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HF 185

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/31/2022 12:28pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; increasing the penalty for certain attempts to commit
murder in the first degree; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 244.05,
subdivision 4; 609.17, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 244.05, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minimum imprisonment, life sentence.

(a) An inmate serving a mandatory
life sentence under section 609.106 or 609.3455, subdivision 2, must not be given supervised
release under this section.

(b) An inmate serving a mandatory life sentence under sectionnew text begin 609.17, subdivision 4,
clause (1);
new text end 609.185, paragraph (a), clause (3), (5), or (6); or Minnesota Statutes 2004, section
609.109, subdivision 3, must not be given supervised release under this section without
having served a minimum term of 30 years.

(c) An inmate serving a mandatory life sentence under section 609.385 must not be given
supervised release under this section without having served a minimum term of imprisonment
of 17 years.

(d) An inmate serving a mandatory life sentence under section 609.3455, subdivision 3
or 4, must not be given supervised release under this section without having served the
minimum term of imprisonment specified by the court in its sentence.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.17, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Penalties.

Whoever attempts to commit a crime may be sentenced as follows:

(1)new text begin for an attempt to commit a violation of section 609.185, paragraph (a), clause (4),
to imprisonment for life;
new text end

new text begin (2) except as provided in clause (1),new text end if the maximum sentence provided for the crime is
life imprisonment, to not more than 20 years; or

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end for any other attempt, to not more than one-half of the maximum imprisonment
or fine or both provided for the crime attempted, but such maximum in any case shall not
be less than imprisonment for 90 days or a fine of $100.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2021, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end