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SF 393

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 04:31pm

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; expanding the crime of forgery; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 609.63, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.63, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Crime defined; intent to defraud.

Whoever, with intent to injure or
defraud, does any of the following is guilty of forgery and may be sentenced to imprisonment
for not more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both:

(1) uses a false writing, knowing it to be false, for the purpose of identification or
recommendation; or

(2) without consent, places, or possesses with intent to place, upon any merchandise an
identifying label or stamp which is or purports to be that of another craftsperson, tradesperson,
packer, or manufacturer, or disposes or possesses with intent to dispose of any merchandise
so labeled or stamped; or

(3) falsely makes or alters a membership card purporting to be that of a fraternal, business,
professional, or other association, or of any labor union, or possesses any such card knowing
it to have been thus falsely made or altered; or

(4) falsely makes or alters a writing, or possesses a falsely made or altered writing,
evidencing a right to transportation on a common carrier; or

(5) destroys, mutilates, or by alteration, false entry or omission, falsifies any record,
account, or other document relating to a private business; or

(6) without authority of law, destroys, mutilates, or by alteration, false entry, or omission,
falsifies any record, account, or other document relating to a person, corporation, or business,
or filed in the office of, or deposited with, any public office or officer; or

(7) destroys a writing or object to prevent it from being produced at a trial, hearing, or
other proceeding authorized by lawdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (8) places, or possesses with intent to place, upon any merchandise or supplies a label
or stamp that falsely represents that the merchandise or supplies have been tested, certified,
or listed by a testing agency or laboratory or comply with applicable state or municipal
building codes or fire safety codes.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
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