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Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/18/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0870-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Shelter animal adoptions.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the City’s animal shelters to post photographs and relevant information about adoptable animals in their care to their website within 3 days of receiving them.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0870-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Shelter animal adoptions.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the City’s animal shelters to post photographs and relevant information about adoptable animals in their care to their website within 3 days of receiving them.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the unlawful capture, possession, sale or purchase of wild birds. Violations of the law would be punishable as misdemeanor offenses subject to a maximum of one year in prison or a $1,000 fine or both.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the unlawful capture, possession, sale or purchase of wild birds. Violations of the law would be punishable as misdemeanor offenses subject to a maximum of one year in prison or a $1,000 fine or both.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Banning the sale of certain poultry products that are the result of force-feeding birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale or offer for sale of foie gras made from force-fed birds, and in food service establishments would further prohibit the provision of such foie gras in any manner. Violators would be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine no greater than $1,000, or no more than one year imprisonment, or both, for each violation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Banning the sale of certain poultry products that are the result of force-feeding birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale or offer for sale of foie gras made from force-fed birds, and in food service establishments would further prohibit the provision of such foie gras in any manner. Violators would be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine no greater than $1,000, or no more than one year imprisonment, or both, for each violation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 *Keith Powers   Making it unlawful to work carriage horses whenever the heat index reaches or exceeds 90.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the heat index reaches or exceeds 90.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 *Keith Powers   Making it unlawful to work carriage horses whenever the heat index reaches or exceeds 90.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the heat index reaches or exceeds 90.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1477-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Prohibition of non-therapeutic, elective or convenience declawing of healthy cats and kittens.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the elective declawing of healthy kittens and cats for non-therapeutic purposes. Declaw procedures would only be permitted when medically necessary and performed by a licensed veterinarian on a cat or kitten under anesthesia. The penalty for performing a non-therapeutic declaw procedure would be at least $500 or at most $700. A veterinarian who performs a non-therapeutic declaw procedure would be reported to the State Department of Education and Board of Regents for disciplinary action due to unprofessional conduct.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1477-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Prohibition of non-therapeutic, elective or convenience declawing of healthy cats and kittens.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the elective declawing of healthy kittens and cats for non-therapeutic purposes. Declaw procedures would only be permitted when medically necessary and performed by a licensed veterinarian on a cat or kitten under anesthesia. The penalty for performing a non-therapeutic declaw procedure would be at least $500 or at most $700. A veterinarian who performs a non-therapeutic declaw procedure would be reported to the State Department of Education and Board of Regents for disciplinary action due to unprofessional conduct.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of a department of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish a Department of Animal Welfare (Department), headed by a Commissioner of Animal Welfare, and an Animal Welfare Advisory Board. The Department would be vested with the power to perform functions and operations relating to animal shelters, including the authority to issue permits to such shelters, to enter into contracts for the provision of shelter services and to enforce all laws, rules and regulations governing shelter maintenance and operation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of a department of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish a Department of Animal Welfare (Department), headed by a Commissioner of Animal Welfare, and an Animal Welfare Advisory Board. The Department would be vested with the power to perform functions and operations relating to animal shelters, including the authority to issue permits to such shelters, to enter into contracts for the provision of shelter services and to enforce all laws, rules and regulations governing shelter maintenance and operation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1496-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Retrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or legal possession.IntroductionThis bill would require an animal shelter that receives notice that a pet has been found by a sheriff or City marshal while executing an eviction or legal possession must retrieve the pet within 24 hours.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1496-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Retrieval of companion animals by an animal shelter after an eviction or legal possession.IntroductionThis bill would require an animal shelter that receives notice that a pet has been found by a sheriff or City marshal while executing an eviction or legal possession must retrieve the pet within 24 hours.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1498-2019 *Fernando Cabrera   Requiring the NYPD to report data regarding animal cruelty complaints.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to publish semi-annual public reports on complaints and investigation of animal cruelty allegations. Specifically, the Department would report on the number of animal cruelty complaints received, investigations initiated, investigations closed, investigations pending longer than 30 days, and summonses and arrests issued as the result of investigation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1498-2019 *Fernando Cabrera   Requiring the NYPD to report data regarding animal cruelty complaints.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to publish semi-annual public reports on complaints and investigation of animal cruelty allegations. Specifically, the Department would report on the number of animal cruelty complaints received, investigations initiated, investigations closed, investigations pending longer than 30 days, and summonses and arrests issued as the result of investigation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1502-2019 *Robert F. Holden  Welfare of shelter animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report information concerning the conditions of euthanized shelter animals, the specific reason each such animal is euthanized, and the efforts made by animal shelters to avoid such disposition. This bill would also create a task force that would include member representatives from the City’s community of animal welfare advocates for the purpose of developing and recommending animal shelter best practices to promote the welfare of shelter animals.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1502-2019 *Robert F. Holden  Welfare of shelter animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report information concerning the conditions of euthanized shelter animals, the specific reason each such animal is euthanized, and the efforts made by animal shelters to avoid such disposition. This bill would also create a task force that would include member representatives from the City’s community of animal welfare advocates for the purpose of developing and recommending animal shelter best practices to promote the welfare of shelter animals.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1567-2019 *Mark Gjonaj   Increased fines and penalties for animal abuse.IntroductionThis legislation would increase the fine and civil penalties for persons engaging in animal abuse. Specifically, the legislation would increase fines for persons restraining animals outside for longer than three continuous hours in any continuous 12 hour period for up to $500 for the first offense, up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and up to an additional $1000 civil penalty. It would also prohibit animal abuse, punishable with a fine up to $500 for the first offense and up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and an additional civil penalty for up to $1000.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1567-2019 *Mark Gjonaj   Increased fines and penalties for animal abuse.IntroductionThis legislation would increase the fine and civil penalties for persons engaging in animal abuse. Specifically, the legislation would increase fines for persons restraining animals outside for longer than three continuous hours in any continuous 12 hour period for up to $500 for the first offense, up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and up to an additional $1000 civil penalty. It would also prohibit animal abuse, punishable with a fine up to $500 for the first offense and up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and an additional civil penalty for up to $1000.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine  Bordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis 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.”Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine  Bordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis 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.”Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1598-2019 *Robert F. Holden  Proper disposal of deceased animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct public awareness and education campaigns regarding the proper disposal of deceased animals, including any city resources and services available relating to the proper disposal of deceased animals.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1598-2019 *Robert F. Holden  Proper disposal of deceased animals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct public awareness and education campaigns regarding the proper disposal of deceased animals, including any city resources and services available relating to the proper disposal of deceased animals.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0379-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Recognize “Meatless Monday” in NYC.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0379-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Recognize “Meatless Monday” in NYC.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0798-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business law, in relation to the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits. (A6298/S4234)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0798-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Amend the agriculture and markets law and the general business law, in relation to the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits. (A6298/S4234)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0921-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Provide a tax credit to each taxpayer who adopts a household pet from a shelter. (A.286)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0921-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Provide a tax credit to each taxpayer who adopts a household pet from a shelter. (A.286)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0977-2019 *Robert F. Holden PreconsideredPreventing Animal Cruelty Torture Act, otherwise known as the PACT Act. (H.R. 724 and S. 479)Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 0977-2019 *Robert F. Holden  Preventing Animal Cruelty Torture Act, otherwise known as the PACT Act. (H.R. 724 and S. 479)Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available