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HF 492

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:16pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a misdemeanor for traffic violations that
cause great bodily harm or death to another; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 169.13, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.13, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Careless driving.

new text begin(a) new text endAny person who operates or halts any vehicle upon any
street or highway carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights of others, or in a manner
that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person, including the driver or
passengers of the vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

new text begin (b) Unless otherwise provided by law, any person who operates or halts any vehicle
upon any street or highway in violation of this chapter and causes great bodily harm or death
to another is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person charged with or cited for a violation of paragraph (b) who is not arrested,
taken into custody, and detained until the person's first court appearance must be issued a
summons for a court appearance. Notwithstanding section 609.101, subdivision 4, the
Judicial Council may not include a violation of paragraph (b) on the Statewide Payables
List.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginSHORT TITLE AND CITATION.
new text end

new text begin Section 1 may be cited as "Brooklyn Larson's Law."
new text end