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File #: O-19-81   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/18/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/4/2019
Enactment date: 11/18/2019 Enactment #: O-2019-032
Title: Amending Chapter 9, Article 2, Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Remove The Requirements For Annual Companion Animal Licenses And Replace Such Licenses With The Companion Pet Microchip Requirement And Registration Of Such Microchips With The Albuquerque Animal Care Center (Gibson, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-81, 2. O-81Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/18/2019 City Clerk Published  Action details
11/12/2019 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
11/8/2019 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
11/4/2019 City Council PassedPass Action details
10/21/2019 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
10/14/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
9/18/2019 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
9/18/2019 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-81 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Diane G. Gibson, by request


ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter 9, Article 2, Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Remove The Requirements For Annual Companion Animal Licenses And Replace Such Licenses With The Companion Pet Microchip Requirement And Registration Of Such Microchips With The Albuquerque Animal Care Center (Gibson, by request)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1 ? 9-2-1-2 is hereby amended as follows:
(C) The Council further finds that the public mind-set toward animals must shift to the more progressive, humane, and compassionate attitude evident in other jurisdictions with stricter animal laws. Several other municipalities have achieved positive animal population management results by aggressively [licensing and] microchipping companion animals, permitting and tracking pet sales and animal breeding, and providing funding for free, low and moderate income spay and neuter programs.
SECTION 2. ? 9-2-1-4 is hereby amended as follows:
[LICENSE. An Albuquerque Companion Animal License.]
[LICENSE TAG. The tag supplied by AACC or its agents that contains the number of an Albuquerque Companion Animal License.]
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP. Any documentation or evidence which proved to the satisfaction of the Mayor that a Person is the Owner of an Animal, including, but not limited to, [an Albuquerque Companion Animal License,] [a] Microchip identification, Veterinarian invoice, official registration, or photographs of the Animal.
SECTION 3. ? 9-2-3-1 is hereby amended as follows:
? 9-2-3-1 REQUIRED ALBUQUERQUE COMPANION [ANIMAL LICENSE] [PET MICROCHIP]
(A) Albuquerque Residents. All residents of Albuquerque who own Companion Animals shall have a [current annual Albuquerque Companion Animal License] [microchip implanted and registered with the app...

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