language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 20-H.F.No. 27 An act relating to crimes; expanding the definition of "substantial bodily harm" in the crime of second degree assault of an unborn child to include premature birth; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.2671. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.2671, is amended to read: 609.2671 [ASSAULT OF AN UNBORN CHILD IN THE SECOND DEGREE.] Whoever assaults a pregnant woman and inflicts substantial bodily harm on an unborn child who is subsequently born alive may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. As used in this section, "substantial bodily harm" includes the birth of the unborn child prior to 37 weeks gestation if the child weighs 2,500 grams or less at the time of birth. "Substantial bodily harm" does not include the inducement of the unborn child's birth when done for bona fide medical purposes. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective August 1, 1989, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date. Presented to the governor April 3, 1989 Signed by the governor April 4, 1989, 2:02 p.m.