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S.F. No. 3919 - Clarifying Sentencing With Prior Sex Offense Convictions; Dangerous Sex Offenders
 
Author: Senator Jerry Relph
 
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
 
Date: March 6, 2020



 

Section 1 clarifies criteria determining a “prior sex offense conviction” for the purposes of sentencing Dangerous Sex Offenders under Minnesota Statutes, section 609.3455.  A conviction is considered a “second or subsequent sex offense conviction” if the offender is convicted of more than one sex offense and the convictions involve separate behavioral incidents, regardless of whether they were accepted, recorded, or sentenced on the same day.

Section 2 includes convictions for attempted criminal sexual conduct as prior sex offense convictions for the purpose of determining whether lifetime conditional release is to be ordered.

The bill is effective August 1, 2020, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

 
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