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Minnesota Session Laws - 2014, Regular Session

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CHAPTER 268--H.F.No. 1915

An act

relating to peace officers; providing reciprocity for military experience;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 626.8517.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 626.8517, is amended to read:

626.8517 ELIGIBILITY FOR RECIPROCITY EXAMINATION BASED ON RELEVANT MILITARY EXPERIENCE.

(a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05, subdivision 5; and

(2) "relevant military experience" means:

(i) five four years' active cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty;

(ii) three two years' active cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty, and completion of a two-year or more degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary education institution; or

(iii) five four years' cumulative experience as a full-time peace officer in another state combined with active cumulative service experience in a military law enforcement occupational specialty.

(b) A person is eligible to take the reciprocity examination if the person has relevant military experience and:

(1) has been honorably discharged from military active service as evidenced by the most recent form DD-214; or

(2) is currently in active service as evidenced by:

(i) active duty orders providing service time in military police specialty;

(ii) a United States Department of Defense Manpower Data Center status report pursuant to Service Members Civil Relief Act, active duty status report; or

(iii) Military Personnel Center assignment information.

(c) A person who passed the examination under paragraph (b), clause (2), shall not be eligible to be licensed as a peace officer until honorably discharged as evidenced by the most recent form DD-214.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 14, 2014

Signed by the governor May 16, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

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