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                            CHAPTER 441-H.F.No. 1966 
                  An act relating to peace officers; authorizing 
                  officers of states adjoining Minnesota to render 
                  assistance to peace officers of this state on request; 
                  granting these officers arrest authority in this state 
                  under certain circumstances; extending the state and 
                  local government tort liability laws to the conduct of 
                  these officers; proposing coding for new law in 
                  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [626.77] [PEACE OFFICERS FROM ADJOINING 
        STATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ARREST AUTHORITY.] A peace officer of a 
        state adjoining Minnesota has the same authority to arrest and 
        hold an individual in custody as has any peace officer of this 
        state if all of the following circumstances are present: 
           (1) the officer enters this state while on duty and 
        authorized by a request for assistance by a peace officer of 
        this state; 
           (2) while in this state, the officer acts under the 
        direction of the peace officer to whom the officer is rendering 
        assistance; 
           (3) while in this state, the officer acts in accordance 
        with the rules and regulations of the officer's own appointive 
        or elective authority; and 
           (4) upon effecting an arrest, the officer surrenders 
        custody of the arrested individual to a peace officer of this 
        state without unnecessary delay. 
           Subd. 2.  [TORT LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION.] A peace 
        officer from an adjoining state who responds to a request for 
        assistance and who acts in accordance with subdivision 1 is 
        serving in the regular line of duty as fully as though the 
        service was within the officer's jurisdiction.  For the purposes 
        of section 3.736 and chapter 466, the officer is deemed to be an 
        employee of the elective or appointive agency of the peace 
        officer requesting assistance. 
           Presented to the governor April 12, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 15, 1994, 1:32 p.m.