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HF 1601

as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/17/1997

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to crimes; eliminating misdemeanor offense of 
  1.3             selling toxic substances to minors; amending Minnesota 
  1.4             Statutes 1996, section 609.684, subdivision 4; 
  1.5             repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 145.406; 
  1.6             and 609.684, subdivision 2. 
  1.8      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 609.684, 
  1.9   subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  1.10     Subd. 4.  [NOTICE REQUIRED.] (a) A business establishment 
  1.11  that offers for sale at retail any toxic substance must display 
  1.12  a conspicuous sign that contains the following, or substantially 
  1.13  similar, language: 
  1.14                              "NOTICE
  1.15  It is unlawful for a person to sell glue, cement, or aerosol 
  1.16  paint containing intoxicating substances, to a person under 18 
  1.17  years of age, except as provided by law.  This offense is a 
  1.18  misdemeanor.  It is also a misdemeanor for a person to use or 
  1.19  possess glue, cement, aerosol paint, with the intent of inducing 
  1.20  intoxication, excitement, or stupefaction of the central nervous 
  1.21  system.  This use can be harmful or fatal." 
  1.22     (b) A business establishment may omit from the required 
  1.23  notice references to any toxic substance that is not offered for 
  1.24  sale by that business establishment. 
  1.25     (c) A business establishment that does not sell any toxic 
  1.26  substance listed in subdivision 1 other than butane or butane 
  2.1   lighters shall post a sign stating that it is illegal to sell 
  2.2   butane or butane lighters to anyone under the age of 18.  This 
  2.3   sign shall fulfill the requirements under this subdivision is 
  2.4   not required to post a notice under paragraph (a). 
  2.5      Sec. 2.  [REPEALER.] 
  2.6      Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 145.406; and 609.684, 
  2.7   subdivision 2, are repealed.