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SF 2227

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/11/2016 08:24am

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; clarifying the offense of fourth degree assault against a
peace officer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.2231, subdivision
1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 609.2231, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Peace officers.

new text begin (a) As used in this subdivision, "peace officer" means
a person who is licensed under section 626.845, subdivision 1, and effecting a lawful
arrest or executing any other duty imposed by law.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endWhoever physically assaults a peace officer deleted text beginlicensed under section 626.845,
subdivision 1
, when that officer is effecting a lawful arrest or executing any other duty
imposed by law
deleted text end is guilty of a gross misdemeanor deleted text beginand may be sentenced to imprisonment
for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both
deleted text end.

new text begin (c) Whoever commits either of the following acts against a peace officer 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 $6,000, or both: (1) physically assaults the officer
new text endif
the assault inflicts demonstrable bodily harmnew text begin; new text end or deleted text beginthe persondeleted text end new text begin (2) new text endintentionally throws or
otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto the officerdeleted text begin, 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 $6,000, or both
deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2016, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end