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SF 2980

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2020 03:52pm

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 offense of assaulting a minor; establishing
the offense of assault in the third degree by strangulation; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 609.223, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.223, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Felony; new text beginminor new text endvictim deleted text beginunder fourdeleted text end.

Whoever assaults a new text beginminor new text endvictim deleted text beginunder the
age of four,
deleted text end and causes bodily harm to the deleted text beginchild'sdeleted text end head, eyes, or neck, or otherwise causes
multiple bruises to the body, is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment
for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or bothdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the victim is under the age of four; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the victim is at least four but less than 18 years of age and the actor is at least 18
years of age and more than 60 months older than the victim.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2020, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 609.223, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Assault by strangulation. new text end

new text begin Whoever assaults another by strangulation is guilty
of a felony 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. For purposes of this subdivision,
"strangulation" has the meaning given in section 609.2247, subdivision 1, paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2020, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end