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HF 614

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/10/2021 12:40pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/01/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; setting the maximum term of incarceration for a gross
misdemeanor at 364 days; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.03;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 609.03, is amended to read:


609.03 PUNISHMENT WHEN NOT OTHERWISE FIXED.

If a person is convicted of a crime for which no punishment is otherwise provided the
person may be sentenced as follows:

(1) If the crime is a felony, to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment
of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both; or

(2) If the crime is a gross misdemeanor, to imprisonment for not more than deleted text beginone yeardeleted text endnew text begin
364 days
new text end or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both; or

(3) If the crime is a misdemeanor, to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to
payment of a fine of not more than $1,000, or both; or

(4) If the crime is other than a misdemeanor and a fine is imposed but the amount is not
specified, to payment of a fine of not more than $1,000, or to imprisonment for a specified
term of not more than six months if the fine is not paid.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to offenders receiving a gross misdemeanor sentence before, on, or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [609.0342] MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS.
new text end

new text begin Any law of this state that provides for a maximum sentence of imprisonment of one year
or is defined as a gross misdemeanor shall be deemed to provide for a maximum fine of
$3,000 and a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 364 days.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to offenders receiving a gross misdemeanor sentence before, on, or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall substitute "364 days" for "one year"
consistent with the change in this act. The revisor shall also make other technical changes
resulting from the change of term to the statutory language if necessary to preserve the
meaning of the text.
new text end