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SF 3360

Conference Committee Report - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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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; attending animal fight.

A person who:

(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; deleted text beginor
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(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 (5) possesses any device or substance intended to enhance an animal's ability
to fight; or
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new text begin (6) purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to that activity
new text end

is guilty of a felony. deleted text beginA person who purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains
admission to that activity is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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