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File #: 32949    Version: Name: Pit bulls
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 1/28/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/18/2014 Final action: 3/18/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE. Creating Sections 23.60 and 23.61, renumbering Section 23.60 to Section 23.90 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to mandate the spaying and neutering of pit bulls, require registration for pit bull dog breeders and establish a bail deposit schedule for violation of such.
Sponsors: John Strasser, Anita Weier, Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. Version 1 - Body, 2. City Attorney Memo dated 2/12/14, 3. MAPS handout.pdf, 4. MAPS-Guessing Breeds.pdf, 5. Registrants-Feb.13, 2014.pdf, 6. Racial Equity & Social Justice Toolkit, 7. Version 1, 8. Body - Substitute
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE.  Creating Sections 23.60 and 23.61, renumbering Section 23.60 to Section 23.90 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to mandate the spaying and neutering of pit bulls, require registration for pit bull dog breeders and establish a bail deposit schedule for violation of such.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance requires all pit bulls over the age of five months be spayed or neutered.  This ordinance also creates several exceptions to possessing an unaltered pit bull and establishes an appeal process for an owner who does not believe that the dog is a pit bull.  This ordinance requires any owner of an unaltered pit bull register the dog and comply with several requirements.  This ordinance also establishes bail deposits for individuals who keep unregistered unaltered pit bulls within the City.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Please see "Body - Substitute" in Attachments.