language to be deleted (2) new language
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.