language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to animals; increasing the penalty for attending an animal fighting event; changing provisions prohibiting animal fights; imposing criminal penalties;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 343.31, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
A person who :
(1) promotes, engages in, or is employed in the activity of cockfighting, dogfighting, or violent pitting of one domestic animal against another of the same or a different kind;
(2) receives money for the admission of a person to a place used, or about to be used, for that activity;
(3) willfully permits a person to enter or use for that activity premises of which the permitter is the owner, agent, or occupant; or
(4) uses, trains, or possesses a dog or other animal for the purpose of participating in, engaging in, or promoting that activity
is guilty of a felony. A person who
purchases a ticket of admission or otherwise gains admission to that activity is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Presented to the governor May 19, 2008
Signed by the governor May 23, 2008, 12:14 p.m.