This is currently working its way through the Minnesota legislature with strong support from ABATE of Minnesota. -- Mack
H.F. No. 68, as introduced - 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012) Posted on Jan 13, 2011
1.1A bill for an act
relating to crimes; providing that careless driving resulting in death is a gross 1.3
misdemeanor;amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.13, by adding a 1.4
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:1.6
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.13, is amended by adding a 1.7
subdivision to read:1.8 Subd. 2a. Careless driving resulting in death. (a) A person who drives, operates, 1.9or halts a vehicle, anywhere in this state, carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights 1.10of others or in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person, 1.11including any driver or passenger of a vehicle or other person, that results in the death of a 1.12person, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.1.13(b) Nothing in this subdivision or section 609.035 limits the power of the state to 1.14punish a person for conduct that constitutes a crime under any other law of this state.1.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2012, and applies to 1.16violations committed on or after that date.