relating to public safety; modifying notice of possession of a firearm in a
building in Capitol Area; modifying funding for security services provided by
the Department of Public Safety; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 609.66, subdivision 1g; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 299E.02.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.66, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:
Subd. 1g. Felony; possession in courthouse or certain state buildings.
A person who commits either of the following acts is guilty of a felony and may be
sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not
more than $10,000, or both:
(1) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives within any courthouse
(2) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives in any state building
within the Capitol Area described in chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory.
(b) Unless a person is otherwise prohibited or restricted by other law to possess a
dangerous weapon, this subdivision does not apply to:
(1) licensed peace officers or military personnel who are performing official duties;
(2) persons who carry pistols according to the terms of a permit issued under section
notify the sheriff
or the commissioner of public safety, as appropriate
1.22 prior to entering a courthouse complex
(3) persons who possess dangerous weapons for the purpose of display as
demonstrative evidence during testimony at a trial or hearing or exhibition in compliance
with advance notice and safety guidelines set by the sheriff or the commissioner of public
(4) persons who possess dangerous weapons in a courthouse complex with the
express consent of the county sheriff or who possess dangerous weapons in a state building
with the express consent of the commissioner of public safety; or
2.6(5) persons who enter a state building in the Capitol Area carrying pistols according
2.7to the terms of a permit issued under section 624.714 and the requirements in paragraph (c)
2.8(c) Prior to entering a state building in the Capitol Area, a person under paragraph
2.9(b), clause (5), shall provide written notice by United States mail or electronic mail to the
2.10commissioner of public safety of the person's intent to carry a pistol in the building. The
2.11notice must include the person's name, date of birth, expiration date of the permit to
2.12carry, and mailing address for notifications sent by United States mail or e-mail address
2.13for notifications sent by electronic mail. The commissioner shall confirm receipt of the
2.14notification by United States mail or e-mail. Within 30 days of the renewal date of a
2.15person's permit to carry, the person shall renotify the commissioner of the person's intent
2.16to carry a pistol under paragraph (b), clause (5). A person carrying a pistol in a state
2.17building in the Capitol Area shall display the permit to carry card and a government-issued
2.18identification document upon request by a licensed peace officer.
Sec. 2. FUNDING FOR SECURITY SERVICES IN 2015.
2.20State agency tenants in the Capitol Area as described in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
2.2115B, other than the National Guard Armory, who deposited fees in an account in the special
2.22revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.02, for security services provided by
2.23the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety in fiscal year
2.242014 shall, for such security services in fiscal year 2015, deposit in an account in the special
2.25revenue fund on July 1, 2015, an amount equal to that tenant's total fee amount deposited
2.26in fiscal year 2014 under Minnesota Statutes, section 299E.02. The fees deposited in the
2.27account are appropriated to the commissioner of public safety for security services provided
2.28to the agency tenants in fiscal year 2015. The total amount of fees deposited in the account
2.29for fiscal year 2015 shall be added to the base budget for the Department of Public Safety.
Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION.
2.31$....... in fiscal year 2015 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
2.32of public safety for the Capitol Complex Security Division. This appropriation must
2.33include money to increase the number of state troopers in the division to a complement
2.34of 12, and to increase the number of nonlicensed security officers in the division to
3.1a complement of 67 to address vulnerabilities in the security of the Capitol Area, as
3.2described in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory,
3.3including but not limited to placing state troopers and security officers in buildings for
3.4security purposes as determined by the commissioner.
Sec. 4. REPEALER.
3.6Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 299E.02, is repealed.