An eligible person or a minor child residing at the residential address for whom a properly completed application or renewal is filed shall be certified by the secretary of state as a program participant.
A program participant is certified for four years following the date the application or renewal is certified unless the certification is canceled or withdrawn before that date.
Upon certification, the secretary of state shall, within three business days, issue and mail a Safe at Home card to the program participant's mailing address with instructions on how to use the Safe at Home card. Upon receipt, the program participant must immediately sign the Safe at Home card. A program participant under the age of 11 may have the card signed by the adult responsible for the participant.
The secretary of state must verify the identity of the applicant or program participant before discussing any data related to certification or otherwise related to the applicant or program participant.
If an application submitted to the secretary of state discloses that the eligible person is the subject of a pending or ongoing criminal legal action, the applicant or eligible person must have completed and submitted with the application the form letter referenced in part 8290.0200, subpart 5. The secretary of state must mail the letter to the appropriate prosecuting authority, probation authority, and adjudicative authority. If compliance with this subpart is necessary and the letters have not been submitted to the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall certify the program participant, and provide the program participant with new form letters and instructions on how they must be used. Failure by the applicant to provide these letters to the secretary of state shall lead to cancellation pursuant to part 8290.0900.
A program participant shall contact the secretary of state whenever a Safe at Home card is lost or stolen. The secretary of state shall issue a replacement Safe at Home card to the program participant. If a card is found by a program participant after being reported lost or stolen, the program participant shall return the card to the secretary of state.
MS s 5B.08
34 SR 819; 39 SR 1378
March 30, 2015
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes