Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 152

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/20/2011 10:51am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 2.1 2.2 2.3
2.4 2.5

A bill for an act
relating to public safety; creating the crime of criminal possession or sale of
identification documents; 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 [609.5275] CRIMINAL POSSESSION OR SALE OF
IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
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, "identification document" means
any of the following documents issued by or purported to be issued by the United States
government or any state or local government: a passport, an immigration visa, an alien
registration card, an employment authorization document, a birth certificate, a Social
Security number or card, a military identification card, an adoption decree, a marriage
license, a driver's license, or a photo identification card.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Crimes defined. new text end

new text begin Whoever knowingly does any of the following is guilty
of a crime and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 3:
new text end

new text begin (1) possesses two or more identification documents without permission or lawful
authority; or
new text end

new text begin (2) sells or transfers two or more identification documents knowing that the recipient
or recipients are not entitled to obtain or possess the identification documents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin A person who violates subdivision 2 may be sentenced as
follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the violation involves two identification documents, the person is guilty of a
gross misdemeanor; and
new text end

new text begin (2) if the violation involves three or more identification documents, the person 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 $5,000, or both.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2011, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end