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HF 4288

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 01:06pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to animals; requiring notice of an estray; specifying civil liabilities;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 346.


Section 1.

new text begin [346.021] FINDER TO GIVE NOTICE; PENALTY.
new text end

new text begin A person who finds an estray and knows who owns the estray must: (1) notify the estray's
owner within seven days after finding the estray; and (2) request that the owner pay all
reasonable charges and take the estray away. A finder who does not know who owns an
estray must: (1) within ten days, file a notice with the town or city clerk; and (2) post a
physical or online notice of the finding of the estray. The notice must briefly describe the
estray or provide a photograph of the estray, provide the residence or contact information
of the finder, and provide the approximate location and time when the finder found the
estray. For the failure to give the notice required by this section, the finder is liable to the
owner of the estray in double the amount of damages sustained by the owner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2024.
new text end