff or chief of police with all of
33.3the information required by Code of Federal Regulations, title 28, section 25.7. The
33.4county sheriff or chief of police must check, by means of electronic data transfer, criminal
33.5records, histories and warrant information on each applicant through the Minnesota Crime
33.6Information System and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, as well
33.7as the civil commitment records maintained by the Department of Human Services. The
33.8county sheriff or chief of police shall use the results of the query to determine if the
33.9individual applicant is qualified to receive a permit.

33.10    Sec. 34. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.301, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
33.11    Subd. 2. Persons eligible. (a) Licenses under this section may be issued only to
33.12a person who:
33.13(1) is of good moral character and repute;
33.14(2) is 21 years of age or older;
33.15(3) has not had a license issued under this chapter revoked within five years of the
33.16date of license application, or to any person who at the time of the violation owns any
33.17interest, whether as a holder of more than five percent of the capital stock of a corporation
33.18licensee, as a partner or otherwise, in the premises or in the business conducted thereon,
33.19or to a corporation, partnership, association, enterprise, business, or firm in which any
33.20such person is in any manner interested; and
33.21(4) has not been convicted within five years of the date of license application of a
33.22felony, or of a willful violation of a federal or state law, or local ordinance governing
33.23the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession for sale or distribution of alcoholic
33.24beverages. The Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division may require that fingerprints
33.25be taken and may forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for
33.26purposes of a criminal history check.
33.27(b) In order to determine if an individual has a felony or willful violation of federal
33.28or state law governing the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession for sale or
33.29distribution of an alcoholic beverage, the applicant for a license to manufacture or sell
33.30at wholesale must provide the commissioner with their signed, written informed consent
33.31to conduct a background check. The commissioner may query the Minnesota criminal
33.32history repository for records on the applicant. If the commissioner conducts a national
33.33criminal history record check, the commissioner must obtain fingerprints from the
33.34applicant and forward them and the required fee to the superintendent of the Bureau
33.35of Criminal Apprehension. The superintendent may exchange the fingerprints with the
34.1Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of obtaining the applicant's national criminal
34.2history record information. The superintendent shall return the results of the national
34.3criminal history records check to the commissioner for the purpose of determining if the
34.4applicant is qualified to receive a license.

34.5    Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.402, is amended to read:
34.6340A.402 PERSONS ELIGIBLE.
34.7    Subdivision 1. Disqualifiers. No retail license may be issued to:
34.8(1) a person under 21 years of age;
34.9(2) a person who has had an intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor license
34.10revoked within five years of the license application, or to any person who at the time of
34.11the violation owns any interest, whether as a holder of more than five percent of the capital
34.12stock of a corporation licensee, as a partner or otherwise, in the premises or in the business
34.13conducted thereon, or to a corporation, partnership, association, enterprise, business, or
34.14firm in which any such person is in any manner interested;
34.15(3) a person not of good moral character and repute; or
34.16(4) a person who has a direct or indirect interest in a manufacturer, brewer, or
34.17wholesaler.
34.18In addition, no new retail license may be issued to, and the governing body of a
34.19municipality may refuse to renew the license of, a person who, within five years of the
34.20license application, has been convicted of a felony or a willful violation of a federal or
34.21state law or local ordinance governing the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession
34.22for sale or distribution of an alcoholic beverage. The Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement
34.23Division or licensing authority may require that fingerprints be taken and forwarded to the
34.24Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of a criminal history check.
34.25    Subd. 2. Background check. (a) A retail liquor license may be issued by a city,
34.26a county, or the commissioner. The chief of police is responsible for the background
34.27checks prior to a city issuing a retail liquor license. A county sheriff is responsible for the
34.28background checks prior to the county issuing a retail liquor license and for those cities
34.29that do not have a police department. The commissioner is responsible for the background
34.30checks prior to the state issuing a retail liquor license.
34.31(b) The applicant for a retail license must provide the appropriate authority with
34.32the applicant's signed, written informed consent to conduct a background check. The
34.33appropriate authority is authorized to query the Minnesota criminal history repository for
34.34records on the applicant. If the appropriate authority conducts a national criminal history
34.35records check, the appropriate authority must obtain fingerprints from the applicant
35.1and forward the fingerprints and the required fee to the superintendent of the Bureau
35.2of Criminal Apprehension. The superintendent may exchange the fingerprints with the
35.3Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of obtaining the applicant's national criminal
35.4history record information. The superintendent shall return the results of the national
35.5criminal history records check to the appropriate authority for the purpose of determining
35.6if the applicant is qualified to receive a license.

