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File #: Int 1570-2019    Version: * Name: Bordetella vaccination for dogs.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the bordetella vaccination for dogs
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Laurie A. Cumbo, Keith Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require that owners of dogs being accepted at a boarding kennel, business, or establishment show proof of active immunization against bordetella bacterium, also known as “kennel cough.”
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1570, 2. Int. No. 1570, 3. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 5. Committee Report 6/18/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/18/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/18/19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 9. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019

Int. No. 1570

 

By Council Members Levine, Cumbo and Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the bordetella vaccination for dogs

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 17-366 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 67 of the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:

§ 17-366 Proof of vaccination required. No dog shall be accepted at a boarding kennel, business or establishment unless the owner of such dog provides proof to such facility, including but not limited to a health certificate, a bill or receipt from a veterinarian or other documentation acceptable to the department, that such animal [has been vaccinated] is currently actively immunized against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, para influenza [and], parvo and bordetella [during the previous three years and against bordetella during the previous six months]; provided that an owner of a dog shall not be required to provide proof of vaccination pursuant to this section if such owner provides a written statement from a veterinarian indicating that the dog of such owner should not be given such vaccination because of a standard veterinary contraindication and that such dog does not show symptoms of the disease or diseases for which such vaccination is contraindicated.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner 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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04/30/2019