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HF 229

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 05:06pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing additional fencing requirements for farmed
Cervidae; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 35.155, subdivision 4, by
adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 35.155, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Fencingnew text begin; general requirementsnew text end.

Farmed Cervidae must be confined in a
manner designed to prevent escape. new text beginExcept as provided in subdivision 4a, new text endall perimeter
fences for farmed Cervidae must be at least 96 inches in height deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin. Perimeter fences mustnew text end
be constructed and maintained in a way that prevents the escape of farmed Cervidae deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end
entry into the premises by free-roaming Cervidaenew text begin, or physical contact between farmed
Cervidae and free-roaming Cervidae
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 35.155, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Fencing; commercial herds. new text end

new text begin In addition to the requirements in subdivision
4, commercially farmed Cervidae must be confined by two or more perimeter fences, with
each perimeter fence at least 120 inches in height.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective September 1, 2019.
new text end