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File #: Int 0401-2018    Version: Name: Animal shelters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 6/26/2018 Law number: 2018/123
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to animal shelters
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Keith Powers , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Costa G. Constantinides, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Karen Koslowitz, Carlina Rivera , I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to ensure that full-service animal shelters are operated in all five boroughs by July 1, 2024. The current requirement is for three boroughs, with facilities to receive lost, stray or homeless dogs and cats open in any borough without a full-service animal shelter. DOHMH would be required to submit a report detailing progress toward the opening of full-service shelters in the Bronx and Queens to the Council and the Mayor on July 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter until the shelters are open and operating.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 401-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 401, 3. Int. No. 401, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 4/24/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/24/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/24/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 401-A - 6/1/18, 9. Committee Report 6/5/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 6/5/18, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 13. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting - June 7, 2018, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Int. No. 401-A (FINAL), 16. Local Law 123, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 7, 2018
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6/27/2018APaul A. Vallone City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2018APaul A. Vallone Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2018APaul A. Vallone Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018APaul A. Vallone City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018APaul A. Vallone City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/2018*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/2018*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/2018*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/2018APaul A. Vallone Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2018*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2018*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Paul A. Vallone City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Paul A. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 401-A

 

By Council Members Vallone, Brannan, Holden, Powers, Ampry-Samuel, Constantinides, Levin, Kallos, Koslowitz, Rivera and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to animal shelters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Section 17-803 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 59 for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows:

                     § 17-803 Animal shelters.

                      a. A full-service shelter shall be maintained and operated in each [of three boroughs] borough of the city of New York.  At least one of the full-service shelters shall be open to the public for the purpose of receiving animals twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. 

                     b. [Facilities to receive lost, stray or homeless dogs and cats from the public shall be maintained seven days per week, twelve hours per day in those boroughs of the city in which there is not a full-service shelter.

                     c.] Field services having the capacity to pick up and bring to a shelter lost, stray, homeless or injured dogs and cats from all five boroughs shall be maintained and operated seven days per week, twelve hours per day. Where public health and safety is threatened, they shall have the capacity to pick up such animals twenty-four hours per day.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect on July 1, 2024; provided, however, that the department of health and mental hygiene shall submit to the mayor and the speaker on July 1, 2020 and biennially thereafter, until such date such shelters are open and operating, a report detailing the progress toward the opening of full-service shelters in the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.

 

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