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CHAPTER 136--H.F.No. 3370

An act

relating to public safety; requiring written statement for change of information by registered predatory offenders; authorizing access to registration data by child protection workers for determination of child residence with predatory offender;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 243.166, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision; 299C.093.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 243.166, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

Subd. 4c.

Notices in writing; signed.

All notices required by this section must be in writing and signed by the person required to register.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 243.166, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Use of data.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 7a or sections 244.052 and 299C.093, the data provided under this section is private data on individuals under section 13.02, subdivision 12.

(b) The data may be used only by law enforcement and corrections agencies for law enforcement and corrections purposes. Law enforcement may disclose the status of an individual as a predatory offender to a child protection worker with a local welfare agency for purposes of doing a family assessment under section 626.556.

(c) The commissioner of human services is authorized to have access to the data for:

(1) state-operated services, as defined in section 246.014, for the purposes described in section 246.13, subdivision 2, paragraph (b); and

(2) purposes of completing background studies under chapter 245C.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 299C.093, is amended to read:

299C.093 DATABASE OF REGISTERED PREDATORY OFFENDERS.

The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall maintain a computerized data system relating to individuals required to register as predatory offenders under section 243.166. To the degree feasible, the system must include the data required to be provided under section 243.166, subdivisions 4 and 4a, and indicate the time period that the person is required to register. The superintendent shall maintain this data in a manner that ensures that it is readily available to law enforcement agencies. This data is private data on individuals under section 13.02, subdivision 12, but may be used for law enforcement and corrections purposes. Law enforcement may disclose the status of an individual as a predatory offender to a child protection worker with a local welfare agency for purposes of doing a family assessment under section 626.556. The commissioner of human services has access to the data for state-operated services, as defined in section 246.014, for the purposes described in section 246.13, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and for purposes of conducting background studies under chapter 245C.

Presented to the governor May 19, 2016

Signed by the governor May 22, 2016, 4:39 p.m.