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File #: Res 0050-2014    Version: * Name: Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on State and Federal Legislation
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign into law the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847), which would require commercial breeders who sell their puppies directly to the public, including via the Internet, to be licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and mandate that commercial breeding facilities provide dogs with daily exercise.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Corey D. Johnson, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, James Vacca, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 50

 

Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign into law the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847), which would require commercial breeders who sell their puppies directly to the public, including via the Internet, to be licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and mandate that commercial breeding facilities provide dogs with daily exercise.

 

By Council Members Crowley, Johnson, Constantinides, Koo, Levine, Mendez, Palma, Rose, Vacca and Vallone

Whereas, Currently only breeders who sell dogs to pet stores or to puppy brokers are subject to federal oversight; and

Whereas, United States Senator Richard Durbin and Congressman Jim Gerlach have introduced the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847), which would amend the Animal Welfare Act to require commercial breeders who sell their puppies directly to the public via any means of conveyance, including the Internet, to be licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture; and

Whereas, S.395/H.R.847 would also mandate that commercial breeding facilities provide dogs with daily exercise; and

Whereas, This federal legislation is directed at only large commercial breeding facilities and will not affect small breeders and hobby breeders who sell fewer than fifty dogs per year directly to the public; and

Whereas, S.395/H.R.847 would close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that allows thousands of commercial breeders to go unregulated; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign into law the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847), which would require commercial breeders who sell their puppies directly to the public, including via the Internet, to be licensed and inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and mandate that commercial breeding facilities provide dogs with daily exercise.

 

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1/30/14

LS # 195

 

Res. No. 1734-2013

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