language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to dogs; modifying notice requirements for unlicensed dogs that are seized;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 347.14, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
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shall bedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end unlawful for deleted text begin anydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end person to harbor or permit to remain about the person's premises deleted text begin anydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end dog for which no license exists and for which one is required. Any person who deleted text begin shall havedeleted text end new text beginnew text endseized or impounded a dog with or without license under this section shall deliver deleted text begin suchdeleted text end new text beginnew text enddog to the humane officer of the town or city, if deleted text begin suchdeleted text end new text beginnew text endofficer exists; or, if there deleted text begin be no suchdeleted text end new text beginnew text endofficer, to the deleted text begin constable, statutory city marshal, or thedeleted text end town or city deleted text begin policedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end officer. The officer to whom the dog is delivered shall, without delay, notify the owner, personally or through the United States mail, if deleted text begin suchdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end owner deleted text begin bedeleted text end new text beginnew text endknown to the officer or can be ascertained with reasonable effortdeleted text begin , but if the owner be unknown or cannot be ascertained, then the officer shall post written notice in three public places in the officer's town, giving a description of the dog, stating where it is impounded and the conditions for its releasedeleted text end. If, after deleted text begin five daysdeleted text end new text beginnew text end, the owner does not claim the dognew text beginnew text end the officer deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text beginnew text end dispose of the dog in a proper and humane manner. new text beginnew text end
Presented to the governor May 20, 2006
Signed by the governor May 24, 2006, 12:01 p.m.
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