language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1987 CHAPTER 191-H.F.No. 1420 An act relating to public safety; allowing bureau of criminal apprehension to permit amateur radio operators to use radio equipment capable of receiving police emergency radio frequency; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 299C.37, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 299C.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. (a) No person other than peace officers within the state
and, the members of the state patrol, and persons who hold an amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, shall equip any motor vehicle with any radio equipment or combination of equipment, capable of receiving any radio signal, message, or information from any police emergency frequency, or install, use or possess the sameequipment in sucha motor vehicle without first obtainingpermission to do sofrom the superintendent of the bureau upon sucha form of application asprescribed by the superintendent may prescribe. An amateur radio license holder is not entitled to exercise the privilege granted by this paragraph if the license holder has been convicted in this state or elsewhere of a crime of violence, as defined in section 624.712, subdivision 5, unless ten years have elapsed since the person has been restored to civil rights or the sentence has expired, whichever occurs first, and during that time the person has not been convicted of any other crime of violence. For purposes of this section, "crime of violence" includes a crime in another state or jurisdiction that would have been a crime of violence if it had been committed in this state. Radio equipment installed, used, or possessed as permitted by this paragraph must be under the direct control of the license holder whenever it is used. (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), any person who is convicted of a violation of this subdivision shall, upon conviction for the first offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and for the second and subsequent offenses shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. (c) An amateur radio license holder who exercises the privilege granted by paragraph (a) shall carry the amateur radio license in the motor vehicle at all times and shall present the license to a peace officer on request. A violation of this paragraph is a petty misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a misdemeanor. Approved May 20, 1987
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