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CHAPTER 7525, CAPITOL SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Table of Parts
Part Title
7525.0100 DEFINITIONS.
7525.0200 PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
7525.0300 ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
7525.0400 PROHIBITED ACTS.
7525.0500 PENALTIES AND COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER LAWS.

7525.0100 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

As used in this chapter the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings as ascribed below.

Subp. 2.

Authorized individuals.

"Authorized individuals" means persons empowered by state or local law or executive or legislative appointment to issue commands or directions to persons entering in or on designated property.

Subp. 3.

Designated property.

"Designated property" means all state buildings and property of the Capitol area as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 15B.02, and other state-owned or state-leased buildings and property within the Twin Cities metropolitan area as the governor from time to time may designate.

Subp. 4.

Emergency authorities.

"Emergency authorities" means police, fire, and medical aid personnel and Capitol security guards.

Subp. 5.

Normal working hours.

"Normal working hours" means where not otherwise expressly designated by the commissioner of administration, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and also for the Capitol building, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299E.01

History:

L 2003 c 17 s 2

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2004

7525.0200 PURPOSE AND SCOPE.

Subpart 1.

Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the free, proper, and lawful access to, egress from, and proper use of public property, and to protect the conduct of public business, free from interference, disruption, or threat.

Subp. 2.

Statutory reference.

This chapter is promulgated pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 624.72, subdivision 3, and acts related thereto. The scope of this chapter is intended to be consistent with Minnesota Statutes, sections 624.72 and 299E.01.

Subp. 3.

Scope.

This chapter applies to all designated property and all persons on designated property.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299E.01

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2004

7525.0300 ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

Subpart 1.

Recording presence.

All buildings shall be closed after normal working hours. Admission and presence in closed buildings will be limited to employees, emergency authorities, and persons having official business or attending approved public functions. Such persons may be required to sign the register and/or display identification documents when requested by the guard, security guard, or other authorized individual. During emergencies declared by the public officer supervising the particular building and approved thereafter by the commissioner of administration or the commissioner of public safety, buildings may be limited to emergency authorities.

Subp. 2.

Submit to inspection.

When the commissioner of administration or the commissioner of public safety has so directed, persons in or on designated property may be required to submit to inspection any parcel, case, or bulky article of clothing that might be capable of concealing weapons, explosives, or other dangerous substances.

Subp. 3.

Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced by the commissioner of administration on all designated property with the exception of security-related rules which, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.01, subdivision 3, shall be enforced by the commissioner of public safety upon all Capitol area property as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.01, subdivision 4.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299E.01

History:

17 SR 1279

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2004

7525.0400 PROHIBITED ACTS.

The following acts in or on designated property are prohibited:

A.

improper disposal of rubbish, spitting, creation of any hazard to persons or things, throwing of articles of any kind from a building, climbing upon any part of a building, and the willful destruction, damage, or removal of property or any part thereof;

B.

conduct prohibited by any other applicable law or ordinance;

C.

conduct that creates loud and unusual noise, or that obstructs the usual use of entrances, foyers, corridors, offices, elevators, stairways, and parking lots, or that otherwise tends to impede or disturb public employees in the performance of their duties, or that otherwise impedes or disturbs the public in its access to designated property;

D.

the display or possession within buildings of signs, placards, or banners affixed or not affixed to a pole or stick within buildings that impedes or interferes with public employees in the performance of their duties, that impedes or disturbs the public in its access to designated property, or that obstructs the usual use of entrances, foyers, corridors, offices, elevators, stairways, and parking lots;

E.

with the exception of peace officers and other individuals obtaining the approval of the commissioner of administration or the commissioner of public safety, carrying either openly or concealed, firearms, ammunition, or other dangerous or deadly weapons;

F.

carrying explosives, either openly or concealed;

G.

the presence of dogs and other animals, except seeing eye dogs, without the express prior approval of the commissioner of administration or a delegate; and

H.

soliciting alms and contributions, commercial soliciting and vending of all kinds, and the display of private debts. This prohibition does not apply to national or local drives for funds for welfare, health, and other purposes sponsored or approved by the commissioner of administration, or to authorized concessions, or to personal notices posted by employees on authorized bulletin boards.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299E.01

History:

17 SR 1279

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2004

7525.0500 PENALTIES AND COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER LAWS.

Persons violating this chapter are subject to prosecution and penalties as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 624.72, subdivision 5, and other applicable laws.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to abrogate any federal laws or regulations, applicable to any area in which designated property is situated.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 299E.01

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2004