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  • Bill – 2022001 – NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL (COMMITTEE ON HEALTH)

    Summary:

    Ordinance Int. No. 4 amends Title 17 (Health), Chapter 17 (Pet Shops), Section 17-1702 (Sales) and Chapter 3 (Licenses & Permits), Section 17-371 (Definitions) of New York City, NY Administrative Code to prohibit the sale of guinea pigs as pets and to clarify the definition of the term “pet shop”.

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  • Bill – 2021001 – RENSSELAER COUNTY, NY COUNTY LEGISLATURE

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    Local Law establishes the Rensselaer County, NY Animal Abuse Registration Act which provides an online registry for individuals who are convicted of animal abuse and neglect crimes.

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  • Bill – 2021002 – GREENE COUNTY, NY COUNTY LEGISLATURE

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    A Local Law establishing a county-wide Animal Abuse Registry in Greene County, NY.

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  • Bill – 2021003 – RIVERHEAD, NY TOWN BOARD

    Summary:

    Proposed Local Law would amend Chapter 207 (Animals) of the Riverhead, NY Town Code by adding a new Article IV (Prohibition on Sales of Commercially Bred Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Pet Stores) to restrict the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in town pet stores.

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