RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS/CERTAIN LOCAL GOV'TS (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1009 (Local) Filed Thursday, April 28, 2016
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWNS OF APEX, CARY, GARNER, KNIGHTDALE, MORRISVILLE, ROLESVILLE,WAKE FOREST, AND ZEBULON AND THE COUNTIES OF GUILFORD, MOORE, RANDOLPH, AND SURRY, AND ALL OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THOSE COUNTIES TO TRANSFER RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS USED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY OTHER TOWN AGENCY TO THE POLICE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE WHO HAD NORMAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE ANIMAL.
Intro. by Adcock, Dollar, Malone, Avila.

Status: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government (Senate Action) (Jun 14 2016)

SOG comments (2):

Identical bill

Identical to S 849, filed 5/10/16.

Long Title Change

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition made changes to the long title. The original title is as follows:

AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWNS OF APEX, CARY, GARNER, KNIGHTDALE, WAKE FOREST, AND ZEBULON TO DONATE RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS USED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY OTHER TOWN AGENCY TO THE POLICE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE WHO HAD NORMAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE ANIMAL.

H 1009

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 2 2016 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Changes the short and long titles.

    Amends GS 160A-279.5(b) to make the statute also applicable to the towns of Morrisville and Rolesville and the counties of Guilford, Moore, Randolph, and Surry and all the municipalities that lie in whole, or in part, in those counties.


  • Summary date: May 16 2016 - More information

    House amendment deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead provides the following.

    Enacts new GS 160A-279.5, concerning the disposition of animals.

    Establishes that, upon the governing body determining any horse, dog, or other animal owned by the local government is no longer fit or needed for public service, the governing body may transfer ownership of the animal at a price determined by the governing body and upon any other terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.

    Provides that the animal may be transferred to any of the following individuals, if that individual agrees to accept ownership, care, and custody of the animal: (1) the officer or employee who had normal custody and control of the animal during the animal's public service to the local government; (2) a surviving spouse, or in the event such officer or employee dies unsurvived by a spouse, surviving children of the officer or employee killed in the line of duty who had normal custody and control of the animal during the animal's public service to the local government; or (3) an organization or program dedicated to the assistance or support of animals retired from public service.

    Establishes that the statute applies only to the Towns of Apex, Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Wake Forest, and Zebulon.


  • Summary date: Apr 28 2016 - More information

    Amends SL 2015-174 as title indicates.  Makes technical changes.


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