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604.12 RESTRICTIONS ON DENYING ACCESS TO PLACES OF PUBLIC
ACCOMMODATION; CIVIL ACTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. As used in this section:
(1) "place of public accommodation" has the meaning given in section 363A.03, subdivision
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, but excludes recreational trails;
(2) "criminal gang" has the meaning given in section 609.229, subdivision 1; and
(3) "obscene" has the meaning given in section 617.241, subdivision 1.
    Subd. 2. Prohibition. (a) A place of public accommodation may not restrict access,
admission, or usage to a person solely because the person operates a motorcycle or is wearing
clothing that displays the name of an organization or association.
(b) This subdivision does not prohibit the restriction of access, admission, or usage to a
person because:
(1) the person's conduct poses a risk to the health or safety of another or to the property of
another; or
(2) the clothing worn by the person is obscene or includes the name or symbol of a criminal
gang.
    Subd. 3. Civil cause of action. A person injured by a violation of subdivision 2 may bring an
action for actual damages, punitive damages under sections 549.191 and 549.20 in an amount not
to exceed $500, injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney fees in an amount not to exceed $500.
    Subd. 4. Violation not a crime. Notwithstanding section 645.241, a violation of subdivision
2 is not a crime.
History: 1998 c 367 art 11 s 18

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