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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 169--S.F.No. 752
           An act relating to crimes; prohibiting assaulting a 
          peace officer; prescribing penalties; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 609.224; proposing 
          new law coded in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [609.2231] [ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE.] 
    Whoever assaults a peace officer when that officer is 
effecting a lawful arrest or executing any other duty imposed 
upon him by law and inflicts demonstrable bodily harm is guilty 
of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more 
than one year and a day or to payment of a fine of not more than 
$1,000, or both.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 609.224, is 
amended to read: 
    609.224 [ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH FIFTH DEGREE.] 
    Whoever does any of the following commits an assault and is 
guilty of a misdemeanor:  
    (1) Does an act with intent to cause fear in another of 
immediate bodily harm or death; or 
    (2) Intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily 
harm upon another.  
    Sec. 3.  [INSTRUCTIONS TO REVISOR.] 
    In the next edition of Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of 
statutes shall change any reference to "assault in the fourth 
degree" to read "assault in the fifth degree" if the reference 
is to section 609.224.  
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day after final enactment 
and apply to all crimes committed on or after that date. 
    Approved May 19, 1983