For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them.
"Actual address" means a Minnesota residential street address, school address, or work address of an individual, as specified on the individual's application to be a program participant, program renewal application, certification continuance, or change of address form under this chapter.
"Applicant" means an adult, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of an eligible minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 524.5-102.
"Application assistant" means a staff person designated by the secretary of state or a person employed by a community-based program as defined in subpart 7 who has completed the training for application assistants approved by the secretary of state.
"Certification" means that the secretary of state has determined that the eligible person meets the requirements for entering into or continuing in the program.
"Change of identity" means that the program participant has changed the participant's name and Social Security number in an attempt to sever all connections to a previous name.
"Community-based program" means an office, institution, or center whose mission consists substantially of offering assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or crimes of violence.
"Criminal justice system management" means the eligible person:
has been convicted of a crime or offense; or
has pled guilty to a crime or offense; or
has been adjudicated of a crime or offense; or
has pled no contest to a crime or offense; and
is under supervision for that crime or offense.
"Designated address" means the address assigned to the program participant by the secretary of state, including the lot number, to be used by public and private persons other than the Safe at Home program.
"Domestic violence" means an act as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 518B.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), or the threat of such acts, regardless of whether these acts or threats have been reported to law enforcement officers.
"Eligible person" means an adult, a minor, or an incapacitated person, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 524.5-102, and residing in Minnesota, who is not a person registered or required to register as a predatory offender under Minnesota Statutes, section 243.166 or 243.167, or the law of another jurisdiction, and for whom there is good reason to believe:
that the eligible person is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or
that the applicant fears for the applicant's safety, the safety of another person who resides in the same household, or the safety of persons on whose behalf the application is made.
"Lot number" means the specific identifier assigned by the secretary of state to a program participant for use in sorting mail and confirming program participation in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 5B.03, subdivision 1, clause (8).
"Mail" means first class letters and flats delivered via the United States Postal Service, including priority, express, and certified mail, and excluding packages, parcels, periodicals, and catalogs, unless they are clearly identifiable as pharmaceuticals or clearly indicate that they are sent by a state or county government agency, that are specifically addressed to a program participant and delivered to the designated address by the United States Postal Service.
"Mailing address" means the residential street address to which the secretary of state must forward a program participant's mail, except in those cases where the United States Postal Service provides no delivery service to the residential address, in which case it means a post office box serviced by the United States Postal Service.
"Minor child" means an individual who has not attained the age of 18, residing with or under the guardianship of an adult applicant or program participant.
"Program participant" means an individual certified as a program participant under Minnesota Statutes, section 5B.03.
[Repealed, 39 SR 392]
"Safe at Home" is the program authorized by Minnesota Statutes, chapter 5B.
"Safe at Home card" means the official participation card issued by the secretary of state to each program participant, which must state the program participant's name, date of birth, designated address, certification expiration date, and a space for the signature of the program participant.
"School" means any elementary or secondary educational institution.
"Sexual assault" means acts criminalized under Minnesota Statutes, sections 609.342 to 609.3453 and 609.352, or the threat of such acts, regardless of whether these acts or threats have been reported to law enforcement officers.
MS s 5B.08
34 SR 819; 39 SR 392; 39 SR 1378
March 30, 2015
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes