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SF 22

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/17/2019 10:01am

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; eliminating the exclusion from fifth degree criminal sexual
conduct for nonconsensual, intentional touching of another person's clothed buttock;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.3451, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.3451, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Crime defined.

A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the fifth
degree:

(1) if the person engages in nonconsensual sexual contact; or

(2) the person engages in masturbation or lewd exhibition of the genitals in the presence
of a minor under the age of 16, knowing or having reason to know the minor is present.

For purposes of this section, "sexual contact" has the meaning given in section 609.341,
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, paragraph (a), clauses (i), (iv), and (v)deleted text begin, but does not include the intentional
touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the buttocks
deleted text end. Sexual contact also
includes the intentional removal or attempted removal of clothing covering the complainant's
intimate parts or undergarments, and the nonconsensual touching by the complainant of the
actor's intimate parts, effected by the actor, if the action is performed with sexual or
aggressive intent.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
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