language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to public safety; eliminating part-time peace officer licensure;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 626.8468, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 626.8462; 626.8464; 626.8465, subdivision 3; 626.8468, subdivision 2; Minnesota Rules, part 6700.1101, subparts 5, 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) A law enforcement agency that employed a licensed part-time peace officer or that was in the process of training an individual to become a licensed part-time peace officer on or before February 1, 1999, may continue to do so. No agency may employ more part-time peace officers than it employed in calendar year 1996, 1997, or 1998, except the State Fair Police Department may employ up to 15 licensed part-time peace officers.
(b) After January 1, 2000, the board may issue additional part-time peace officer licenses to a law enforcement agency that employs a part-time peace officer and that demonstrates to the board an extraordinary and temporary need for the additional license.
(c) If a local unit of government dissolves a law enforcement agency that employs a part-time peace officer authorized under this subdivision and contracts with another law enforcement agency to provide law enforcement services, the law enforcement agency contracted with may add that number of part-time positions to the agency's maximum under this subdivision if the agency hires or offers employment to all full-time peace officers employed by the dissolved agency at the time of dissolution. The employment offered must be of comparable responsibility and salary.
Presented to the governor May 12, 2014
Signed by the governor May 13, 2014, 12:04 p.m.