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File #: Int 0073-2014    Version: Name: Updating the definition of “pet shop” within the animal abuse registration act.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: 1/17/2015 Law number: 2015/006
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to updating the definition of "pet shop" within the animal abuse registration act.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Costa G. Constantinides, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Stephen T. Levin, Donovan J. Richards, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Inez E. Dickens, Ritchie J. Torres, Brad S. Lander, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Daniel Dromm , James G. Van Bramer, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Vincent J. Gentile, Daniel R. Garodnick, Mathieu Eugene, Ben Kallos, Rory I. Lancman, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 23
Summary: This bill would change the definition of pet shop in the Animal Abuse Registration Act (AARA) to include pet shops that sell cats and dogs. The AARA mandates the establishment of an animal abuse registry listing persons 18 or older who reside in New York City that were convicted of animal abuse crimes. It requires pet shops to consult the registry before selling an animal to any prospective purchaser and prohibits the transfer of any animal to a person whose name appears on the registry.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 73-A, 2. Int. No. 73 - 2/26/14, 3. Proposed Int. No. 73-A - 11/24/14, 4. Committee Report 4/30/14, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/30/14, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/30/14, 7. Committee Report 11/24/14, 8. Hearing Testimony 11/24/14, 9. Hearing Transcript 11/24/14, 10. Committee Report 12/16/14, 11. Hearing Transcript 12/16/14, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-17-14, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Local Law 6, 16. 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
2/26/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 73-A
 
By Council Members Johnson, Arroyo, Constantinides, Levine, Rose, Vallone, Cornegy, Levin, Richards, Rodriguez, Dickens, Torres, Lander, Espinal, Dromm, Van Bramer, Crowley, Gentile, Garodnick, Eugene, Kallos, Lancman and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to updating the definition of "pet shop" within the animal abuse registration act.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Subdivision c of section 17-1601 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 4 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:
c. "Animal rescue group" shall mean a not-for-profit organization duly incorporated in the state of New York that accepts unwanted [dogs or cats] animals from an animal shelter or other place and attempts to find homes for, and promote adoption of, such animals by the general public.
§ 2.  Subdivision i of section 17-1601 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 4 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:
i. "Pet shop" shall [mean a facility required to have a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of section 161.09 of the New York city health code, where dogs and/or cats are sold, exchanged, bartered, or offered for sale as pet animals to the general public at retail for profit] have the same meaning as such term is defined in section 17-371 of this title.
§ 3.  The section heading of section 17-1605 in the table of contents of chapter 16 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 4 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:
 
§17-1605 [Requirements of animal shelters] Prohibition of transfers of animals to animal abusers.
 
§ 4.  Section 17-1605 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 4 for the year 2014, is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
c. A pet shop that allows an animal shelter or animal 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 made available for adoption.
§ 5.  This local law shall take effect on June 1, 2015, except that sections one, 3 and 4 of this local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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