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HF 946

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/16/2013 02:11pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/25/2013
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/21/2013

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing immunity for underage possession or
consumption of alcohol for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for another;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.503, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.503, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Prosecution; immunity. new text end

new text begin (a) A person is not subject to prosecution under
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), or subdivision 3, if the person contacts a 911
operator to report that the person or another person is in need of medical assistance for an
immediate health or safety concern, provided that the person who initiates contact is the
first person to make such a report, provides a name and contact information, remains on
the scene until assistance arrives, and cooperates with the authorities at the scene.
new text end

new text begin (b) The person who receives medical assistance shall also be immune from
prosecution under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Paragraph (a) also applies to one or two persons acting in concert with the person
initiating contact provided that all the requirements of paragraph (a) are met.
new text end