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1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/27/2014 08:28am

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; regulating certain animal research;proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 136A.

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

Section 1.

[136A.221] RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.

(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money or a facility that
provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or
cats for science, education, or research purposes and plans on euthanizing a dog or cat
for other than science, education, or research purposes must first offer the dog or cat
to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an
animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal
rescue organization to protect the facility. A facility that provides a dog or cat to a rescue
organization under this section is immune from any civil liability that otherwise might
result from its actions, provided that the facility is acting in good faith.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "animal rescue organization" means any
nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals in need and
finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals.

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