Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.581. Definitions

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Subdivision 1. Terms defined.  For purpose of sections 609.582 and 609.583 , the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Building.  “Building” means a structure suitable for affording shelter for human beings including any appurtenant or connected structure.

Subd. 3. Dwelling.  “Dwelling” means a building used as a permanent or temporary residence.

Subd. 4. Enters a building without consent.  “Enters a building without consent” means:

(a) to enter a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession;

(b) to enter a building by using artifice, trick, or misrepresentation to obtain consent to enter from the person in lawful possession;  or

(c) to remain within a building without the consent of the person in lawful possession.

Whoever enters a building while open to the general public does so with consent except when consent was expressly withdrawn before entry.

Subd. 5. Government building.  “Government building” means a building that is owned, leased, controlled, or operated by a governmental entity for a governmental purpose.

Subd. 6. Religious establishment.  “Religious establishment” means a building used for worship services by a religious organization and clearly identified as such by a posted sign or other means.

Subd. 7. School building.  “School building” means a public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, secondary school, or postsecondary school building.

Subd. 8. Historic property.  “Historic property” means any property identified as a historic site or historic place by sections 138.661 to 138.664 and clearly identified as such by a posted sign or other means.

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