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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 103-H.F.No. 239 
           An act relating to crime; clarifying the application 
          of felony penalties to the act of intentionally 
          disarming a peace officer; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1990, section 609.50, subdivision 2. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 609.50, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PENALTY.] A person convicted of violating 
subdivision 1 may be sentenced as follows: 
    (1) if the act was committed with knowledge that it created 
a risk of death, substantial bodily harm, or serious property 
damage, or if the act involved the intentional disarming of a 
peace officer by taking or attempting to take the officer's 
firearm from the officer's possession without the officer's 
consent, to imprisonment for not more than five years or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both; 
    (2) if the act was accompanied by force or violence or the 
threat thereof, to imprisonment for not more than one year or to 
payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both; or 
    (3) in other cases to imprisonment for not more than 90 
days or to payment of a fine of not more than $700, or both.  
     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective August 1, 1991, and applies to 
crimes committed on or after that date. 
    Presented to the governor May 14, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 17, 1991, 11:11 a.m.