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HF 1066

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2018 05:09pm

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; increasing penalties for obstructing a highway under
certain circumstances;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.74.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.74, is amended to read:


609.74 PUBLIC NUISANCE.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), whoever by an act or failure to perform a legal
duty intentionally does any of the following is guilty of maintaining a public nuisance,
which is a misdemeanor:

(1) maintains or permits a condition which unreasonably annoys, injures or endangers
the safety, health, morals, comfort, or repose of any considerable number of members of
the public; or

(2) interferes with, obstructs, or renders dangerous for passage, any public highway or
right-of-way, or waters used by the public; or

(3) is guilty of any other act or omission declared by law to be a public nuisance and for
which no sentence is specifically provided.

(b) It is a gross misdemeanor for a person to violate paragraph (a), clause (2), on a
controlled-access highway or on a public highway within airport property.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.

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