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SF 3360

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to animals; changing provisions prohibiting animal fights and possession
1.3of certain items; imposing penalties;amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section
1.4343.31, subdivision 1.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.6    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 343.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.7    Subdivision 1. Penalty for animal fighting; possessing animal fighting devices;
1.8attending animal fight. A person who (a) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of
1.9a felony:
1.10    (1) promotes, engages in, or is employed in the activity of cockfighting, dogfighting,
1.11or violent pitting of one domestic pet or companion animal as defined in section 346.35,
1.12subdivision 6, against another of the same or a different kind;
1.13    (2) receives money for the admission of a person to a place used, or about to be
1.14used, for that activity;
1.15    (3) willfully permits a person to enter or use for that activity premises of which the
1.16permitter is the owner, agent, or occupant; or
1.17    (4) uses, trains, or possesses a dog or other animal for the purpose of participating
1.18in, engaging in, or promoting that activity.
1.19    (b) Whoever possesses any device or substance with intent to use or permit the use
1.20of the same to enhance an animal's ability to fight is guilty of a felony. A person who
1.21     (c) Whoever purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to that the
1.22activity of cockfighting, dogfighting, or violent pitting of one pet or companion animal as
1.23defined in section 346.35, subdivision 6, against another of the same or a different kind is
1.24guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
2.1(d) This subdivision shall not apply to the taking of a wild animal by hunting.