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Old 06-20-2014, 06:29 PM
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604.12 RESTRICTIONS ON DENYING ACCESS TO PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION; CIVIL ACTIONS.
Subdivision 1.Definitions.

As used in this section:

(1) "place of public accommodation" has the meaning given in section 363A.03, subdivision 34, but excludes recreational trails;

(2) "criminal gang" has the meaning given in section 609.229, subdivision 1; and

(3) "obscene" has the meaning given in section 617.241, subdivision 1.
Subd. 2.Prohibition.

(a) A place of public accommodation may not restrict access, admission, or usage to a person solely because the person operates a motorcycle or is wearing clothing that displays the name of an organization or association.

(b) This subdivision does not prohibit the restriction of access, admission, or usage to a person because:

(1) the person's conduct poses a risk to the health or safety of another or to the property of another; or

(2) the clothing worn by the person is obscene or includes the name or symbol of a criminal gang.
Subd. 3.Civil cause of action.

A person injured by a violation of subdivision 2 may bring an action for actual damages, punitive damages under sections 549.191 and 549.20 in an amount not to exceed $500, injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney fees in an amount not to exceed $500.
Subd. 4.Violation not a crime.

Notwithstanding section 645.241, a violation of subdivision 2 is not a crime.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:34 PM
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So who are you going to sue and will the ACLU foot your tab?
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:50 PM
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Interesting.

So this is saying that places can't prevent MC's from entering if they are wearing their colors.

I wonder how that bill got passed? I imagine this will also play through in places that restrict people from wearing baseball hats as well (Nightclubs, etc)..
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