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File #: Int 1139-2018    Version: * Name: Excepting impounded emotional support dogs from required sterilization prior to redemption by their owners.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 10/17/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to excepting impounded emotional support dogs from required sterilization prior to redemption by their owners
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would create a new exception to the requirement that impounded dogs be spayed or neutered before being released to their owners. Under the new exception, the owner of an impounded dog would be entitled to redeem their dog if they claim ownership and assert that the dog is an emotional support dog.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1139, 2. Int. No. 1139, 3. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1139

 

By Council Members Borelli, Levine and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to excepting impounded emotional support dogs from required sterilization prior to redemption by their owners

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph (3) of subdivision a of section 17-804 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 26 for the year 2000, is amended to read as follows:

(3) in the case of a dog, if such dog, within the time period provided for by law, rule or regulation, is claimed by a person claiming ownership thereof, and such person demonstrates to the satisfaction of the shelter that such dog is a guide dog, hearing dog, service dog or police work dog, or if such person claims, either verbally or in writing, that such dog is an emotional support dog; or

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of health and mental hygiene may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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LS #7151

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