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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 421-H.F.No. 1445
           An act relating to crimes; defining aggravated 
          criminal damage to property; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1982, section 609.595, subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 609.595, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.] 
Whoever intentionally causes damage to physical property of 
another without the latter's consent 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, if:  
    (1) The damage to the property caused a reasonably 
foreseeable risk of bodily harm; or 
    (2) The property damaged belongs to a public utility or a 
common carrier and the damage impairs the service to the public 
rendered by them; or 
    (3) The damage reduces the value of the property by more 
than $300 measured by the cost of repair or and replacement, 
whichever is less.  
    In any prosecution under clause (3), the value of any 
property damaged by the defendant in violation of that clause 
within any six month period may be aggregated and the defendant 
charged accordingly in applying the provisions of this section; 
provided that when two or more offenses are committed by the 
same person in two or more counties, the accused may be 
prosecuted in any county in which one of the offenses was 
committed for all of the offenses aggregated under this 
paragraph.  
     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective August 1, 1984 and applies to all 
crimes committed on or after that date. 
    Approved April 22, 1984