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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2002, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  578.008.  Until December 31, 2016 — Agroterrorism, crime of — penalty — defenses. — 1.  A person commits the crime of agroterrorism if such person purposely spreads any type of contagious, communicable or infectious disease among crops, poultry, livestock as defined in section 267.565, or other animals.

  2.  Agroterrorism is a class D felony unless the damage to crops, poultry, livestock or animals is ten million dollars or more in which case it is a class B felony.

  3.  It shall be a defense to the crime of agroterrorism if such spreading is consistent with medically recognized therapeutic procedures or done in the course of legitimate, professional scientific research.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 462, A.L. 2002 S.B. 712)

Transferred 2014; now 574.130; Effective 1-01-17


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