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SF 2005

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 09:18am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to crime; providing for the crime of digital picture and recording
misrepresentation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
609.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [609.8915] DIGITAL PICTURE AND RECORDING
MISREPRESENTATION.
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new text begin (a) A person is guilty of digital picture and recording misrepresentation if the person
intentionally alters a digital picture or recording of another person or owned by another
person:
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new text begin (1) without obtaining the subject person's or owner's consent;
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new text begin (2) with the intent to cause a recipient of the altered digital picture or recording to
reasonably believe that the subject person or owner authorized or transmitted the digital
picture or recording by a means including, at a minimum, e-mail, text message, or posting
on the Internet; and
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new text begin (3) with the intent to harm, defraud, or maliciously misrepresent:
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new text begin (i) the subject person or owner; or
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new text begin (ii) an event presented, attended, or both, by the subject person or owner, or personal or
real property owned by the subject person or owner.
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new text begin (b) A person who violates paragraph (a) is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
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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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