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File #: 20-1870   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2020 In control: REQUEST TO SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2020-548 directing the County Administrator to publish Notice of Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 422 of the Governmental Center to consider enactment of a proposed Ordinance, the title of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO DOGS AND CATS; AMENDING SECTION 4-2 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"), PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 4-6.5, ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR BREEDER PERMITS; AMENDING SECTION 4-11, PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION OF DOGS AND CATS; AMENDING SECTION 4-14, REQUIRING REPORTING OF DOG, CAT, OR FERRET BITES; AMENDING SECTION 4 14.5, RELATING TO DOG OR CAT BITES WITH INJURIES; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Resolution to Publish Notice of Public Hearing, 2. Exhibit 2 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2020-548 directing the County Administrator to publish Notice of Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 422 of the Governmental Center to consider enactment of a proposed Ordinance, the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO DOGS AND CATS; AMENDING SECTION 4-2 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"), PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 4-6.5, ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR BREEDER PERMITS; AMENDING SECTION 4-11, PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION OF DOGS AND CATS; AMENDING SECTION 4-14, REQUIRING REPORTING OF DOG, CAT, OR FERRET BITES; AMENDING SECTION 4 14.5, RELATING TO DOG OR CAT BITES WITH INJURIES; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners)

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Why Action is Necessary
The proposed Ordinance was prepared by the Office of the County Attorney at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of March 31, 2020.

What Action Accomplishes
Enables the setting of a public hearing during which the Board may consider enacting the proposed Ordinance.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
The proposed Ordinance amends various sections of Chapter 4 of the Code to update and clarify existing definitions and processes relating to aggressive dogs; breeder permits; and bites from dogs, cats, and ferrets. The proposed amendments were approved by the Animal Care Advisory Committee at its meeting of January 17, 2020.

Subsequent to the action of the Animal Care Advisory Committee, the proposed Ordinance was amended to codify existing practices of the Animal Care and Adoption Division that: (i) fines relat...

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