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                            CHAPTER 431-H.F.No. 2830 
                  An act relating to crime prevention; enhancing the 
                  penalties for pimps of juvenile prostitutes; requiring 
                  a study by the commissioner of public safety and the 
                  executive director of the POST board on training peace 
                  officers to combat juvenile prostitution; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.322, subdivision 
                  1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [JUVENILE PROSTITUTION LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING 
        STUDY.] 
           The commissioner of public safety and executive director of 
        the peace officer standards and training board will study and 
        make recommendations on training for peace officers to combat 
        juvenile prostitution.  The commissioner and executive director 
        shall study ways to train peace officers in policies and 
        procedures aimed at combating juvenile prostitution, including a 
        means to provide peace officers with the knowledge and skills to 
        recognize individuals who sexually exploit youth, techniques 
        that can be used to increase charging and prosecution of 
        individuals who promote and solicit prostitution, and procedures 
        for effectively communicating with the victims of juvenile 
        prostitution. 
           By September 15, 2000, the commissioner and executive 
        director shall report to the legislature on its recommendations. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 609.322, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [INDIVIDUALS UNDER AGE 16 18.] Whoever, 
        while acting other than as a prostitute or patron, intentionally 
        does any of the following may be sentenced to imprisonment for 
        not more than 20 years or to payment of a fine of not more than 
        $40,000, or both: 
           (1) solicits or induces an individual under the age of 16 
        18 years to practice prostitution; 
           (2) promotes the prostitution of an individual under the 
        age of 16 18 years; or 
           (3) receives profit, knowing or having reason to know that 
        it is derived from the prostitution, or the promotion of the 
        prostitution, of an individual under the age of 16 18 years. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective July 1, 2000.  Section 2 is 
        effective August 1, 2000, and applies to crimes committed on or 
        after that date. 
           Presented to the governor April 17, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 20, 2000, 10:22 a.m.