WAKE CTY TOWNS DONATE RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 849 (Local) Filed Tuesday, May 10, 2016
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWNS OF APEX, CARY, GARNER, KNIGHTDALE, MORRISVILLE, ROLESVILLE, WAKE FOREST, AND ZEBULON AND THE COUNTY OF YANCEY, AND ALL OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THAT COUNTY, TO TRANSFER RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS OWNED BY THAT TOWN TO THE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE WHO HAD NORMAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE ANIMAL.
Intro. by Barringer, Chaudhuri, Foushee.

Status: Ch. SL 2016-38 (Senate Action) (Jun 27 2016)

SOG comments (1):

Long Title Change

House committee substitute to the 1st 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.

S 849/S.L. 2016-38

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 28 2016 - More information

    AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWNS OF APEX, CARY, GARNER, KNIGHTDALE, MORRISVILLE, ROLESVILLE, WAKE FOREST, AND ZEBULON AND THE COUNTY OF YANCEY, AND ALL OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THAT COUNTY, TO TRANSFER RETIRED SERVICE ANIMALS OWNED BY THAT TOWN TO THE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE WHO HAD NORMAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF THE ANIMAL. Enacted June 27, 2016. Effective June 27, 2016.


  • Summary date: Jun 22 2016 - More information

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

    Adds new Section 1.5 to the bill to provide that if House Bill 550 (Raleigh Apodaca Service Dog Retirement Act, a statewide service animal retirement bill which encompasses all the provisions of this bill) becomes law, then this act, which enacts GS 160A-279.5, disposition of animals for specified towns and Yancy County, will be repealed.


  • Summary date: Jun 2 2016 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends the act's long title.

    Deletes all of 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, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Zebulon as well as Yancey County and all municipalities that lie in whole, or in part, in that county.


  • Summary date: May 10 2016 - More information

    Identical to H 1009, filed 4/28/16.

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


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