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SF 2227

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

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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.

(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.

(b) Whoever physically assaults a peace officer licensed under section 626.845,
subdivision 1
, when that officer is effecting a lawful arrest or executing any other duty
imposed by law
is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and 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
.

(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
if
the assault inflicts demonstrable bodily harm; or the person (2) intentionally throws or
otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto the officer, 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
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

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