35.7    Sec. 36. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611.272, is amended to read:
35.8611.272 ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT DATA.
35.9The district public defender, the state public defender, or an attorney working for
35.10a public defense corporation under section 611.216 has access to the criminal justice
35.11data communications network described in section 299C.46, as provided in this section.
35.12Access to data under this section is limited to data necessary to prepare criminal cases in
35.13which the public defender has been appointed as follows:
35.14(1) access to data about witnesses in a criminal case shall be limited to records of
35.15criminal convictions, custody status, custody history, aliases and known monikers, race,
35.16probation status, identity of probation officer, and booking photos; and
35.17(2) access to data regarding the public defender's own client which includes, but
35.18is not limited to, criminal history data under section 13.87; juvenile offender data under
35.19section 299C.095; warrant information data under section 299C.115; incarceration data
35.20under section 299C.14; conditional release data under section 241.065; and diversion
35.21program data under section 299C.46, subdivision 5.
35.22The public defender has access to data under this section, whether accessed via the
35.23integrated search service as defined in section 13.873 or other methods. The public
35.24defender does not have access to law enforcement active investigative data under section
35.2513.82, subdivision 7 ; data protected under section 13.82, subdivision 17; confidential
35.26arrest warrant indices data under section 13.82, subdivision 19; or data systems maintained
35.27by a prosecuting attorney. The public defender has access to the data at no charge, except
35.28for the monthly network access charge under section 299C.46, subdivision 3, paragraph
35.29(b), and a reasonable installation charge for a terminal. Notwithstanding section 13.87,
35.30subdivision 3
; 299C.46, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); 299C.48, or any other law to the
35.31contrary, there shall be no charge to public defenders for Internet access to the criminal
35.32justice data communications network.

35.33    Sec. 37. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 611A.203, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
36.1    Subd. 4. Duties; access to data. (a) The domestic fatality review team shall collect,
36.2review, and analyze death certificates and death data, including investigative reports,
36.3medical and counseling records, victim service records, employment records, child abuse
36.4reports, or other information concerning domestic violence deaths, survivor interviews
36.5and surveys, and other information deemed by the team as necessary and appropriate
36.6concerning the causes and manner of domestic violence deaths.
36.7    (b) The review team has access to the following not public data, as defined in
36.8section 13.02, subdivision 8a, relating to a case being reviewed by the team: inactive
36.9law enforcement investigative data under section 13.82; autopsy records and coroner or
36.10medical examiner investigative data under section 13.83; hospital, public health, or other
36.11medical records of the victim under section 13.384; records under section 13.46, created
36.12by social service agencies that provided services to the victim, the alleged perpetrator, or
36.13another victim who experienced or was threatened with domestic abuse by the perpetrator;
36.14and child maltreatment records under section 626.556, relating to the victim or a family or
36.15household member of the victim. Access to medical records under this paragraph also
36.16includes records governed by sections 144.291 to 144.298. The review team has access to
36.17corrections and detention data as provided in section 13.85.
36.18    (c) As part of any review, the domestic fatality review team may compel the
36.19production of other records by applying to the district court for a subpoena, which will be
36.20effective throughout the state according to the Rules of Civil Procedure.
36.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

36.22    Sec. 38. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 626.556, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
36.23    Subd. 7. Report; information provided to parent. (a) An oral report shall be made
36.24immediately by telephone or otherwise. An oral report made by a person required under
36.25subdivision 3 to report shall be followed within 72 hours, exclusive of weekends and
36.26holidays, by a report in writing to the appropriate police department, the county sheriff, the
36.27agency responsible for assessing or investigating the report, or the local welfare agency,
36.28unless the appropriate agency has informed the reporter that the oral information does
36.29not constitute a report under subdivision 10. The local welfare agency shall determine
36.30if the report is accepted for an assessment or investigation as soon as possible but in no
36.31event longer than 24 hours after the report is received. Any report shall be of sufficient
36.32content to identify the child, any person believed to be responsible for the abuse or neglect
36.33of the child if the person is known, the nature and extent of the abuse or neglect and the
36.34name and address of the reporter. If requested, the local welfare agency or the agency
36.35responsible for assessing or investigating the report shall inform the reporter within ten
37.1days after the report is made, either orally or in writing, whether the report was accepted
37.2for assessment or investigation. Written reports received by a police department or the
37.3county sheriff shall be forwarded immediately to the local welfare agency or the agency
37.4responsible for assessing or investigating the report. The police department or the county
37.5sheriff may keep copies of reports received by them. Copies of written reports received by
37.6a local welfare department or the agency responsible for assessing or investigating the
37.7report shall be forwarded immediately to the local police department or the county sheriff.
37.8(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner of education must inform the
37.9parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the child who is the subject of a report of alleged
37.10maltreatment in a school facility within ten days of receiving the report, either orally or
37.11in writing, whether the commissioner is assessing or investigating the report of alleged
37.12maltreatment.
37.13    (c) Regardless of whether a report is made under this subdivision, as soon as
37.14practicable after a school receives information regarding an incident that may constitute
37.15maltreatment of a child in a school facility, the school shall inform the parent, legal
37.16guardian, or custodian of the child that an incident has occurred that may constitute
37.17maltreatment of the child, when the incident occurred, and the nature of the conduct
37.18that may constitute maltreatment.
37.19    (d) A written copy of a report maintained by personnel of agencies, other than
37.20welfare or law enforcement agencies, which are subject to chapter 13 shall be confidential.
37.21An individual subject of the report may obtain access to the original report as provided
37.22by subdivision 11.

