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609.581 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Terms defined. For purpose of sections 609.582 and 609.583 the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Building. "Building" means a structure suitable for affording shelter for human beings including any appurtenant or connected structure.

Subd. 3. Dwelling. "Dwelling" means a building used as a permanent or temporary residence.

Subd. 4. Enters a building without consent. "Enters a building without consent" means:

(a) to enter a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession;

(b) to enter a building by using artifice, trick, or misrepresentation to obtain consent to enter from the person in lawful possession; or

(c) to remain within a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession.

Whoever enters a building while open to the general public does so with consent except when consent was expressly withdrawn before entry.

HIST: 1983 c 321 s 1

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