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HF 3132

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to animals; changing provisions prohibiting animal fights and possession
of certain items; imposing penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
343.31, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 343.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Penalty for animal fighting;new text begin possessing animal fighting devices;new text end
attending animal fight.

deleted text beginA person whodeleted text end new text begin(a) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of
a felony
new text end:

(1) promotes, engages in, or is employed in the activity of cockfighting, dogfighting,
or violent pitting of one deleted text begindomesticdeleted text end animal against another of the same or a different kind;

(2) receives money for the admission of a person to a place used, or about to be
used, for that activity;

(3) willfully permits a person to enter or use for that activity premises of which the
permitter is the owner, agent, or occupant; or

(4) uses, trains, or possesses a dog or other animal for the purpose of participating
in, engaging in, or promoting that activitynew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) Whoever possesses any device or substance with intent to use or permit the use
of the same to enhance an animal's ability to fight
new text endis guilty of a felony. deleted text beginA person whodeleted text end

new text begin(c) Whoevernew text end purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text beginthenew text end
activity new text beginof cockfighting, dogfighting, or violent pitting of one animal against another of the
same or a different kind
new text end is guilty of anew text begin grossnew text end misdemeanor.