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File #: Int 1804-2019    Version: * Name: Posting signs promoting the prohibition from leaving dog waste on the ground.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 11/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs promoting the prohibition from leaving dog waste on the ground
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to post signs at the entrances or exits of parks and park facilities stating the rule prohibiting a person from leaving dog waste on the ground. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to post signs at the site of a complaint if a complaint or request has been made to 311 concerning the removal of dog waste from sidewalks or pedestrian plazas. The Department of Transportation would also be required to report on the number and location of signs posted and the number of 311 complaints or requests received by the department.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1804, 2. Int. No. 1804, 3. November 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-26-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 26, 2019

Int. No. 1804

 

By Council Members Dromm and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to posting signs promoting the prohibition from leaving dog waste on the ground

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-156 to read as follows:

§ 18-156 Dog waste signs. The department shall conspicuously post signs at the entrance ways or exits of each park and park facility stating the departmental rule requiring a person in custody or control of a dog to promptly remove and dispose of any feces left by such dog in such park or park facility, and the penalty for violating such rule.

§ 2. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-159.4 to read as follows:

§ 19-159.4 Dog waste signs. a. Posting of signs. Upon receiving a request or complaint submitted to the 311 customer service center relating to the removal of dog feces on a sidewalk or pedestrian plaza, the department shall post on such sidewalk or pedestrian plaza a sign stating the duty of each dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of a dog to remove any feces left by his or her dog on any sidewalk, gutter, street or other public area pursuant to section 1310 of the public health law, and the penalty for violating such law. If the department determines such sidewalk or pedestrian plaza is not a feasible location to post a sign, the department shall determine a nearby alternative location to such sidewalk or pedestrian plaza to post such sign. No more than two such signs shall be posted on one block.

b. Report. No later than April 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council a report on dog waste signs. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

1. The total number of signs posted by the department, and each such sign’s location;

2. The total number of requests or complains submitted to the 311 customer service center relating to the removal of dog feces on a sidewalk or pedestrian plaza, and the location for which each such request or complaint is made; and

3. The location of each sidewalk or pedestrian plaza for which the department has determined posting a sign is not feasible, the reasons for such determination, and the alternative location chosen by the department to post such sign.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

JEF

LS 9718

10/30/2019