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S.F. No. 2011 - Worker Safety and Energy Security Act (First Engrossment)
 
Author: Senator Paul J. Utke
 
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
 
Date: March 18, 2019



 

Section 1 titles the act.

Section 2 amends Minnesota Statutes, section 609.594 (Damage to Property of Critical Public Service Facilities, Utilities, and Pipelines).   Adds a new felony (statutory maximum of seven years/$20,000 fine) for a person who alters the equipment or physical operations of a pipeline with intent to disrupt services and without consent.  Exempts employers of employees who detain a person violating this section from criminal and civil liability.  Authorizes restitution.

Section 3 amends section 609.6055 (Trespass on Critical Public Service Facility; Utility; or Pipeline).  Provides that a person who enters the site or worksite of a critical public service facility, utility, or pipeline with the intent to disrupt the operation or provision of services is guilty of a five-year felony.  Exempts employers of employees who detain a person violating this section from criminal and civil liability.  Authorizes restitution.

The bill is effective the day following final enactment and applies to violations committed on or after that date.

 
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