.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 894, the first engrossment, as follows:
Page 45, delete section 5 and insert
"Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 201.275, is amended to read:
1.4201.275 INVESTIGATIONS; PROSECUTIONS.
county attorney who law enforcement agency that
is notified by affidavit of an
alleged violation of this chapter shall promptly investigate. Upon receiving an affidavit
1.7alleging a violation of this chapter, a county attorney shall promptly forward it to a law
1.8enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigation.
If there is probable cause for
instituting a prosecution, the county attorney shall proceed
by complaint or present
1.10 the charge, with whatever evidence has been found, to the grand jury according to the
1.11generally applicable standards regarding the prosecutorial functions and duties of a
1.12county attorney, provided that the county attorney is not required to proceed with the
1.13prosecution if the complainant withdraws the allegation
. A county attorney who refuses or
intentionally fails to faithfully perform this or any other duty imposed by this chapter is
guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall forfeit office.
The county attorney,
1.16 under the penalty of forfeiture of office, shall prosecute all violations of this chapter
1.17 except violations of this section; if, however, a complainant withdraws an allegation under
1.18 this chapter, the county attorney is not required to proceed with the prosecution. Willful
1.19violation of this chapter by any public employee constitutes just cause for suspension
1.20without pay or dismissal of the public employee.