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Subdivision 1.Criminal penalty.

A violation of any United States Department of Agriculture statute or regulation covering animal breeders or groomers, pet dealers, or the transportation of dogs or cats is a misdemeanor.

Subd. 2.Civil penalty.

(a) A pet dealer who:

(1) sells an animal without delivery of the disclosure required in section 325F.791, subdivision 1;

(2) fails to maintain the records required by section 325F.791, subdivision 2;

(3) fails to provide registration papers as provided in section 325F.791, subdivision 3;

(4) fails to make or provide payment for the examinations required by section 325F.791, subdivision 4;

(5) fails to post the notice required by section 325F.791, subdivision 9; or

(6) fails to provide the statement of consumer rights required by section 325F.791, subdivision 10,

is subject to a civil fine of up to $1,000 per violation.

(b) Civil fines collected under this subdivision shall be collected by the court and turned over to the prosecuting attorney.


1992 c 585 s 3

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