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13.585 HOUSING AGENCY DATA.
    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section "housing agency" means the public
housing agency or housing and redevelopment authority of a political subdivision.
    Subd. 2. Confidential data. The following data on individuals maintained by the housing
agency are classified as confidential data, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 3: correspondence
between the agency and the agency's attorney containing data collected as part of an active
investigation undertaken for the purpose of the commencement or defense of potential or actual
litigation, including but not limited to: referrals to the Office of the Inspector General or other
prosecuting agencies for possible prosecution for fraud; initiation of lease terminations and
eviction actions; admission denial hearings concerning prospective tenants; commencement of
actions against independent contractors of the agency; and tenant grievance hearings.
    Subd. 3. Protected nonpublic data. The following data not on individuals maintained
by the housing agency are classified as protected nonpublic data, pursuant to section 13.02,
subdivision 13
: correspondence between the agency and the agency's attorney containing data
collected as part of an active investigation undertaken for the purpose of the commencement or
defense of potential or actual litigation, including but not limited to, referrals to the Office of the
Inspector General or other prosecuting bodies or agencies for possible prosecution for fraud and
commencement of actions against independent contractors of the agency.
    Subd. 4. Nonpublic data. The following data not on individuals maintained by the housing
agency are classified as nonpublic data, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 9: all data
pertaining to negotiations with property owners regarding the purchase of property. With the
exception of the housing agency's evaluation of properties not purchased, all other negotiation
data shall be public at the time of the closing of the property sale.
    Subd. 5. Private data on individuals. Income information on individuals collected and
maintained by a housing agency to determine eligibility of property for class 4d under sections
273.126 and 273.13, is private data on individuals as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12. The
data may be disclosed to the county and local assessors responsible for determining eligibility of
the property for classification 4d.
    Subd. 6. Law enforcement access to certain data. A public housing agency that enters a
contract for assistance under United States Code, title 42, sections 1437 to 1440, shall furnish a
local, state, or federal law enforcement officer, upon the officer's request, with the current address,
Social Security number, and photograph, if available, of a recipient of assistance under United
States Code, title 42, sections 1437 to 1440, if the officer:
(1) provides the name of the recipient to the housing agency; and
(2) notifies the agency that:
(i) the recipient:
(A) is fleeing to avoid prosecution, or custody or confinement after conviction, under the
laws of the jurisdiction from which the individual is fleeing, for a crime which is a felony under
the laws of that jurisdiction;
(B) is violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under state or federal law;
(C) is a person required to register under section 243.166 and is not residing at the address at
which the person is registered under section 243.166; or
(D) has information necessary for the officer to conduct the officer's official duties;
(ii) the location or apprehension of the individual is within the officer's official duties; and
(iii) the request is made in writing and in the proper exercise of the officer's official duties.
History: 1981 c 311 s 32,39; 1982 c 545 s 24; 1991 c 291 art 1 s 3; 1Sp1997 c 3 s 6; 1999 c
227 s 22; 2000 c 311 art 6 s 2; 2001 c 7 s 6; 2003 c 2 art 2 s 1