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HF 2652

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/15/2016 09:25am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; clarifying the offense of fourth degree assault against a
peace officer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.2231, subdivision
1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.2231, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Peace officers.

new text begin(a) new text endWhoever physically assaults a peace officer
licensed under section 626.845, subdivision 1, when that officer is effecting a lawful arrest
or executing any other duty imposed by law is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and may
be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not
more than $3,000, or both. deleted text beginIf the assault
deleted text end

new text begin (b) A person who violates paragraph (a) andnew text end inflicts demonstrable bodily harm deleted text beginor
the person intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto the
officer, the person
deleted text end is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more
than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $6,000, or both.

new text begin (c) A person who intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at
or onto a peace officer is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not
more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $6,000, or both.
new text end