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S.F. No. 2596 - Transfer to Ineligible Person, Penalty Increase (as amended by SCS2596A-1)
Author: Senator Paul T. Anderson
Prepared By: Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)
Date: March 6, 2020


S.F. No. 2596 increases the criminal penalty for intentionally transferring a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon to a person known to be ineligible to possess from a gross misdemeanor to a felony (statutory maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and/or $4,000 fine). Also specifies the statutory maximum penalty for the current enhanced offense (see subdivision 2).  This is not a substantive change (Minnesota Statutes, section 609.03, provides that felonies without specified penalties have five year/$10,000 fine statutory maximum sentences).

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