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HF 1585

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/14/2013 02:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to crime; extending the felony of fraudulent or other improper financing
statements to include retaliation against a police officer or chief of police for
performing official duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.7475,
subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.7475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Penalties.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who violates
subdivision 2 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

(b) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced
to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than
$10,000, or both, if the person:

(1) commits the offense with intent to influence or otherwise tamper with a juror
or a judicial proceeding or with intent to retaliate against:

(i) a judicial officer, as defined in section 609.415;

(ii) a prosecutor, defense attorney, or officer of the court, because of that person's
performance of official duties in connection with a judicial proceeding;

(iii) a sheriff or deputy sheriff because of that person's performance of official duties
in connection with a sheriff's sale of real property; deleted text beginor
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new text begin (iv) a police officer or chief of police because of that person's performance of official
duties; or
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deleted text begin (iv)deleted text endnew text begin (v)new text end a county recorder because of that person's performance of official duties in
connection with the filing of liens placed on real property; or

(2) commits the offense after having been previously convicted of a violation
of this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2013, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
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