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CHAPTER 32--H.F.No. 361

An act

relating to crime; modifying crime of fleeing a peace officer;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.487, subdivision 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.487, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Fleeing officer; death; bodily injury.

Whoever flees or attempts to flee by means of a motor vehicle a peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty, and the perpetrator knows or should reasonably know the same to be a peace officer, and who in the course of fleeing in a motor vehicle or subsequently by other means causes the death of a human being not constituting murder or manslaughter or any bodily injury to any person other than the perpetrator may be sentenced to imprisonment as follows:

(a) if the course of fleeing results in death, to imprisonment for not more than 40 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $80,000, or both; or

(b) if the course of fleeing results in great bodily harm, to imprisonment for not more than seven years or to payment of a fine of not more than $14,000, or both; or

(c) if the course of fleeing results in substantial bodily harm, to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective August 1, 2011, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Presented to the governor May 17, 2011

Signed by the governor May 20, 2011, 12:32 p.m.