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CHAPTER 231--H.F.No. 212

An act

relating to courts; eliminating the prerequisite of pretrial filing of a transcript for admission into evidence of law enforcement vehicle recordings;

proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 634.

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

Section 1.

[634.36] EVIDENCE OF VIDEOTAPES, AUDIOTAPES, OR OTHER RECORDINGS.

In any hearing or trial of a criminal offense or petty misdemeanor or proceeding pursuant to section 169A.53, subdivision 3, evidence of a videotape, audiotape, or electronic or digital recording prepared by a peace officer, using recording equipment in a law enforcement vehicle, while in the performance of official duties shall not be excluded on the ground that a written transcript of the recording was not prepared and available at or prior to trial. As used in this section, "peace officer" has the meaning given in section 169A.03, subdivision 18.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2010, and applies to trials and hearings beginning on or after that date.

Presented to the governor April 12, 2010

Signed by the governor April 15, 2010, 11:46 a.m.