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CHAPTER 8--S.F.No. 1563

An act

relating to public safety; requiring the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to do background checks at the request of Indian tribes;

proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299C.

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

Section 1.

[299C.75] BACKGROUND CHECKS; INDIAN TRIBES.

(a) When requested by a law enforcement agency of an Indian tribe with a reservation in this state, the superintendent shall perform a criminal history background check to determine an individual's eligibility for a license, employment, housing, or candidacy for elective office. When requested by the law enforcement agency of the Indian tribe, the superintendent shall exchange fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the criminal history background check. The superintendent shall recover the cost of a background check under this section through a fee charged to the Indian tribe.

(b) For purposes of this section, "Indian tribe" means a tribe, band, nation, or other federally recognized group or community of Indians.

(c) This section does not apply to criminal history background checks conducted under section 3.9221 or 299L.02.

Presented to the governor April 21, 2015

Signed by the governor April 23, 2015, 3:40 p.m.