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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 185-S.F.No. 448 
           An act relating to crimes; providing penalty for 
          assault of firefighters or emergency medical services 
          personnel; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 
          609.2231. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 609.2231, is 
amended to read:  
    609.2231 [ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PEACE OFFICERS.] Whoever assaults a peace 
officer licensed under section 626.845, subdivision 1, 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 $3,000, or both. 
    Subd. 2.  [FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL 
PERSONNEL.] Whoever assaults a member of a municipal or 
volunteer fire department or emergency medical services 
personnel unit in the performance of his or her duties, or 
assaults an employee of the department of natural resources who 
is engaged in forest fire activities, and inflicts demonstrable 
bodily harm is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective August 1, 1985, and applies to 
crimes committed on or after that date. 
    Approved May 21, 1985