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Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 95-H.F.No. 22 An act relating to crimes; prohibiting unauthorized access to computers; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 609.531, subdivision 1; and 609.87, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.531, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DEFINITIONS.] For the purpose of sections 609.531 to 609.5316, the following terms have the meanings given them. (a) "Conveyance device" means a device used for transportation and includes, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle, trailer, snowmobile, airplane, and vessel and any equipment attached to it. The term "conveyance device" does not include property which is, in fact, itself stolen or taken in violation of the law. (b) "Weapon used" means a weapon used in the furtherance of a crime and defined as a dangerous weapon under section 609.02, subdivision 6. (c) "Property" means property as defined in section 609.52, subdivision 1, clause (1). (d) "Contraband" means property which is illegal to possess under Minnesota law. (e) "Appropriate agency" means the bureau of criminal apprehension, the Minnesota state patrol, a county sheriff's department, or a city or airport police department. (f) "Designated offense" includes: (1) For weapons used: any violation of this chapter; (2) For all other purposes: a felony violation of, or a felony-level attempt or conspiracy to violate, section 609.185; 609.19; 609.195; 609.21; 609.221; 609.222; 609.223; 609.2231; 609.24; 609.245; 609.25; 609.255; 609.322, subdivision 1 or 2; 609.342, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (f); 609.343, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (f); 609.344, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.345, subdivision 1, clauses (a) to (e), and (h) to (j); 609.42; 609.425; 609.466; 609.485; 609.487; 609.52; 609.525; 609.53; 609.54; 609.551; 609.561; 609.562; 609.563; 609.582; 609.59; 609.595; 609.631; 609.671, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5; 609.687; 609.821; 609.825; 609.86; 609.88; 609.89;
or617.246; or a gross misdemeanor or felony violation of section 4. (g) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in section 152.01, subdivision 4. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.87, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [APPLICABILITY.] For purposes of sections 609.87 to 609.89, and section 4, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.87, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 11. [COMPUTER SECURITY SYSTEM.] "Computer security system" means a software program or computer device that: (1) is intended to protect the confidentiality and secrecy of data and information stored in or accessible through the computer system; and (2) displays a conspicuous warning to a user that the user is entering a secure system, or requires a person seeking access to knowingly respond by use of an authorized code to the program or device in order to gain access. Sec. 4. [609.891] [UNAUTHORIZED COMPUTER ACCESS.] Subdivision 1. [CRIME.] A person is guilty of unauthorized computer access if the person intentionally and without authority attempts to or does penetrate a computer security system. Subd. 2. [FELONY.] (a) A person who violates subdivision 1 in a manner that creates a grave risk of causing the death of a person is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years or to payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both. (b) A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent gross misdemeanor violation of subdivision 1 is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced under paragraph (a). Subd. 3. [GROSS MISDEMEANOR.] (a) A person who violates subdivision 1 in a manner that creates a risk to public health and safety is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. (b) A person who violates subdivision 1 in a manner that compromises the security of data that are protected under section 609.52, subdivision 2, clause (8), or are not public data as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 8a, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and may be sentenced under paragraph (a). (c) A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent misdemeanor violation of subdivision 1 within five years is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and may be sentenced under paragraph (a). Subd. 4. [MISDEMEANOR.] A person who violates subdivision 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not more than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not more than $700, or both. Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 4 are effective August 1, 1989, and apply to crimes committed on or after that date. Presented to the governor May 5, 1989 Signed by the governor May 9, 1989, 12:16 p.m.
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