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                         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 same 
equipment in such a motor vehicle without first obtaining 
permission to do so from the superintendent of the bureau upon 
such a form of application as prescribed 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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