language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to crime; extending the felony of fraudulent or other improper financing statements to include retaliation against a police officer, chief of police, or official or employee of the Department of Corrections or local correctional agency for performing official duties;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 609.7475, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(b) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both, if the person:
(1) commits the offense with intent to influence or otherwise tamper with a juror or a judicial proceeding or with intent to retaliate against:
(i) a judicial officer, as defined in section 609.415;
(ii) a prosecutor, defense attorney, or officer of the court, because of that person's performance of official duties in connection with a judicial proceeding;
(iii) a sheriff or deputy sheriff because of that person's performance of official duties in connection with a sheriff's sale of real property; or
(iv) a county recorder because of that person's performance of official duties in connection with the filing of liens placed on real property; or
(2) commits the offense after having been previously convicted of a violation of this section.
Presented to the governor May 17, 2014
Signed by the governor May 21, 2014, 10:24 a.m.