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SF 3028

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to pet animals; requiring a notice for retail sales of cocoa bean shell
mulch; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325E.128] NOTICE FOR COCOA BEAN SHELL MULCH.
new text end

new text begin (a) A person who sells a product containing cocoa bean shell mulch at retail must
post the notice in paragraph (b) in a manner clearly visible to a consumer examining a
product containing cocoa bean mulch offered for sale.
new text end

new text begin (b) The notice must be in 36-point type or larger and state:
new text end

new text begin "The ingestion of cocoa bean shell mulch is poisonous to pets. If a pet has eaten
cocoa bean shell mulch, you should immediately contact a veterinarian or the Animal
Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435."
new text end

new text begin (c) A retailer may include additional language in the notice in order to promote
the sale of a product containing cocoa bean shell mulch, provided that the language in
paragraph (b) is present.
new text end

new text begin (d) This section does not apply to the sale of product containing cocoa bean shell
mulch that has been processed to completely remove theobromine from the cocoa bean
shell mulch.
new text end