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Meeting Name: Committee on Health Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/29/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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Int 0870-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli Proposed Int. No. 870-AAdoption of shelter animals.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0870-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Adoption of shelter animals.IntroductionThis 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0870-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Adoption of shelter animals.IntroductionThis 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0870-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli  Adoption of shelter animals.IntroductionThis 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 *Carlina Rivera  Proposed Int. No. 1202-AProhibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit non-exempt individuals from taking or attempting to take any wild bird. Exempt individuals include law enforcement employees or other City employees acting in the scope of their duties, a person authorized by law or permit, or a person attempting to rescue a wild bird. Any person who unlawfully takes a wild bird is subject to a misdemeanor and a fine of no more than $1,000.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit non-exempt individuals from taking or attempting to take any wild bird. Exempt individuals include law enforcement employees or other City employees acting in the scope of their duties, a person authorized by law or permit, or a person attempting to rescue a wild bird. Any person who unlawfully takes a wild bird is subject to a misdemeanor and a fine of no more than $1,000.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit non-exempt individuals from taking or attempting to take any wild bird. Exempt individuals include law enforcement employees or other City employees acting in the scope of their duties, a person authorized by law or permit, or a person attempting to rescue a wild bird. Any person who unlawfully takes a wild bird is subject to a misdemeanor and a fine of no more than $1,000.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1202-2018 ACarlina Rivera   Prohibiting the trafficking of wild birds.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit non-exempt individuals from taking or attempting to take any wild bird. Exempt individuals include law enforcement employees or other City employees acting in the scope of their duties, a person authorized by law or permit, or a person attempting to rescue a wild bird. Any person who unlawfully takes a wild bird is subject to a misdemeanor and a fine of no more than $1,000.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 *Carlina Rivera  Proposed Int. No. 1378-ABanning the sale or provision of certain force-fed poultry products.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit retail food establishments or food service establishments from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed product. The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that any item with a label or listed on the menu as “foie gras” is the product of force-feeding.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Banning the sale or provision of certain force-fed poultry products.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit retail food establishments or food service establishments from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed product. The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that any item with a label or listed on the menu as “foie gras” is the product of force-feeding.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Banning the sale or provision of certain force-fed poultry products.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit retail food establishments or food service establishments from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed product. The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that any item with a label or listed on the menu as “foie gras” is the product of force-feeding.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1378-2019 ACarlina Rivera   Banning the sale or provision of certain force-fed poultry products.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit retail food establishments or food service establishments from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed product. The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that any item with a label or listed on the menu as “foie gras” is the product of force-feeding.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 *Keith Powers  Proposed Int. No. 1425-AMaking it unlawful to work carriage horses in certain conditions.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the air temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above, or whenever the air temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above and the equine heat index is 150 or above. Equine heat index is defined as the sum of the air temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, and the relative humidity at a particular point in time.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 *Keith Powers   Making it unlawful to work carriage horses in certain conditions.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the air temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above, or whenever the air temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above and the equine heat index is 150 or above. Equine heat index is defined as the sum of the air temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, and the relative humidity at a particular point in time.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 *Keith Powers   Making it unlawful to work carriage horses in certain conditions.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the air temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above, or whenever the air temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above and the equine heat index is 150 or above. Equine heat index is defined as the sum of the air temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, and the relative humidity at a particular point in time.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2019 AKeith Powers   Making it unlawful to work carriage horses in certain conditions.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit carriage horses from being worked when the air temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above, or whenever the air temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above and the equine heat index is 150 or above. Equine heat index is defined as the sum of the air temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, and the relative humidity at a particular point in time.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 *Justin L. Brannan Proposed Int. No. 1478-AEstablishment of an office of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Animal Welfare, headed by a Director appointed by the Mayor. The Department would be vested with the power to advise and assist the Mayor in the coordination and cooperation between agencies relating to animal welfare administration, regulation, management, and programs; review and recommend budget priorities relating to animal welfare; prepare an annual animal welfare report; serve as liaison for the City regarding animal welfare; provide outreach and education on animal welfare programs and humane treatment of animals; and perform other duties the Mayor may assign.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of an office of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Animal Welfare, headed by a Director appointed by the Mayor. The Department would be vested with the power to advise and assist the Mayor in the coordination and cooperation between agencies relating to animal welfare administration, regulation, management, and programs; review and recommend budget priorities relating to animal welfare; prepare an annual animal welfare report; serve as liaison for the City regarding animal welfare; provide outreach and education on animal welfare programs and humane treatment of animals; and perform other duties the Mayor may assign.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 *Justin L. Brannan  Establishment of an office of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Animal Welfare, headed by a Director appointed by the Mayor. The Department would be vested with the power to advise and assist the Mayor in the coordination and cooperation between agencies relating to animal welfare administration, regulation, management, and programs; review and recommend budget priorities relating to animal welfare; prepare an annual animal welfare report; serve as liaison for the City regarding animal welfare; provide outreach and education on animal welfare programs and humane treatment of animals; and perform other duties the Mayor may assign.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1478-2019 AJustin L. Brannan  Establishment of an office of animal welfare.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Animal Welfare, headed by a Director appointed by the Mayor. The Department would be vested with the power to advise and assist the Mayor in the coordination and cooperation between agencies relating to animal welfare administration, regulation, management, and programs; review and recommend budget priorities relating to animal welfare; prepare an annual animal welfare report; serve as liaison for the City regarding animal welfare; provide outreach and education on animal welfare programs and humane treatment of animals; and perform other duties the Mayor may assign.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1498-2019 *Fernando Cabrera  Proposed Int. No. 1498-ARequiring 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 and arrests issued.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 and arrests issued.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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 and arrests issued.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1498-2019 AFernando 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 and arrests issued.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine Proposed Int. No. 1570-ABordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis bill would ensure that dogs entering kennels, businesses, or establishments need to be in compliance with the New York City Health Code, which requires the dog be vaccinated for bordetella.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine  Bordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis bill would ensure that dogs entering kennels, businesses, or establishments need to be in compliance with the New York City Health Code, which requires the dog be vaccinated for bordetella.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine  Bordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis bill would ensure that dogs entering kennels, businesses, or establishments need to be in compliance with the New York City Health Code, which requires the dog be vaccinated for bordetella.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 AMark Levine  Bordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis bill would ensure that dogs entering kennels, businesses, or establishments need to be in compliance with the New York City Health Code, which requires the dog be vaccinated for bordetella.Approved by CommitteePass 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 Approved by CommitteePass 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 Approved by CommitteePass 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 Approved by CommitteePass 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 Hearing Held by Committee  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 Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available