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Record #: O2018-9026   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-12-420 to further regulate removal of pet excrement from public ways
Sponsors: Santiago, Milagros
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. O2018-9026.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

November 14, 2018 Chicago City Council

Referred to Committee on Health and Environmental Protection

ORDINANCE

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

SECTION 1. Section 7-12-420 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

7-12-420 Removal of excrement.

No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement; nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind person while walking his or her guide dog. This section is enforceable by the authorities listed in Section 7-12-395 and the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Any person found to have been in violation of this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication.