1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 63, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 223, after line 26, insert:

1.3    "Sec. .... [629.415] PROCEEDINGS ON SUMMONS TO APPEAR.
1.4    Subdivision 1. Issuance of summons to appear. A court may issue a summons in
1.5accordance with rule 3.01 of the Rules of Criminal Procedure to notify a person charged
1.6with a criminal offense of the need to appear at a certain time and place to answer the charge.
1.7    Subd. 2. Service of summons. A summons may be served in accordance with rule 3.03
1.8of the Rules of Criminal Procedure. The court shall record the manner in which the summons
1.9was served and, if the summons was served by mailing it to the defendant's last known
1.10address, the court shall record whether the summons was returned as undeliverable.
1.11    Subd. 3. Failure to appear; issuance of a sign and release warrant. (a) Unless a
1.12prosecutor makes the showing described in subdivision 4, the court shall issue a sign and
1.13release warrant if:
1.14(1) the court issued a summons;
1.15(2) the summons was served by mailing it to the defendant's last known address and was
1.16returned as undeliverable;
1.17(3) the defendant failed to appear at the time and place identified in the summons;
1.18(4) the defendant had not previously failed to appear in the same case; and
1.19(5) the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor offense other than a targeted
1.20misdemeanor, as defined in section 299C.10, subdivision 1, or a gross misdemeanor offense
1.21other than a violation of section 169A.20 (driving while impaired); 518B.01, subdivision
1.2214 (violation of domestic abuse order for protection); 609.2231 (fourth-degree assault);
1.23609.224 (fifth-degree assault); 609.2242 (domestic assault); 609.3451 (fifth-degree criminal
2.1sexual conduct); 609.377 (malicious punishment of a child); 609.378 (neglect or
2.2endangerment of a child); 609.748, subdivision 6 (violation of harassment restraining order);
2.3609.749 (harassment or stalking); 609.78, subdivision 2 (interference with an emergency
2.4call); 617.261 (nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images); or 629.75 (violation
2.5of domestic abuse no contact order).
2.6(b) A sign and release warrant shall not require the defendant to post bail or comply
2.7with any other conditions of release. A sign and release warrant does not authorize the arrest
2.8of the defendant.
2.9(c) Any court record provided or made available to a law enforcement agency shall
2.10indicate that the warrant is a sign and release warrant.
2.11    Subd. 4. When bail may be required. The court may issue a warrant that requires the
2.12defendant to post bail or comply with other conditions of release if a prosecutor shows, by
2.13a preponderance of the evidence, that bail is necessary:
2.14(1) for the safety of a victim;
2.15(2) because a defendant poses a risk to public safety; or
2.16(3) because the defendant otherwise poses a danger to self or others.
2.17    Subd. 5. Sign and release warrant; law enforcement duties. (a) When a peace officer
2.18encounters a defendant who is the subject of a sign and release warrant, the officer shall
2.19inform the defendant of the missed court appearance and provide a new notice that includes
2.20a time to appear.
2.21(b) Notice of the new time to appear shall be made in writing and must include the court
2.22file number or the warrant number. The defendant may be asked to sign a form
2.23acknowledging receipt of the notice. A defendant may not be required to sign the
2.24acknowledgment, but the peace officer or other employee may indicate that a notice was
2.25given and that the defendant refused to sign.
2.26(c) After providing the notice, the peace officer shall release the defendant at the scene.
2.27(d) As soon as practicable after providing the notice, the peace officer shall:
2.28(1) inactivate the warrant or direct the appropriate office or department to inactivate the
2.29warrant; and
2.30(2) submit a form or other notification that can be filed in the court's electronic filing
2.31system that includes the court case number, updates the defendant's personal contact
2.32information, and indicates that the defendant received notice of the new time to appear.
3.1    Subd. 6. Exception; lawful arrest. Nothing in this section prohibits a peace officer from
3.2arresting a defendant for any lawful reason.
3.3    Subd. 7. Procedure to notify peace officers; scheduling new court dates. (a) By
3.4January 1, 2024, the sheriff of every county, in coordination with the district court of that
3.5county, shall develop a procedure to inform peace officers about the type of warrant issued
3.6by the court and provide hearing dates for sign and release warrants.
3.7(b) At a minimum, the procedure shall include:
3.8(1) an office, department, or other entity that a peace officer can contact at any time to
3.9determine the type of warrant issued by a court;
3.10(2) if the warrant is a sign and release warrant, the ability to obtain an updated time for
3.11a defendant to appear to answer the charge;
3.12(3) the ability to inactivate a sign and release warrant after a defendant has been notified
3.13of the new time to appear; and
3.14(4) the ability to submit a form or other notification to the court's electronic filing system
3.15updating the defendant's personal contact information and indicating that the defendant
3.16received notice of the new time.
3.17(c) The sheriff may develop forms to provide defendants with notice of the new time to
3.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2021, and applies to warrants
3.20issued on or after January 1, 2024."
3.21Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
3.22Amend the title accordingly