New York City took a huge step towards protecting animals this Tuesday by approving a city-wide registry for animal abusers.
The bill requires that any person who has been convicted with animal abuse be registered and unable to adopt pets in the future or live in a household where an animal lives. The bill was initially vetoed by former mayor Bloomberg is his final days at the office but was now passed by the New York City Council.
“It’s closing that chapter. It was overdue business,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito about this and another five bills the council approved. She added the bills “were overwhelmingly supported in the last session and they were overwhelmingly supported in the override.”
The other bills create a registration program for environmental hazard remediation technicians, make changes to the paid sick days law, allow non-profits to not have to pay FDNY inspection fees, and changes the NYPD requirements for reporting crimes.
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