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S.F. No. 201 - Careless Driving Resulting in Death
Author: Senator Al DeKruif
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
Date: March 21, 2012


This bill establishes a gross misdemeanor penalty for anyone who causes the death of another while driving carelessly.  The maximum sentence for a gross misdemeanor is imprisonment for one year and/or a $3,000 fine.

This section does not limit the state’s power to punish a person for criminal conduct under any other state law. This section is effective August 1, 2012, and applies to violations committed on or after that date.


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