language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to public safety; establishing crime of disarming a peace officer; providing criminal penalties;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.50, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
A person convicted of violating subdivision 1 may be sentenced as follows:
(1) if (i) the person knew or had reason to know that the act created a risk of death, substantial bodily harm, or serious property damage; or (ii) the act caused death, substantial bodily harm, or serious property damage; or (iii) 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, and is not otherwise covered by clause (1), 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 $1,000, or both.
Presented to the governor May 9, 2008
Signed by the governor May 13, 2008, 8:20 p.m.