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File #: Int 0214-2004    Version: * Name: Requiring dogs to be restrained by a leash or chain.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 2/26/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, to provide for off-leash activities for dog-owners as approved by the commissioner of the department of parks and recreation.
Sponsors: Bill Perkins, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Charles Barron, Simcha Felder, Miguel Martinez, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Kendall Stewart, Albert Vann, Robert Jackson, Alan J. Gerson
Council Member Sponsors: 11

Int. No. 214

 

By Council Members Perkins, Addabbo, Barron, Felder, Martinez, Sanders, Seabrook, Stewart, Vann, Jackson and Gerson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, to provide for off-leash activities for dog-owners as approved by the commissioner of the department of parks and recreation.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-134 to read as follows:

§18-134 Dogs to be restrained. Any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog shall not permit it to be in any park within the jurisdiction of the department unless the dog is effectively restrained by a leash or chain not more than six feet long; provided, however, the commissioner of the department may authorize certain time periods during which dogs may be unrestrained in designated unenclosed areas within the jurisdiction of the department. This section shall not be interpreted or construed to permit a person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to allow such dog to be unrestrained where it is prohibited or otherwise restricted by any other applicable law, rule or regulation.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.