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Bill BL2018-1201

An ordinance amending Chapter 8.12 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding animal control regulations.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. Section 8.12.030 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by deleting subsection B thereof in its entirety and substituting therefor the following:

B. No person shall allow pregnant animals, nursing females, or animals less than six months old to remain outdoors during periods of inclement weather unless such animal is accompanied by a custodian, keeper or handler. For purposes of this subsection, inclement weather conditions shall mean freezing temperatures, a heat index of eighty five degrees Fahrenheit (85° F) or above as determined by the National Weather Service, thunderstorms, or tornados.

Section 2. Section 8.12.030 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby further amended by deleting subsection D.6 thereof in its entirety and substituting the following in lieu thereof:

6. The animal is not outside during a period of extreme weather, including without limitation a heat index of eighty five degrees Fahrenheit (85° F) or above as determined by the National Weather Service, freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, or tornados.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Jim Shulman

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Legislative History

IntroducedJune 5, 2018

Passed First ReadingJune 5, 2018

Referred toHealth, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee

DeferredJune 19, 2018

Deferred IndefinitelyJuly 3, 2018

Passed Second Reading-

Passed Third Reading-

Approved-

By-

Next ConsiderationDeferred Indefinitely

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Last Modified: 07/10/2018 3:19 PM