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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                         CHAPTER 12--S.F.No. 121
           An act relating to crimes; prohibiting criminal 
          operation of a vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1982, section 609.21. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 609.21, is 
amended to read: 
    609.21 [CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE RESULTING IN DEATH VEHICULAR 
OPERATION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [RESULTING IN DEATH.] Whoever operates, as 
a result of operating a vehicle as defined in section 169.01, 
subdivision 2, or an aircraft or watercraft, in a grossly 
negligent manner and thereby, or in a negligent manner while 
under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance as 
defined in section 169.121, subdivision 1, causes the death of a 
human being not constituting murder or manslaughter is guilty of 
criminal negligence in the operation of a vehicle vehicular 
operation resulting in death and may be sentenced to 
imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a 
fine of not more than $5,000, or both.  
    Subd. 2.  [RESULTING IN INJURY.] Whoever, as a result of 
operating a vehicle defined in section 169.01, subdivision 2, or 
an aircraft or watercraft, in a grossly negligent manner, or in 
a negligent manner while under the influence of alcohol or a 
controlled substance as defined in section 169.121, subdivision 
1, causes great bodily harm to another, as defined in section 
609.02, subdivision 8, not constituting attempted murder or 
assault is guilty of criminal vehicular operation resulting in 
injury and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 
three years or the payment of a fine of not more than $3,000 or 
both.  
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective July 1, 1983, and applies to all 
acts committed on or after that date. 
    Approved March 23, 1983