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HF 221

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/21/2021 01:00pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing enhanced criminal penalties for assaulting
firefighters and medical personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
609.2231, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.2231, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Firefighters and deleted text beginemergencydeleted text end medical personnel.

new text begin(a) new text endWhoever new text beginphysically
new text end assaults any of the following persons deleted text beginand inflicts demonstrable bodily harmdeleted text end is guilty of a
deleted text begin felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years or to payment
of a fine of not more than $4,000, or both
deleted text endnew text begin gross misdemeanornew text end:

(1) a member of a municipal or volunteer fire department or emergency medical services
personnel unit in the performance of the member's duties; or

(2) a physician, nurse, or other person providing health care services in a hospital
deleted text begin emergency departmentdeleted text end.

new text begin (b) Whoever commits either of the following acts against a person identified in paragraph
(a), clause (1) or (2), is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not
more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $6,000, or both:
new text end

new text begin (1) physically assaults the person and the assault inflicts demonstrable bodily harm; or
new text end

new text begin (2) intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto the person.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end