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HF 3175

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/18/2008

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; increasing penalty for attempted robbery; creating the
crime of robbery involving a motor vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 609.24; 609.245; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 609.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.24, is amended to read:


609.24 SIMPLE ROBBERY.

Whoever, having knowledge of not being entitled deleted text begintheretodeleted text endnew text begin tonew text end, takes new text beginor attempts to take
new text endpersonal property from the person or in the presence of another and uses or threatens the
imminent use of force against any person to overcome the person's resistance or powers of
resistance to, or to compel acquiescence in, the taking or carrying away of the property is
guilty of robbery and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years or
to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.245, is amended to read:


609.245 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY.

Subdivision 1.

First degree.

Whoever, while committing new text beginor attempting to commit new text enda
robbery, is armed with a dangerous weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to
lead the victim to reasonably believe it to be a dangerous weapon, or inflicts bodily harm
upon another, is guilty of aggravated robbery in the first degree and may be sentenced
to imprisonment for not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than
$35,000, or both.

Subd. 2.

Second degree.

Whoever, while committing new text beginor attempting to commit
new text enda robbery, implies, by word or act, possession of a dangerous weapon, is guilty of
aggravated robbery in the second degree and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not
more than 15 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $30,000, or both.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [609.246] ROBBERY INVOLVING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin As used in this section, "motor vehicle" has the meaning
given in section 169.01, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Crime described. new text end

new text begin Whoever commits or attempts to commit a robbery
against a victim who is inside of a motor vehicle is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced
as provided in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Penalty. new text end

new text begin The statutory maximum sentence for a violation of this section
is 50 percent longer than the penalty would otherwise be under section 609.24 (simple
robbery) or 609.245 (aggravated robbery).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end