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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 169-S.F.No. 365 
           An act relating to search and seizure; requiring 
          enforcement officers to have probable cause before 
          entering certain buildings to determine whether wild 
          animals are stored in compliance with the game and 
          fish laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 
          97A.215, subdivision 1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 97A.215, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [STORAGE OF WILD ANIMALS.] (a) When an 
enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that wild 
animals possessed or stored in violation of the game and fish 
laws are present, the enforcement officer may enter and inspect 
any commercial cold storage warehouse, hotel, restaurant, ice 
house, locker plant, butcher shop, and other building used to 
store dressed meat, game, or fish, to determine whether wild 
animals are kept and stored in compliance with the game and fish 
laws.  
    (b) When an enforcement officer has probable cause to 
believe that wild animals taken or possessed in violation of the 
game and fish laws are present, the officer may: 
    (1) enter and inspect any place or vehicle; and 
    (2) open and inspect any package or container. 
    Approved May 20, 1987