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File #: Int 0146-2014    Version: Name: Microchipping animals sold in pet shops.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: 1/17/2015 Law number: 2015/008
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to microchipping animals sold in pet shops.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Rosie Mendez, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Stephen T. Levin, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Inez E. Dickens, Ritchie J. Torres, Brad S. Lander, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Costa G. Constantinides, Daniel Dromm , James G. Van Bramer, Vincent J. Gentile, James Vacca, Daniel R. Garodnick, Mathieu Eugene, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Summary: This bill would amend the Animal Shelter and Sterilization Act to prohibit a pet shop from releasing a cat or dog to a purchaser until such dog or cat has been implanted with a microchip and such microchip has been registered with the purchaser’s contact information. It would require pet shops to maintain records of the date of sale and the microchip registration information for a period of ten years. Pet shops that allow shelters and non-profit rescues to use their property for the purpose of making animals available for adoption would be exempt from this bill with respect to those animals.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 146-A, 2. Int. No. 146 - 3/12/14, 3. Committee Report 4/30/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/30/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 4/30/14, 6. Committee Report 11/24/14, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/24/14, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/24/14, 9. Committee Report 12/16/14, 10. Hearing Transcript 12/16/14, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-17-14, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Local Law 8, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 17, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/17/2015ACorey D. Johnson Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014ACorey D. Johnson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014ACorey D. Johnson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2014ACorey D. Johnson Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2014*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 146-A
 
By Council Members Johnson, Crowley, Arroyo, Chin, Koo, Levine, Rose, Vallone, Mendez, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Levin, Rodriguez, Dickens, Torres, Lander, Espinal, Constantinides, Dromm, Van Bramer, Gentile, Vacca, Garodnick, Eugene and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to microchipping animals sold in pet shops.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Chapter 8 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 17-815 to read as follows:
§ 17-815  Microchipping required.  a. No pet shop, animal rescue group or non-profit rescue group shall release a dog or cat to a purchaser unless:
(1) such animal has been implanted with a microchip as a permanent identification by a licensed veterinarian;
(2) such pet shop, animal rescue group, or non-profit rescue group has registered such animal's microchip with such purchaser's contact information with a bona fide pet microchip registration company; and
(3) such pet shop, animal rescue group or non-profit rescue group has provided such purchaser with (i) usage instructions for such microchip provided by the manufacturer of such microchip or the company with which such microchip is registered and (ii) written certification of compliance with paragraphs one and two of this subdivision, signed by such purchaser as acknowledgement of receipt, in a form and manner set forth in rules promulgated by the department.
b. Every pet shop, animal rescue group or non-profit rescue group shall retain for a period of ten years from the date of sale of any dog or cat, a copy of the certification signed by the purchaser required by paragraph three of subdivision a of this section.    
c. A pet shop that allows an animal shelter or non-profit rescue to use such pet shop's premises for the purpose of making animals available for adoption shall be exempt from the requirements of subdivisions a and b of this section with respect to such animals, provided such pet shop does not have an ownership interest in any of the animals that are being made available for adoption, and the pet shop does not derive a fee for providing such adoption services.  
      § 2.  This local law shall take effect on June 1, 2015, except that the commissioner shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
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