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SF 112

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; prohibiting body piercing services for a person under the
age of 18 without parental consent; prescribing a criminal penalty; providing
public and private remedies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 325F.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325F.814] BODY PIERCING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin No person may provide body piercing services for a
person under the age of 18 without the written consent of a parent or legal guardian. The
provider of the services must witness the execution and dating of the consent by the
parent or legal guardian.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "body piercing" means the
perforation of any human body part other than an earlobe for the purpose of inserting
jewelry or other decoration or for some other nonmedical purpose.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Penalties. new text end

new text begin (a) A person who violates subdivision 1 is guilty of a
misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (b) The public and private remedies in section 8.31 apply to violations of this section.
new text end