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609.3241 PENALTY ASSESSMENT AUTHORIZED.
When a court sentences an adult convicted of violating section 609.322 or 609.324, while
acting other than as a prostitute, the court shall impose an assessment of not less than $250 and
not more than $500 for a violation of section 609.324, subdivision 2, or a misdemeanor violation
of section 609.324, subdivision 3; otherwise the court shall impose an assessment of not less than
$500 and not more than $1,000. The mandatory minimum portion of the assessment is to be used
for the purposes described in section 626.558, subdivision 2a, and is in addition to the surcharge
required by section 357.021, subdivision 6. Any portion of the assessment imposed in excess of
the mandatory minimum amount shall be forwarded to the general fund and is appropriated
annually to the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner, with the assistance of the
General Crime Victims Advisory Council, shall use money received under this section for grants
to agencies that provide assistance to individuals who have stopped or wish to stop engaging in
prostitution. Grant money may be used to provide these individuals with medical care, child care,
temporary housing, and educational expenses.
History: 1986 c 448 s 7; 1990 c 463 s 5; 1994 c 636 art 2 s 28; 1998 c 367 art 2 s 32;
art 8 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 10 s 2