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SF 2378

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/08/2021 08:06am

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; repealing crime of falsely reporting police misconduct;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.505, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1. new text beginREPEALER.
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new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.505, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-03698

609.505 FALSELY REPORTING CRIME.

Subd. 2.

Reporting police misconduct.

(a) Whoever informs, or causes information to be communicated to, a peace officer, whose responsibilities include investigating or reporting police misconduct, that a peace officer, as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), has committed an act of police misconduct, knowing that the information is false, is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced as follows:

(1) up to the maximum provided for a misdemeanor if the false information does not allege a criminal act; or

(2) up to the maximum provided for a gross misdemeanor if the false information alleges a criminal act.

(b) The court shall order any person convicted of a violation of this subdivision to make full restitution of all reasonable expenses incurred in the investigation of the false allegation unless the court makes a specific written finding that restitution would be inappropriate under the circumstances. A restitution award may not exceed $3,000.