February 24, 2016

North Dakota

Criminalizes use of video or audio recording equipment in an animal facility without the owner’s consent.

This law makes it illegal to “enter an animal facility and use or attempt to use a camera, video recorder, or any other video or audio recording equipment.” Violation of this subsection of the law is a class B misdemeanor. Additionally, a person damaged by violation of this law may bring an action in court against the violator to recover an amount equal to three times all actual and consequential damages as well as attorneys’ fees.

This law was signed on April 8, 1991.

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