2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 574 Offenses Against Public Order
Section 574.130 Beginning January 1, 2017--Agroterrorism--penalty--defenses.

MO Rev Stat § 574.130 (2015) What's This?

574.130. 1. A person commits the offense 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 E 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.

(L. 2001 S.B. 462, A.L. 2002 S.B. 712, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 578.008; Effective 1-01-17

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