37.23    Sec. 39. NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM STUDY.
37.24(a) The commissioner of health, in consultation with the medical research and
37.25advocacy groups identified in paragraph (b), shall review the newborn screening programs
37.26in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.125, and evaluate the scientific and medical validity of
37.27a comprehensive and sustainable long-term storage and use plan for the test results under
37.28Minnesota Statutes, section 144.125. The commissioner shall consider the following:
37.29(1) peer-reviewed medical research into the diagnosis and treatment of heritable
37.30and congenital disease;
37.31(2) strategies for education of parents and families about the utility of advancing
37.32new knowledge through research on blood spots and test data made possible by long-term
37.33storage and use;
37.34(3) plans and protocols for clinical and research access to test result data;
38.1(4) minimizing the administrative burden on hospitals and health care providers in
38.2the operation of the newborn screening program;
38.3(5) the adequacy of current law on the standard retention period for test results under
38.4Minnesota Statutes, section 144.125, subdivision 6; and
38.5(6) privacy concerns associated with parental consent options and long-term storage
38.6and use of blood samples and test data.
38.7(b) As part of the evaluation, the commissioner shall consult with medical research
38.8and data privacy experts, including, but not limited to, specialists in metabolic care,
38.9immunology, pediatrics, epidemiology, nutrition, pulmonology, cardiology, endocrinology,
38.10hematology, hearing care, and medical genetics, as well as patient advocacy and data
38.11privacy groups.
38.12(c) By February 1, 2014, the commissioner shall submit a report to the chairs and
38.13ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees and
38.14divisions with primary jurisdiction on health and human services and data privacy on
38.15comprehensive and sustainable long-term storage and usage of the test results.
38.16(d) The commissioner shall conduct the evaluation required under this section within
38.17existing appropriations.
38.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2013.

38.19    Sec. 40. DESTRUCTION OF MILEAGE-BASED USER FEE DATA.
38.20Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 138.17, data classified as not public
38.21pursuant to a temporary classification of the commissioner of administration related to
38.22the mileage-based user fee pilot project established by Laws 2007, chapter 143, article 1,
38.23section 3, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1), shall be destroyed no later than July 31,
38.242013. This section does not apply to summary data on types of vehicles used and road
38.25usage, provided that the data do not identify participants or contain other characteristics
38.26that could uniquely identify participants.
38.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

38.28    Sec. 41. REPEALER.
38.29Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299A.28, is repealed."
38.30Delete the title and insert:
38.31"A bill for an act
38.32relating to state government; classifying or modifying certain provisions
38.33concerning data practices; requiring informed consent; amending definitions;
38.34allowing disclosure of certain data; allowing access to certain records; making
38.35technical changes; modifying certain provisions regarding transportation and
39.1health data; modifying certain provisions regarding criminal history records,
39.2criminal background checks, and other criminal justice data provisions; clarifying
39.3provisions regarding data on homestead and other tax applications; extending for
39.4six years the sunset provision for the newborn screening advisory committee;
39.5requiring a newborn screening program study; providing for destruction of
39.6data from mileage-based user fee pilot project; repealing the McGruff safe
39.7house program;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 13.37, subdivision
39.81; 13.386, subdivision 3; 13.43, subdivisions 2, 14; 13.4965, subdivision 3;
39.913.64, subdivision 2; 13.72, subdivision 10, by adding subdivisions; 144.966,
39.10subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 171.07, subdivision 1a; 241.065,
39.11subdivision 4; 268.19, subdivision 1; 273.124, subdivision 13; 273.1315,
39.12subdivisions 1, 2; 290A.25; 299C.11, subdivision 1; 299C.46, subdivisions 1, 2,
39.132a, 3; 299F.035, subdivisions 1, 2; 299F.77; 340A.301, subdivision 2; 340A.402;
39.14611.272; 611A.203, subdivision 4; 626.556, subdivision 7; proposing coding
39.15for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 13; 144; 273; 299C; repealing
39.16Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299A.28."
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We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
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Senate Conferees:
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Kari Dziedzic
Ron Latz
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Julie A. Rosen
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Steve Simon
Peggy Scott
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John Lesch

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