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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  578.176.  Bear wrestling — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of bear wrestling if he or she:

  (1)  Wrestles a bear;

  (2)  Permits bear wrestling to be done on any premises under his or her charge or control;

  (3)  Promotes, conducts, or stages bear wrestling;

  (4)  Advertises bear wrestling;

  (5)  Collects any admission fee for bear wrestling;

  (6)  Purchases, sells, or possesses a bear which he or she knows will be used for bear wrestling;

  (7)  Trains a bear for bear wrestling;

  (8)  Subjects a bear to surgical alteration for bear wrestling.

  2.  The offense of bear wrestling is a class A misdemeanor.

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(Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, § C, November 3, 1998, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

(2000) Proposition A did not violate constitutional requirements of single subject and clear title.  United Gamefowl Breeders Ass'n. of Missouri v. Nixon, 19 S.W.3d 137 (Mo.banc).


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