language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 387-S.F.No. 1968 An act relating to pet or companion animals; permitting restrictions to be imposed on persons convicted of mistreating animals; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 343.21, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 343.21, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 10. [RESTRICTIONS.] If a person is convicted of violating this section, the court may require that a pet or companion animal, as defined in section 346.36, subdivision 6, that is in the custody of the person must be turned over to a peace officer or other appropriate officer or agent if the court determines that the person is unable or unfit to provide adequately for the animal. If the evidence indicates lack of proper and reasonable care of the animal, the burden is on the person to affirmatively demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the person is able and fit to have custody of and provide adequately for the animal. The court may limit the person's further possession or custody of the animal and other pet or companion animals, and may impose other conditions the court considers appropriate, including, but not limited to: (1) imposing a probation period during which the person may not have ownership, custody, or control of a pet or companion animal; (2) requiring periodic visits of the person by an animal control officer or agent appointed pursuant to section 343.01, subdivision 1; (3) requiring performance by the person of community service in a humane facility; and (4) requiring the person to receive behavioral counseling. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor March 30, 1990 Signed by the governor April 3, 1990, 8:38 p.m.
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