Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.5631. Arson in the fourth degree

Subdivision 1. Definitions.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

(b) “Multiple unit residential building” means a building containing two or more apartments.

(c) “Public building” means a building such as a hotel, hospital, motel, dormitory, sanitarium, nursing home, theater, stadium, gymnasium, amusement park building, school or other building used for educational purposes, museum, restaurant, bar, correctional institution, place of worship, or other building of public assembly.

Subd. 2. Crime described.  Whoever intentionally by means of fire or explosives sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned any personal property in a multiple unit residential building or public building and arson in the first, second, or third degree was not committed is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.


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