1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
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:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 343.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
new text beginnew text endA person
(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 beginnew text endA person whonew text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text end purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to that activitynew text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text endis guilty of a misdemeanor.
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