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                            CHAPTER 207-H.F.No. 1289 
                  An act relating to crime prevention; increasing the 
                  criminal penalty for providing alcoholic beverages to 
                  underage persons under certain circumstances; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.701, subdivision 
                  1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 340A.701, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [UNLAWFUL ACTS.] It is a felony: 
           (1) to manufacture alcoholic beverages in violation of this 
        chapter; 
           (2) to transport or import alcoholic beverages into the 
        state in violation of this chapter for purposes of resale; or 
           (3) to sell or give away for beverage purposes poisonous 
        alcohol, methyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, denaturing material, 
        or any other alcoholic substance capable of causing serious 
        physical or mental injuries to a person consuming it; or 
           (4) for a person other than a licensed retailer of 
        alcoholic beverages, a bottle club permit holder, a municipal 
        liquor store, or an employee or agent of any of these who is 
        acting within the scope of employment, to violate the provisions 
        of section 340A.503, subdivision 2, clause (1), by selling, 
        bartering, furnishing, or giving alcoholic beverages to a person 
        under 21 years of age if the underage purchaser of the alcoholic 
        beverage that person becomes intoxicated and causes or suffers 
        death or great bodily harm as a result of the intoxication. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective August 1, 1999, and applies to 
        crimes committed on or after that date. 
           Presented to the governor May 21, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 1999, 9:41 a.m.