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HF 68

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/12/2012 03:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to crimes; providing that careless driving resulting in death is a gross
misdemeanor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.13, by adding a


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.13, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Careless driving resulting in death. new text end

new text begin (a) A person who drives, operates,
or halts a vehicle, anywhere in this state, carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights
of others or in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person,
including any driver or passenger of a vehicle or other person, that results in the death of a
person, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this subdivision or section 609.035 limits the power of the state to
punish a person for conduct that constitutes a crime under any other law of this state.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2012, and applies to
violations committed on or after that date.
new text end