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New Law: Targeted misdemeanor term clarified

Published (7/15/2011)
By Mike Cook
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Sponsored by Rep. Ernie Leidiger (R-Mayer) and Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), a new law reinstates the violation of a domestic abuse no contact order as a targeted misdemeanor. In its direction to the revisor’s office last year, the Legislature left out direction to include the new language in the statute recodification.

Under current law, peace officers must fingerprint those arrested for or convicted of a targeted misdemeanor. Those records are then forwarded to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The BCA requested the change.

The law takes effect Aug. 1, 2011.

HF921/ SF882*/CH79

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