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Legislation #: 040209 Introduction Date: 4/22/2004
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-51, Penalties and 14-53, Issuance of pet license tags by persons, corporations and veterinarians, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, pertaining to animals.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/22/2004

Prepare to Introduce

4/22/2004

Referred Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee

4/28/2004

Do Pass

4/29/2004

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

5/6/2004

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 040209

 

Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-51, Penalties and 14-53, Issuance of pet license tags by persons, corporations and veterinarians, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, pertaining to animals.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 14-51, Penalties and 14-53, Issuance of pet license tags by persons, corporations and veterinarians, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 14-51. Penalties generally.

(a) Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation, and upon conviction of any such violation shall, unless another specific penalty or specific penalty range be provided by another subsection of this section, be punished by a fine of not less than $75.00 and not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment in the municipal correctional institution for a term not to exceed 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

(b) Any person violating any of the following sections of this chapter:

 

(1) Section 14-20, pertaining to license requirements for dogs, cats and ferrets;

 

(2) Section 14-27, pertaining to wearing of license or identification tags; or

 

(3) Section 14-33, pertaining to dogs running at large;

 

(4) Section 14-53(f), pertaining to intentional failure to distribute licensing requirement information;

 

shall, upon conviction, and after the court, subsequent to such conviction, has examined any prior conviction record to determine if the person has previously been convicted of the same offense within the previous three years, be sentenced by the court according to the following schedule of fines with reference to initial or subsequent violation of the particular section within the three-year period:

 

First offense . . . $ 75.00

Second offense . . . 150.00

Third offense . . . 300.00

Fourth or any subsequent offense . . . 500.00

(c) Any person violating any of the following sections of this chapter:

 

(1) Section 14-9, pertaining to dangerous and prohibited animals;

 

(2) Section 14-11, pertaining to abandonment;

 

(3) Section 14-16, pertaining to cruelty to animals;


(4) Section 14-17, pertaining to injuring and capturing animals;

 

(5) Section 14-28, pertaining to limitation on number of dogs and cats;

 

(6) Section 14-29, pertaining to potentially dangerous dogs and dangerous dogs;

 

(7) Section 14-31, pertaining to animals putting persons in fear or being maintained as public nuisances;

 

(8) Section 14-39, pertaining to commercial animal establishment standards;

 

(9) Section 14-41, pertaining to human exposure to zoonotic diseases by animals; or

 

(10) Section 14-42, pertaining to dog, cat and ferret bites resulting in human exposure to rabies;

 

shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $250.00 and not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment in the municipal correctional institution for a term not to exceed 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(d) Each day's violation of, or failure, refusal or neglect to comply with, any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

 

Section 14-53. Issuance of pet license tags by persons, corporations and veterinarians.

 

(a) The Director of Neighborhood and Community Services may authorize, pursuant to application in a form and manner approved by the Director, the issuance of pet license tags and the collection of user fees owed the City for licensure, by persons, corporations and veterinarians. Persons, corporations and veterinarians may be authorized to issue tags and collect fees pursuant to this Section regardless of whether they are located inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the City.

 

(b) Authority to issue pet license tags under this Section is limited only to such tags for which a user fee is collectible pursuant to Section 14-52(a)(1) and (2) of this Chapter.

 

(c) Any person, corporation or veterinarian issuing a pet license tag pursuant to this Section shall collect the user fee specified in Section 14-52 of this Chapter and, in addition to the user fee, shall also collect a two dollar ($2.00) handling fee to recover the cost incurred by the person, corporation or veterinarian in issuing the tag. No monies in excess of the user fee and handling fee shall be collected for issuing a pet license tag.

 

(d) All user fees collected pursuant to this Section shall be forwarded to the Director of Finance in a form and manner approved by such Director.

 

(e) Persons, corporations and veterinarians issuing pet license tags pursuant to this Section shall keep records of all license tag transactions and such records shall be made available upon request to the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services or the City Auditor or the designee of the Director or Auditor.

 

(f) All veterinarians doing business in the City of Kansas City, regardless of whether they are authorized to issue pet license tags pursuant to this section, shall provide to each person obtaining a rabies vaccination such information regarding pet licensing requirements, fees, and methods of registration as may be provided to said veterinarians by the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services or his/her designee. Intentional failure to do so shall constitute a violation of this chapter and shall subject the violator to the penalties set forth in Section 14-51(b).

 

(g) The Director of Neighborhood and Community Services shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Alan L. Holtkamp

Assistant City Attorney