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HF 2757

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 05:40pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; making certain fraudulent conduct relating to service
animals a crime; imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [609.833] FRAUDULENT CONDUCT; SERVICE ANIMALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin As used in this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "place of public accommodation" has the meaning given in section 363A.03,
subdivision 34; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "service animal" has the meaning given in section 343.20, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Crime described. new text end

new text begin A person who, with the intent of wrongfully obtaining money,
property, access to a place of public accommodation, or any other tangible benefit, falsely
represents to another through statements or conduct that an animal the person owns or
controls is a service animal when the animal is not, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2018, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end