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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 378-S.F.No. 1914 
           An act relating to crimes; providing that violations 
          involving theft of services may be aggregated for 
          purposes of criminal prosecution; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1984, section 609.52, subdivision 3. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 609.52, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [SENTENCE.] Whoever commits theft may be 
sentenced as follows: 
    (1) To imprisonment for not more than ten years or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both, if the 
value of the property or services stolen exceeds $2,500, or if 
the property stolen was a controlled substance listed in 
schedule 1 or 2 pursuant to section 152.02 with the exception of 
marijuana; or 
    (2) To imprisonment for not more than five years or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, if the 
value of the property or services stolen is more than $250 but 
not more than $2,500, or if the property stolen was a controlled 
substance listed in schedule 3, 4, or 5 pursuant to section 
152.02; or 
    (3) To imprisonment for not more than five years or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, 
notwithstanding the value of the property or services stolen is 
not more than $250, if any of the following circumstances exist: 
    (a) The property is taken from the person of another or 
from a corpse, or grave or coffin containing a corpse; or 
    (b) The property is a record of a court or officer, or a 
writing, instrument or record kept, filed or deposited according 
to law with or in the keeping of any public officer or office; 
or 
    (c) The property is taken from a burning building or upon 
its removal therefrom, or from an area of destruction caused by 
civil disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle; or 
    (d) The property consists of public funds belonging to the 
state or to any political subdivision or agency thereof; or 
    (e) The property is a firearm; or 
    (4) To imprisonment for not more than ten years or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both, if the 
property stolen is an article representing a trade secret; or if 
the property stolen is an explosive or an incendiary device; or 
    (5) In all other cases where the value of the property or 
services stolen is $250 or less, to imprisonment for not more 
than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not more than $700, or 
both, provided, however, in any prosecution under clause (1), 
clause (2), clause (3), clause (4), and clause (13) of 
subdivision 2 the value of the money or property or services 
received by the defendant in violation of any one or more of the 
above provisions within any six month period may be aggregated 
and the defendant charged accordingly in applying the provisions 
of this subdivision; 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. 
    Approved March 19, 1986