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Record #: O2020-5717   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/16/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 4-5, 4-384 and 7-12 by modifying various sections and adding new Sections 4-384-018 and 4-384-025 regarding consumer protections on pet purchases, standards for qualified commercial breeders, and establishment of license fees and fines
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Sadlowski Garza, Susan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 5 License Fees for Title 4 Licenses, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 384 Animal Care, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. O2020-5717.pdf
Committee on License & Consumer Protection Chicago City Council Meeting November 16, 2020



SECTION 1. Chapters 4-384,4-5; and 7-12 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the underscored language and removing the strike-out language, as follows:

4-384-010 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them in Chapter 7-12 of this Code: "animal", "animal control center", "cat", "commission", "dog", "executive director", "horse", "impounded", "microchip", "pet", "owner", "sterilization", and "veterinarian".

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Dealer" means any person who, in commerce, for compensation or profit, delivers for transportation, or transports, except as a carrier, buys, or sells, or negotiates the purchase or sale of. (1) any dog or other animal whether alive or dead for research, teaching, exhibition, or use as a pet, or (2) any dog for hunting, security, or breeding purposes. Such term does not include a retail pet store (other than a retail pet store which sells any animals to a research facility, an exhibitor, or another dealer).

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Pet shop" means any person primarily engaged in the business of selling or offering to sell animals suitable for use as pets, including any pet shop operator, dog dealer, kennel operator, or cattery operator as defined in the Illinois Animal Welfare Act (225 ILCS 605/1 et seq. ); provided that a "pet shop" shall not include: (1) any animal control center, animal care facility, kennel or pound or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, state, or federal government; (2) any research facility subject to inspection under separate provisions of local, state or federal law; (3) the isolated or occasional sale of animals by a person who sells only such animals that he has produced and raised; or (4...

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