File #: Int 0670-2011    Version: * Name: Humane disposition of licensed carriage horses.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 9/8/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the humane disposition of licensed carriage horses.
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Daniel Dromm , Rosie Mendez, Margaret S. Chin, Deborah L. Rose, Gale A. Brewer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Letitia James
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12/31/2013*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Sine Die (Filed, End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2011*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2011*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 670
 
By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Dromm, Mendez, Chin, Rose, Brewer, Rodriguez and James
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the humane disposition of licensed carriage horses.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.    Section 17-329 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
§17-329  Disposition  of  licensed  horse.  a. The department shall be notified of the transfer of ownership or other disposition of a licensed horse within [ten] five days thereafter. Such notice shall include the date of disposition and [if sold in New York city,] the name and address of the buyer or other transferee and such other information as the commissioner may prescribe.
b. A horse shall not be sold or disposed of except in a humane manner, which, for the purposes of this subchapter shall mean one of the following:
1.  The owner shall sell or donate the horse to a private individual who signs an assurance that the horse will not be sold and shall be kept solely as a companion animal and not employed in another horse-drawn carriage business or as a work horse and will be cared for humanely for the remainder of the horse's natural life; or
2.  The owner shall sell or donate the horse to a duly incorporated animal sanctuary or duly incorporated animal protection organization whose president or executive director signs an assurance that the horse will not be sold and shall be kept solely as a companion animal and not employed in another horse-drawn carriage business and will be cared for humanely for the remainder of the horse's natural life.
c.  Records indicating the name, address and telephone number of the private individual, duly incorporated animal sanctuary or duly incorporated animal protection organization to whom the horse was sold or donated together with the assurance specified above shall be sent by the owner to the department within five days after such sale or donation.  A copy of such record shall also be maintained at the stable.
 
§2.   This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment into law provided, however, that the commissioner shall take any actions necessary prior to such effective date for the implementation of this local law including, but not limited to, the adoption of any necessary rules.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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