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CHAPTER 155-S.F.No. 1552 An act relating to crimes; defining the level of negligence required for the crime of causing negligent fires; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.576, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 609.576, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [NEGLIGENT FIRE RESULTING IN INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.] Whoever is
culpablygrossly negligent in causing a fire to burn or get out of control thereby causing damage or injury to another, and as a result thereof: (a) a human being is injured and great bodily harm incurred, is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced to imprisonment of not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both; or (b) property of another is injured, thereby, is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced as follows: (1) to imprisonment for not more than 90 days or to payment of a fine of not more than $700, or both, if the value of the property damage is under $300; (2) to imprisonment for not more than one year, or to payment of a fine of $3,000, or both, if the value of the property damaged is at least $300 but is less than $2,500; (3) to imprisonment for not more than three years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both, if the value of the property damaged is $2,500 or more. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective August 1, 2001, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date. Presented to the governor May 17, 2001 Signed by the governor May 21, 2001, 10:53 a.m.