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HF 1066

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

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

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), new text endwhoever 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.

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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