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Record #: O2019-7576   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4 and 7 to regulate backyard livestock, roosters and urban farms
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A., Napolitano, Anthony V.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 17 Restricted Residential Zones, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. O2019-7576.pdf
Committee on License & Consumer Protection Chicago City Council Meeting September 18, 2019


ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 7-12-020 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

7-12-020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following are defined and shall be construed as hereinafter set out unless it shall be apparent from the context that a different meaning is intended:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Foster home" means a private or public facility that the Director has deemed suitable for the temporary care of animals, that accepts the transfer of one or more animals from the Department and cares for that animal until the Director effects the return ofthe animal to the Department or places it for adoption.

"Fowl" means any poultry or waterfowl, but does not include roosters.

"Guard dog" means any dog used primarily for the purpose of defending, patrolling, or protecting property or life at a commercial establishment other than a farm; provided that, "Guard dog" does not include stock dogs used primarily for handling and controlling livestock or farm animals; provided further, that "Guard dog" shall not include any dog that is the property of any local, state or federal government.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Licensed dog" means any dog four months of age or older for which the owner can produce proof of having paid the license fee for the current year.

"Livestock" means domesticated four-legged farm animals, including, but not limited to. swine, sheep, and goats.

"Microchip" means a passive electronic device that is injected into an animal by means of a prepackaged sterilized implanting device for purposes of identification or recovery.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance]

"Provocation" means that the threat, injury or damage caused by the animal was sustained by a person who, at the time...

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