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CHAPTER 133--H.F.No. 590

An act

relating to crime; prescribing criminal penalties for assaulting a transit operator;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.2231, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.2231, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Transit operators. new text end

new text begin (a) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if (1) the person assaults a transit operator, or intentionally throws or otherwise transfers bodily fluids onto a transit operator; and (2) the transit operator is acting in the course of the operator's duties and is operating a transit vehicle, aboard a transit vehicle, or otherwise responsible for a transit vehicle. A person convicted under this paragraph may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, "transit operator" means a driver or operator of a transit vehicle that is used to provide any of the following services: new text end

new text begin (1) public transit, as defined in section 174.22, subdivision 7; new text end

new text begin (2) light rail transit service; new text end

new text begin (3) special transportation service under section 473.386, whether provided by the Metropolitan Council or by other providers under contract with the council; or new text end

new text begin (4) commuter rail service. new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Section 1 is effective August 1, 2013, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date. new text end

Presented to the governor May 22, 2013

Signed by the governor May 24, 2013, 2:36 p.m.

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