language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to safe at home program; excluding registered sex offenders from the program; limiting use of protected addresses by landlords and local government entities;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 5B.02; 5B.07, subdivision 1; 13.805, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5B.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) For purposes of this chapter and unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section have the meanings given them.
(b) "Address" means a residential street address, school address, or work address of an individual, as specified on the individual's application to be a program participant under this chapter.
(c) "Applicant" means an adult, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of an eligible minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person, as defined in section 524.5-102.
(d) "Domestic violence" means an act as defined in section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), and includes a threat of such acts committed against an individual in a domestic situation, regardless of whether these acts or threats have been reported to law enforcement officers.
(e) "Eligible person" means an adult, a minor, or an incapacitated person, as defined in section 524.5-102 for whom there is good reason to believe (i) that the eligible person is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or (ii) that the eligible person fears for his or her safety or the safety of persons on whose behalf the application is made.
(f) "Mail" means first class letters and flats delivered via the United States Postal Service, including priority, express, and certified mail, and excluding packages, parcels, periodicals, and catalogues, unless they are clearly identifiable as pharmaceuticals or clearly indicate that they are sent by a government agency.
(g) "Program participant" means an individual certified as a program participant under section 5B.03.
(h) "Stalking" means acts criminalized under section 609.749 and includes a threat of such acts committed against an individual, regardless of whether these acts or threats have been reported to law enforcement officers.
Data related to applicants, eligible persons, and program participants are private data on individuals as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 12. A consent for release of the address from an applicant, eligible person, or program participant is not effective.
Presented to the governor May 15, 2009
Signed by the governor May 19, 2009, 1:43 p.m.