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SF 2596

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/20/2019 03:14pm

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; increasing penalties for transferring certain firearms to
persons who are ineligible to possess firearms; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 624.7141.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 624.7141, is amended to read:


624.7141 TRANSFER TO INELIGIBLE PERSON.

Subdivision 1.

Transfer prohibited.

A person is guilty of a deleted text begingross misdemeanor whodeleted text endnew text begin
felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to two years and to payment of a fine
of not more than $10,000 if the person
new text end intentionally transfers a pistol or semiautomatic
military-style assault weapon to another deleted text beginifdeleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the person knows that the transferee:

(1) has been denied a permit to carry under section 624.714 because the transferee is
not eligible under section 624.713 to possess a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault
weapon;

(2) has been found ineligible to possess a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault
weapon by a chief of police or sheriff as a result of an application for a transferee permit
or a transfer report; or

(3) is disqualified under section 624.713 from possessing a pistol or semiautomatic
military-style assault weapon.

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginFelonydeleted text endnew text begin Aggravated offensenew text end.

A deleted text beginviolation of this section is a felonydeleted text endnew text begin person who
violates this section may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to five years and to payment
of a fine of not more than $20,000
new text end if the transferee possesses or uses the weapon within one
year after the transfer in furtherance of a felony crime of violence.

Subd. 3.

Subsequent eligibility.

This section is not applicable to a transfer to a person
who became eligible to possess a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon
under section 624.713 after the transfer occurred but before the transferee used or possessed
the weapon in furtherance of any crime.