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                            CHAPTER 55-H.F.No. 1861 
                  An act relating to agriculture; limiting entry into 
                  facilities in which confined farm animals are kept; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapter 17. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [17.986] [ENTRY INTO FARM ANIMAL FACILITIES.] 
           No law enforcement, peace, or animal control officer may 
        enter a facility where confined farm animals are kept unless the 
        officer follows a procedure and directive for bio-security 
        measures that are identified by the commissioner of natural 
        resources and the board of animal health.  
           This section does not apply to emergency or exigent 
        circumstances. 
           Presented to the governor April 22, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 23, 1997, 1:35 p.m.