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SF 2680

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/22/2016 03:40pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to criminal justice; increasing the maximum penalty for felony-level
assaults motivated by bias;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 [609.2233] FELONY ASSAULT MOTIVATED BY BIAS; INCREASED
STATUTORY MAXIMUM SENTENCE.
new text end

new text begin A person who violates section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223 because of the victim's
or another person's actual or perceived race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability as
defined in section 363A.03, age, or national origin is subject to a statutory maximum
penalty of 25 percent longer than the maximum penalty otherwise applicable.
new 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