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13.821 VIDEOTAPES OF CHILD ABUSE VICTIMS.
(a) Notwithstanding section 13.04, subdivision 3, an individual subject of data may not obtain
a copy of a videotape in which a child victim or alleged victim is alleging, explaining, denying,
or describing an act of physical or sexual abuse without a court order under section 13.03,
subdivision 6
, or 611A.90. The definitions of physical abuse and sexual abuse in section 626.556,
subdivision 2
, apply to this section, except that abuse is not limited to acts by a person responsible
for the child's care or in a significant relationship with the child or position of authority.
(b) This section does not limit other rights of access to data by an individual under section
13.04, subdivision 3, other than the right to obtain a copy of the videotape, nor prohibit rights of
access pursuant to discovery in a court proceeding.
History: 1991 c 106 s 6; 1992 c 511 art 7 s 1; 1992 c 569 s 4; 1993 c 13 art 1 s 12; 1993 c
65 s 1; 1993 c 177 s 1; 1993 c 240 s 1; 1993 c 326 art 2 s 1; 1993 c 345 art 3 s 18; 1993 c 351 s
20-22; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1994 c 589 s 1; 1994 c 616 s 1; 1994 c 618 art 1 s 17; art 2 s 9-64; 1994 c
632 art 2 s 10; art 3 s 17; 1994 c 636 art 4 s 4; 1995 c 142 s 1; 1995 c 155 s 1,2; 1995 c 186 s 8;
1995 c 212 art 3 s 59; 1995 c 229 art 4 s 3; 1995 c 234 art 5 s 1; 1995 c 259 art 1 s 27; art 4 s
2,4; art 5 s 1-51; 1996 c 305 art 1 s 3-5; 1996 c 334 s 1; 1996 c 408 art 9 s 1; 1996 c 415 s 1;
1996 c 440 art 1 s 18; art 2 s 1-14; 1996 c 471 art 7 s 1; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 3; 1997 c 22 art 2 s 1,8;
1997 c 66 s 79; 1997 c 129 art 2 s 15; 1997 c 193 s 1; 1997 c 199 s 14; 1997 c 202 art 2 s 63;
1997 c 203 art 6 s 2; 1997 c 215 s 1; 1997 c 218 s 1; 1997 c 239 art 8 s 1; 1Sp1997 c 3 s 8-18;
1998 c 273 s 1; 1998 c 361 s 1; 1998 c 367 art 11 s 2; 1998 c 371 s 6,7; 1998 c 373 s 1; 1998 c
382 art 2 s 1; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1998 c 407 art 2 s 1; 1999 c 99 s 23; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2;
1999 c 205 art 1 s 70; 1999 c 227 s 22; 1999 c 245 art 9 s 1,2; 2003 c 116 s 1