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File #: Int 1496-2019    Version: * Name: Retrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or legal possession.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 4/9/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to retrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or legal possession
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Francisco P. Moya, Kalman Yeger , Laurie A. Cumbo, Keith Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require an animal shelter that receives notice that a pet has been found by a sheriff or City marshal while executing an eviction or legal possession must retrieve the pet within 24 hours.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1496, 2. Int. No. 1496, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-9-19, 4. Committee Report 6/18/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/18/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/18/19, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 9, 2019
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/18/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019*Justin L. Brannan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019*Justin L. Brannan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1496

 

By Council Members Brannan, Holden, Moya, Yeger, Cumbo and Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to retrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or legal possession

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 17-802 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c-1 to read as follows:

c-1. “Companion animal” means any dog or cat, and shall also mean any other domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for such other domesticated animal. “Companion animal” does not include a farm animal as defined in section 350 of the agriculture and markets law.

§ 2. Chapter 8 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-816 to read as follows:

§ 17-816 Animals discovered during eviction or legal possession. An animal shelter directed by a sheriff or city marshal executing a warrant of eviction or legal possession to retrieve a companion animal from such premises shall retrieve such companion animal no more than 24 hours after receiving such direction.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

JEF

LS 9239

1/18/2019