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SF 960

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 02:54pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to animals; prohibiting the knowing euthanasia of pet or companion animals
with nonanesthetic gas at certain facilities; providing penalties; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 343.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [343.38] HUMANE EUTHANASIA IN ANIMAL SHELTERS; PET OR
COMPANION ANIMALS.
new text end

new text begin A person may not knowingly euthanize or authorize the euthanasia of any pet or
companion animal in a private or public animal shelter, humane society, society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals, animal control facility, or pound by the use of carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, or other nonanesthetic gas. A violation of this section is a
misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to acts
committed on or after that date.
new text end