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File #: Int 0870-2018    Version: Name: Adoption of shelter animals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: 11/25/2019 Law number: 2019/200
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to adoption of shelter animals
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Robert F. Holden, Laurie A. Cumbo, Justin L. Brannan, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Kalman Yeger , Paul A. Vallone, Diana Ayala , Chaim M. Deutsch, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require any full-service animal shelter operated by New York City to post photographs of each adoptable animal within 3 days of receiving such animal, provided that the animal is medically and behaviorally well enough. It would also require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to encourage non-full-service animal shelters to promote the placement of adoptable animals.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 870-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 870, 3. Int. No. 870, 4. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/18/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/18/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/18/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 870-A - 11/6/19, 9. Committee Report 10/29/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/29/19, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 14. Int. No. 870-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 200, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019
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11/25/2019AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/19/2019AJoseph C. Borelli Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2019AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/29/2019*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2019*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/29/2019AJoseph C. Borelli Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2019*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2019*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 870-A

 

Council Members Borelli, Holden, Cumbo, Brannan, Kallos, Lander, Yeger, Vallone, Ayala, Deutsch and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to adoption of shelter animals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

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

k. “Adoptable animal” means any companion animal subject to adoption as defined in subdivision a of this section.

§ 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 Promotion of adoptable animals. Any full-service animal shelter operated by New York city shall post photographs of, and relevant information about, each adoptable animal in its possession, including but not limited to age and sex, within three days of receiving such animal, provided that such animal is not affected by a medical or behavioral condition that makes it unsafe or unsuitable for photographing. The department shall encourage any other animal shelter that holds a permit under section 161.09 of the New York City health code to make its best efforts to promote the placement of adoptable animals.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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