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SF 3436

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 03:38pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; expanding definition of metropolitan area for purposes
of 911 emergency services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 403.02,
subdivision 16; 403.07, subdivision 2; 403.21, subdivisions 3, 12; 403.36,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.02, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Metropolitan area.

"Metropolitan area" means the counties of Anoka, Carver,
new text begin Chisago, new text endDakota, Hennepin, new text beginIsanti, new text endRamsey, Scott, new text beginSherburne, new text endand Washington.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Design standards for metropolitan area.

The Metropolitan deleted text begin911deleted text endnew text begin Emergency
Services
new text end Board shall establish and adopt design standards for the metropolitan area 911
system and transmit them to the commissioner for incorporation into the rules adopted
pursuant to this section.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.21, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

First phase.

"First phase" or "first phase of the regionwide public safety radio
communication system" means the initial backbone which serves the following deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin
ten-county
new text end metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey,
Scott, new text beginSherburne, new text endand Washington Counties.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.21, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Greater Minnesota.

"Greater Minnesota" means the area of the state outside
the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area served by the first phase.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 403.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

(a) The commissioner of public safety shall convene and
chair the Statewide Radio Board to develop a project plan for a statewide, shared, trunked
public safety radio communication system. The system may be referred to as "Allied Radio
Matrix for Emergency Response," or "ARMER."

(b) The board consists of the following members or their designees:

(1) the commissioner of public safety;

(2) the commissioner of transportation;

(3) the state chief information officer;

(4) the commissioner of natural resources;

(5) the chief of the Minnesota State Patrol;

(6) the chair of the Metropolitan Council;

(7) two elected city officials, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area
and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the League of
Minnesota Cities;

(8) two elected county officials, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area
and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Association of
Minnesota Counties;

(9) two sheriffs, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and one from
Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governing body of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association;

(10) two chiefs of police, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and
one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governor after considering recommendations
made by the Minnesota Chiefs' of Police Association;

(11) two fire chiefs, one from the deleted text beginnine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and one
from Greater Minnesota, appointed by the governor after considering recommendations
made by the Minnesota Fire Chiefs' Association;

(12) two representatives of emergency medical service providers, one from the
deleted text begin nine-countydeleted text endnew text begin ten-countynew text end metropolitan area and one from Greater Minnesota, appointed by
the governor after considering recommendations made by the Minnesota Ambulance
Association;

(13) the chair of the deleted text beginregional radio board for the metropolitan areadeleted text endnew text begin Metropolitan
Emergency Services Board
new text end; and

(14) a representative of Greater Minnesota elected by those units of government in phase
three and any subsequent phase of development as defined in the statewide, shared radio
and communication plan, who have submitted a plan to the Statewide Radio Board and
where development has been initiated.

(c) The Statewide Radio Board shall coordinate the appointment of board members
representing Greater Minnesota with the appointing authorities and may designate the
geographic region or regions from which an appointed board member is selected where
necessary to provide representation from throughout the state.