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SF 3653

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/22/2018 09:46am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; including the transfer of all bodily fluids in the crime of
assaulting secure treatment facility personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 609.2231, subdivision 3a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.2231, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Secure treatment facility personnel.

(a) As used in this subdivision, "secure
treatment facility" includes facilities listed in sections 253B.02, subdivision 18a, and
253D.02, subdivision 13.

(b) Whoever, while committed under chapter 253D, Minnesota Statutes 2012, section
253B.185, or Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 526.10, commits either of the following acts
against an employee or other individual who provides care or treatment at a secure treatment
facility while the person is engaged in the performance of a duty imposed by law, policy,
or rule is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two
years or to payment of a fine of not more than $4,000, or both:

(1) assaults the person and inflicts demonstrable bodily harm; or

(2) intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids or feces at or onto the person.

(c) Whoever, while committed under section 253B.18, or admitted under the provision
of section 253B.10, subdivision 1, commits either of the following acts against an employee
or other individual who supervises and works directly with patients at a secure treatment
facility while the person is engaged in the performance of a duty imposed by law, policy,
or rule, is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two
years or to payment of a fine of not more than $4,000, or both:

(1) assaults the person and inflicts demonstrable bodily harm; or

(2) intentionally throws or otherwise transfers deleted text beginurine, blood, semen,deleted text endnew text begin bodily fluidsnew text end or feces
new text begin at or new text endonto the person.

(d) The court shall commit a person convicted of violating paragraph (b) to the custody
of the commissioner of corrections for not less than one year and one day. The court may
not, on its own motion or the prosecutor's motion, sentence a person without regard to this
paragraph. A person convicted and sentenced as required by this paragraph is not eligible
for probation, parole, discharge, work release, or supervised release, until that person has
served the full term of imprisonment as provided by law, notwithstanding the provisions of
sections 241.26, 242.19, 243.05, 244.04, 609.12, and 609.135.

(e) Notwithstanding the statutory maximum sentence provided in paragraph (b), when
a court sentences a person to the custody of the commissioner of corrections for a violation
of paragraph (b), the court shall provide that after the person has been released from prison,
the commissioner shall place the person on conditional release for five years. The terms of
conditional release are governed by sections 244.05 and 609.3455, subdivision 6, 7, or 8;
and Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.109.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2018, and applies to violations
committed on or after that date.
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