as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to controlled substances; redefining a 1.3 Minnesota Statutes, section 152.18, offense as a prior 1.4 controlled substance conviction; amending Minnesota 1.5 Statutes 1996, section 152.01, subdivision 16a. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 152.01, 1.8 subdivision 16a, is amended to read: 1.9 Subd. 16a. [SUBSEQUENT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONVICTION.] 1.10 "Subsequent controlled substance conviction" means that before 1.11 commission of the offense for which the person is convicted 1.12 under this chapter, the person received a disposition under 1.13 section 152.18, subdivision 1, or the person was convicted in 1.14 Minnesota of a felony violation of this chapter or a 1.15 felony-level attempt or conspiracy to violate this chapter, or 1.16 convicted elsewhere for conduct that would have been a felony 1.17 under this chapter if committed in Minnesota. An earlier 1.18 conviction, as defined in this subdivision, is not relevant if 1.19 ten years have elapsed since: (1) the person was restored to 1.20 civil rights; or (2) the sentence has expired, whichever occurs 1.21 first. 1.22 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 1.23 Section 1 is effective August 1, 1998, and applies to 1.24 crimes committed on or after that date.