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|Councilmember Jim Graham
Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmembers Jim Graham and Kevin Chavous introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
To amend Chapter 106 of the Acts of the Legislative Assembly to add the actions of continually chaining any animal to the definition of cruelty to animals, failing to provide air, light, space, and veterinary care, and to add enhanced penalties if the offenses are committed with the intent to commit serious bodily injury or death.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Freedom From Cruelty to Animals Protection Amendment Act of 1999".
Sec. 2. Section 1 of Chapter 106 of the Acts of the Legislative Assembly, adopted August 23, 1871, (D.C. Code §§22-801), is amended as follows:
(a) The existing language is designated as subsection (a).
(b) The newly designated subsection (a) is amended as follows:
(c) A new subsection (b) is added to read as follows:
Sec. 3. The Animal Control Act of 1979, effective October 18, 1979 (D.C. Law 3-30; D.C. Code §6-1001 et seq.), is amended as follows:
(a) Section 9 (D.C. Code §6-1008) is amended by adding new subsections (j) and (k) to read as follows:
(b) Section 12 (D.C. Code §6-1011) is amended as follows:
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(3)).
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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