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HF 2855

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:21am

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; limiting the amelioration doctrine; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 609.015, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.015, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Common law crimes abolished.

Common law crimes are abolished and
no act or omission is a crime unless made so by this chapter or by other applicable statutedeleted text begin,
but
deleted text endnew text begin.new text end This does not prevent the use of common law rules in the construction or interpretation
of the provisions of this chapter or other statutenew text begin except that a law reducing a sentence does
not apply to crimes committed prior to the date on which the change takes effect unless the
statute specifically states otherwise
new text end. Crimes committed prior to September 1, 1963, are not
affected thereby.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This act is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end