Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1176 -- Animal Research and Production Facilities

Sponsor:  Guest

This bill prohibits persons from certain acts as they relate to
animal facilities.  Those acts include:

(1)  Obtaining employment through false pretenses for the purpose
of performing acts not authorized by the animal facility;

(2)  Entering an animal facility with the intent to damage,
duplicate, or obtain unauthorized possession of records, images,
equipment, or animals;

(3)  Obtaining images by trespassing for the purpose of damaging
or destroying records, animals, equipment, or animal facilities;

(4)  Intentionally releasing in an animal facility any pathogen
or disease that has the potential to cause disease in any animal
or threaten human health or biosecurity.

Persons committing these acts are guilty of a felony with the
felony class determined by the dollar loss resulting from the
unlawful act.

The Director of the Department of Agriculture is given the
authority to initiate a civil action in the circuit court of the
county in which the violation occurred.

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Missouri House of Representatives
92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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