Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security (ACCAS) assesses current safety and
security risks in the Capitol Area and discusses developments that might affect
those risks in the future. ACCAS provides advice and recommendations to the governor and
- Security priorities.
- Strategies for addressing these priorities.
- Recommendations for funding to implement the strategies.
consults with the commissioners of administration and public safety, the
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, the director of the Minnesota
Historical Society, and the sergeants-at-arms of the senate and house of
By Jan. 15 each year, ACCAS provides a general assessment
of security in the Capitol Area, describes improvements implemented, and
recommend future improvements. It also offers recommendations for capital or
operating expenditures, statutory changes, or other changes in security-related
policies or practices. All this information is presented in an annual report,
which can also include draft legislation to implement any recommended changes
in law. ACCAS presents the report to the governor, the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board and the Department of Public
Safety, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.