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144.227 PENALTIES.
    Subdivision 1. False statements. A person who intentionally makes a false statement in a
certificate, vital record, or report required to be filed under sections 144.211 to 144.214 or 144.216
to 144.227, or in an application for an amendment thereof, or in an application for a certified vital
record or who supplies false information intending that the information be used in the preparation
of a report, vital record, certificate, or amendment thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Subd. 2. Fraud. A person who, without lawful authority and with the intent to deceive,
willfully and knowingly makes, counterfeits, alters, obtains, possesses, uses, or sells a certificate,
vital record, or report required to be filed under sections 144.211 to 144.227 or a certified
certificate, vital record, or report, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
    Subd. 3. Birth registration. A person who intentionally makes a false statement in a
registration required under section 144.215 or in an application for an amendment to such a
registration or who intentionally supplies false information intending that the information be used
in the preparation of a registration under section 144.215 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. This
offense shall be prosecuted by the county attorney.
History: 1978 c 699 s 16; 1994 c 631 s 1,2; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 15 s 30; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113