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File #: 54764    Version: Name: Substitute Prohibit dogs in City-occupied buildings
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Enactment date: 3/30/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00022
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Creating new Section 8.19(1), renumbering Sections 8.19(2) through (4) to Sections 8.19(3) through (5), creating Section 8.19(2)(a)3. and Sections 8.19(1)(b)5., 6., and 7 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit dogs in any City space.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Ledell Zellers, Shiva Bidar
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Creating new Section 8.19(1), renumbering Sections 8.19(2) through (4) to Sections 8.19(3) through (5), creating Section 8.19(2)(a)3. and Sections 8.19(1)(b)5., 6., and 7 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit dogs in any City space.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance creates a definition of City space to mean any building or portion of a building that is occupied by the City. The ordinance prohibits dogs in all City spaces. The ordinance currently has an exception for law enforcement and service dogs. This ordinance creates an additional exception for dogs when authorized under a rental or use space agreement. It creates a further exception for when a permit has been issued permitting the dog to be present. The ordinance also creates an exception for dogs to be in City spaces when the dog is present as part of programming that is intended for the general public and has been approved by the Department or Division Head.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. New Subsection (1) entitled “Definitions” of Section 8.19 entitled “Animals Prohibited in Certain Areas” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:

“(1) Definition. “City space” means any building or portion of a building that is occupied by the City.”

2. Subsections (2) through (4) of Section 8.19 entitled “Animals Prohibited in Certain Areas” of the Madison General Ordinances are hereby renumbered to Subsections (3) through (5), respectively.

3. The title of Subsection (2) entitled “Dogs Prohibited in Parks and on School Grounds” of Section 8.19 entitled “Animals Prohibited in Certain Areas” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(2) Dogs Prohibited in Parks, and on School Grounds, and in City Spaces.”

4. Subdivision (a) entitled “Prohibition” of Subsection (2...

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