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HF 372

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/16/2015 04:04pm

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; amending the requirement to provide notice of
possession of firearms at the Capitol complex; amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, section 609.66, subdivision 1g.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.66, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:


Subd. 1g.

Felony; possession in courthouse or certain state buildings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, the issuance of a permit to carry under section
624.714 constitutes notification of the commissioner of public safety as required under
paragraph (b), clause (2).
new text end