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HF 15

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/06/2019 11:47am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/10/2019
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/11/2019
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/01/2019
Unofficial Engrossments
1st Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 03/26/2019
Division Engrossments
1st Division Engrossment Posted on 02/07/2019

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; eliminating the voluntary relationship defense for criminal
sexual conduct crimes; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.349.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.349, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: H0015-2

609.349 VOLUNTARY RELATIONSHIPS.

A person does not commit criminal sexual conduct under sections 609.342, clauses (a) and (b), 609.343, clauses (a) and (b), 609.344, clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), and (n), and 609.345, clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), and (n), if the actor and complainant were adults cohabiting in an ongoing voluntary sexual relationship at the time of the alleged offense, or if the complainant is the actor's legal spouse, unless the couple is living apart and one of them has filed for legal separation or dissolution of the marriage. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or restrain the prosecution for any other offense committed by one legal spouse against the other.