Subdivision 1. Penalty.
(a) A person who violates any provision of sections
for which another penalty is not provided is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) A person who violates any provision of sections
for which another
penalty is not provided is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the violation occurs within five years
after a previous conviction under any provision of sections
(c) A person who in any manner hinders or interferes with a seizing authority when a seizure
is made as provided by section
, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Subd. 2. Other action.
This section does not preclude civil or criminal actions under other
applicable law or preclude any agency of government from investigating or prosecuting violations
of the provisions of sections
, and chapter 297E. County attorneys and the
attorney general have joint responsibility for prosecuting violations of sections
and chapter 297E, and the attorney general may prosecute any violation of those sections. If
the county attorney fails to initiate the prosecution within 30 days, the attorney general may
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1990 c 590 art 2 s 18
Subd. 3a. Aggregation.
When the value of prizes or pull-tabs received within a six-month
period is aggregated under this section and two or more offenses were committed by the same
person in two or more counties, the accused may be prosecuted in any county in which one of the
offenses was committed for all of the offenses aggregated under this section.
Subd. 4. Sales after revocation.
A person selling pull-tabs or tipboards after the person's
license or permit has been revoked is guilty of a felony.
History: 1976 c 261 s 12; 1984 c 502 art 12 s 20; 1988 c 719 art 9 s 16-18; 1989 c 334
art 2 s 47,48; 1990 c 590 art 2 s 11,12; 1990 c 594 art 1 s 70; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1994 c 633
art 2 s 19; art 3 s 3