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HF 451

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/28/2021 02:19pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 01/28/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to crime; including scrap vehicle operators in crime of receiving stolen
property; increasing the penalty for certain scrap metal violations; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.526.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.526, is amended to read:


609.526 PRECIOUS METAL AND SCRAP METAL DEALERS; RECEIVING
STOLEN PROPERTY.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings
given:

(1) "precious metal dealer" has the meaning given in section 325F.731, subdivision 2;
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(2) "scrap metal dealer" has the meaning given in section 325E.21, subdivision 1deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
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new text begin (3) "scrap vehicle operator" has the meaning given in section 168A.1501, subdivision
1.
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Subd. 2.

Crime described.

Any precious metal dealer deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end scrap metal dealernew text begin, or scrap
vehicle operator
new text end or any person employed by a dealernew text begin or operatornew text end, who receives, possesses,
transfers, buys, or conceals any stolen property or property obtained by robbery, knowing
or having reason to know the property was stolen or obtained by robbery, may be sentenced
as follows:

(1) if the value of the property received, bought, or concealed is $1,000 or more, to
imprisonment for not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $50,000,
or both;

(2) if the value of the property received, bought, or concealed is less than $1,000 but
more than deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $100new text end, to imprisonment for not more than three years or to payment of a
fine of not more than $25,000, or both;

(3) if the value of the property received, bought, or concealed is deleted text begin$500deleted text endnew text begin $100new text end or less, to
imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not more than $1,000,
or both.

Any person convicted of violating this section a second or subsequent time within a
period of one year may be sentenced as provided in clause (1).