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HF 901

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 04:23pm

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; adding violations of domestic abuse no contact orders to
the list of conduct that can be admitted into evidence;amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 634.20.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 634.20, is amended to read:


634.20 EVIDENCE OF CONDUCT.

Evidence of domestic conduct by the accused against the victim of domestic conduct,
or against other family or household members, is admissible unless the probative value is
substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issue, or
misleading the jury, or by considerations of undue delay, waste of time, or needless
presentation of cumulative evidence. "Domestic conduct" includes, but is not limited to,
evidence of domestic abuse, violation of an order for protection under section 518B.01;
violation of a harassment restraining order under section 609.748; new text beginviolation of a domestic
abuse no contact order under section 629.75;
new text endor violation of section 609.749 or 609.79,
subdivision 1
. "Domestic abuse" and "family or household members" have the meanings
given under section 518B.01, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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