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Minneapolis, Minn., Code § 63.100 (current through Sept. 26, 2017)
Brief Summary
The law requires a permit for keeping of backyard bees, and establishes regulations for beekeeping.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Refers to protecting public health (§ 62.10).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "This title is enacted to protect the public health and safety and to promote the general welfare of the animals residing within the City of Minneapolis by preventing cruelty, abuse, and neglect." (§ 62.10).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 62.20.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The permit shall specify any restrictions, limitations, conditions, or prohibitions required by MACC as necessary to safeguard public health and the general welfare." §63.100 (b). "MACC may grant a permit pursuant to this section only after the applicant has met any educational requirements as established and published by MACC and has provided evidence of notification to all immediately adjacent property owners in a format supplied by or approved by and to the satisfaction of MACC." §63.100 (c).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Denial, suspenssion or revokation of any permit. (§ 63.100 (b)).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Title 4 (Animal Care and Control); Chapter 63 (Licenses and Permits); 63.100 - Honeybees. History: Ord. No. 2016-009 , § 1, 2-12-16.