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Laws of Minnesota 1989, Chapter 290 (HF59)

Omnibus crime package

An act relating to crime; authorizing bonding for capital improvements; increasing penalties for controlled substance offenses; increasing penalties for murder and criminal sexual conduct; permitting courts to sentence dangerous offenders and career criminals to longer periods of incarceration; denying release to certain heinous murderers; increasing minimum parole eligibility date for persons serving a life sentence for first degree murder; increasing statutory maximum sentences for the crimes of failure to report an accident, failure to use a drug stamp, possessing explosives, restraint of trade, manslaughter in the second degree, criminal vehicular operation, assault, child abuse, parental kidnapping, manslaughter of an unborn child, assault of an unborn child, criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, perjury, fleeing a peace officer, negligently causing a fire, and bribery; making it a crime for a repeat DWI violator to refuse a breath test; permitting courts to sentence dangerous or patterned sex offenders to longer periods of incarceration and supervision; imposing a mandatory sentence for third criminal sexual conduct conviction; extending the statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct; providing for sex offender treatment programs; creating a permissible inference that occupants of a room and drivers of automobiles knowingly possess controlled substances found there; lowering threshold for forfeiture of vehicles and real estate in connection with a controlled substance offense; requiring courts to order forfeiture of property subject to forfeiture; imposing a gross misdemeanor penalty for selling tobacco to a minor; establishing an office of drug policy in the department of public safety; requiring testing for and reporting of prenatal exposure to controlled substances; providing for coordination of drug programs; providing for the admissibility of DNA evidence; providing access to certain data; expanding the theft statute to include unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; authorizing a community resources program; authorizing establishing multidisciplinary chemical abuse prevention teams; appropriating money.

Resources for 1989