relating to public safety; amending the Minnesota Personal Protection Act
to recognize the North Dakota permit to carry a pistol as being valid within
Minnesota;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 624.714, subdivision 16.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 624.714, subdivision 16, is amended to read:
Subd. 16. Recognition of permits from other states.
(a) The commissioner must
annually establish and publish a list of other states that have laws governing the issuance
of permits to carry weapons that are not substantially similar to this section. The list must
be available on the Internet. A person holding a carry permit from a state not on the list, or
1.11a carry permit issued by the state of North Dakota,
may use the license or permit in this
state subject to the rights, privileges, and requirements of this section.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), no license or permit from another state is valid in
this state if the holder is or becomes prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
(c) Any sheriff or police chief may file a petition under subdivision 12 seeking an
order suspending or revoking an out-of-state permit holder's authority to carry a pistol in
this state on the grounds set forth in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), clause (3). An order shall
only be issued if the petitioner meets the burden of proof and criteria set forth in subdivision
12. If the court denies the petition, the court must award the permit holder reasonable
costs and expenses including attorney fees. The petition may be filed in any county in the
state where a person holding a license or permit from another state can be found.
(d) The commissioner must, when necessary, execute reciprocity agreements
regarding carry permits with jurisdictions whose carry permits are recognized under
2.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.