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File #: 20-141    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action: 2/4/2020
Title: Consider two options for an amendment to the City's municipal code pertaining to the local sale of dogs and cats and consider passing either the Option "A" ordinance or the Option "B" ordinance amending the Naperville Municipal Code.
Attachments: 1. Option A Ordinance Prohibiting Commercial Sourcing, 2. Option B Ordinance Regulating Commercial Sourcing
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Consider two options for an amendment to the City's municipal code pertaining to the local sale of dogs and cats and consider passing either the Option "A" ordinance or the Option "B" ordinance amending the Naperville Municipal Code.
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DEPARTMENT: Legal Department

SUBMITTED BY: Kristen Foley, Senior Assistant City Attorney

BACKGROUND:
At the December 17, 2019 City Council meeting, under New Business, several Council members discussed the sale of dogs and cats in local pet stores and directed staff to provide Council with three items for its consideration: (1) a summary of any likely state legislation regulating dog and cats sold in pet stores; (2) an ordinance prohibiting the sale of dogs and cats sourced from commercial breeders in local pet stores; and (3) an ordinance incorporating into the City's code standards proposed by the Humane Society of the United States to the USDA for commercial breeders of dogs and cats.

On January 21, 2020, staff presented Council with an agenda item containing two draft ordinances and a legislative summary. 56 people spoke about the agenda item. Council chose to bring both ordinances to the February 4, 2020 Council meeting for its consideration of final action.

DISCUSSION:

Summary of State Legislation Regulating Animals Sold in Pet Stores

Several local legislators have introduced legislation attempting to ban the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores from commercially sourced breeders without success. In 2018, Senator Connelly filed SB 2280 prohibiting all pet stores in both DuPage and Will County from selling animals from commercial breeders. The bill was referred to committee and no further action was taken. In February 2019, Representative Karina Villa filed HB3620 creating a statewide ban on the sale of commercially sourced dogs and cats. The bill was also assigned to committee and no further action was taken.

On January 16, 2020, Representative Margo McDermed f...

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