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609.5631 ARSON IN THE FOURTH DEGREE.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
(b) "Multiple unit residential building" means a building containing two or more apartments.
(c) "Public building" means a building such as a hotel, hospital, motel, dormitory, sanitarium,
nursing home, theater, stadium, gymnasium, amusement park building, school or other building
used for educational purposes, museum, restaurant, bar, correctional institution, place of worship,
or other building of public assembly.
    Subd. 2. Crime described. Whoever intentionally by means of fire or explosives sets fire
to or burns or causes to be burned any personal property in a multiple unit residential building
or public building and arson in the first, second, or third degree was not committed is guilty of
a gross misdemeanor and 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.
History: 1998 c 367 art 2 s 19; 1999 c 176 s 2