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File #: Res 1734-2013    Version: * Name: Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act (S.395/H.R.847)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on State and Federal Legislation
On agenda: 4/25/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling on 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, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Daniel Dromm , Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Ruben Wills
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2013*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2013*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1734
 
 
Resolution calling on 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, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Dromm, Gentile, James, Koppell, Lander, Mendez, Rose, Williams and Wills
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 on 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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