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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 492-S.F.No. 2564 
           An act relating to criminal sexual conduct; expanding 
          the definition of "sexual contact" in fifth degree 
          criminal sexual conduct; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1988, section 609.3451, subdivision 1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 609.3451, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CRIME DEFINED.] A person is guilty of 
criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree if the person 
engages in nonconsensual sexual contact.  For purposes of this 
section, "sexual contact" has the meaning given in section 
609.341, subdivision 11, paragraph (a), clauses (i) and (iv), 
but does not include the intentional touching of the clothing 
covering the immediate area of the buttocks.  "Sexual contact" 
also includes the intentional removal or attempted removal of 
clothing covering the complainant's intimate parts or 
undergarments, if the action is performed with sexual or 
aggressive intent. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective August 1, 1990, and applies to 
crimes committed on or after that date. 
    Presented to the governor April 24, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 24, 1990, 9:38 p.m.