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S.F. No. 3574 - Possession of Pistols by Gang Members (as amended by SCS3574A-1)
Author: Senator Dan D. Hall
Prepared By: Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)
Date: March 6, 2020


S.F. No. 3574 amends the permit to carry law to make it a felony (statutory maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine) for a member of a criminal gang to possess a pistol in public. A criminal gang is defined via cross-reference to mean any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, that:

  1. has, as one of its primary activities, the commission of a violent crime (defined via cross-reference);
  2. has a common name or common identifying sign or symbol; and
  3. includes members who individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal activity.
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