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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 195-S.F.No. 274 
           An act relating to regulation of dangerous dogs; 
          providing for designation of a warning symbol to 
          inform children of the presence of a dangerous dog; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 347.51, by 
          adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 347.51, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [WARNING SYMBOL.] If a county issues a 
certificate of registration to the owner of a dangerous dog 
pursuant to subdivision 2, the county must provide, for posting 
on the owner's property, a copy of a warning symbol to inform 
children that there is a dangerous dog on the property.  The 
design of the warning symbol must be uniform and specified by 
the commissioner of public safety, after consultation with 
animal control professionals.  The design specification process 
is exempt from rulemaking under chapter 14 and is exempt from 
section 14.38.  The commissioner shall provide the number of 
copies of the warning symbol requested by each county and shall 
charge the county the actual cost of the warning symbols 
received.  The county may charge the registrant a reasonable fee 
to cover its administrative costs and the cost of the warning 
symbol.  
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.] 
    The symbol design provisions of section 1 are effective the 
day following enactment.  On and after August 1, 1991, a copy of 
the dangerous dog symbol must be distributed to each owner of a 
dangerous dog who has registered or registers a dog pursuant to 
section 347.51, subdivision 2, before, on, or after that date. 
    Presented to the governor May 23, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 27, 1991, 10:24 p.m.