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SF 3360

1st Engrossment - 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; prohibiting the possession of certain items related to animal
fighting; imposing criminal 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.

new text begin(a) new text endA 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; or

(4) uses, trains, or possesses a dog or other animal for the purpose of participating
in, engaging in, or promoting that activity is guilty of a felony.

new text begin (b) new text endA person whonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to that activitynew text begin; ornew text end

new text begin (2) possesses any device or substance intended to enhance an animal's ability to
fight
new text endis guilty of a misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end