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SF 3360

2nd 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; increasing the penalty for attending an animal fighting event;
changing provisions prohibiting animal fights; 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.

deleted text beginA person whodeleted text end
new text begin (a) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a felonynew text end:

(1) promotes, engages in, or is employed in the activity of cockfighting, dogfighting,
or violent pitting of one deleted text begindomesticdeleted text end new text beginpet or companionnew text end animal new text beginas defined in section 346.36,
subdivision 6,
new text end 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 activitynew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin is guilty of a felony. A person who
deleted text end

new text begin(b) Whoevernew text end purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text beginthenew text end
activity new text beginof cockfighting, dogfighting, or violent pitting of one pet or companion animal as
defined in section 346.36, subdivision 6, against another of the same or a different kind
new text end is
guilty of anew text begin grossnew text end misdemeanor.

new text begin (c) This subdivision shall not apply to the taking of a wild animal by hunting.
new text end

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