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325F.698 SMART PHONE ANTITHEFT PROTECTION.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them.

(b) "Smart phone" means a cellular phone or other mobile device that: (1) is built on a smart phone mobile operating system; (2) possesses advanced computing capability; (3) enables network connectivity; and (4) is capable of operating on a long-term evolution network and successor wireless data network communication standards. Capabilities a smart phone may possess include, but are not limited to, built-in applications, Internet access, digital voice service, text messaging, e-mail, and Web browsing. Smart phone does not include a phone commonly referred to as a feature or messaging phone, a laptop computer, a tablet device, or a device that has only electronic reading capability.

Subd. 2.Antitheft functionality required.

Any new smart phone manufactured on or after July 1, 2015, sold or purchased in Minnesota must be equipped with preloaded antitheft functionality or be capable of downloading that functionality. The functionality must be available to purchasers at no cost.