ADDENDUM
AGENDA ITEM 7A
December 12, 2017
MEMO RANDU M
December 12, 2017
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT :
County Council
Jeffrey
L.
Zyon& :', Legislative Analyst
Addendum:
Bill 23-17, Animal Control - Performance Animal - Violations
There are two additional items for the Council's consideration of Bill 23-17.
1) Councilmembers Katz and Elrich intend to propose an additional amendment to Bill 23-17.
2) The Office of Management and Budget's Fiscal Impact Statement and the Department of
Finance's Economic Impact Statement were received by the Council.
This packet contains:
Amendme nt to be proposed
Fiscal Impact Statement
Economic Impact Statement
Circle#
1
2
4
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ROCKVILLE,
MAR
\'LAN~
Date: December 11, 2017
From: Councilmember Marc Eirich
Council member Sidney Katz
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,#'£
ln an attempt to make it perfectly clear in Bill 23-17, Animal Control -
Performance Animal - Violation that the performance animals ban does not effect
agriculture now nor in the future, Councilmember Katz and Eirich propose a new
subsection after (b) inserted between lines
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and
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{c)
Any activity. including agriculture and farming uses defined by Chapter
59.
that uses animal's other than those identified as wild under Subsection 5-
204{a)(4) is exempt from the prohibition in Subsection 5-204{b}.
[(c)]
ig1
Regulations. The County Executive may issu_e regulations under Method
2, to interpret and enforce this subsection.
(j)
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Bill 23-17 Animal Control - Performance Animal- Violations
1. Legislative Summary
The proposed legislation amends current law prohibiting the display of performance
animals, including non-human primates, felidae (lions, tigers, etc), and canidae (wolves)
under animal cruelty laws. In addition, a person or business is probibited from making
money from the display of the animals listed in the bill.
2.
An
estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget. Includes
source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
Bill 23-17 is not estimated to change County revenues or expenditures.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
The proposed bill does not have an impact on revenues or expenditures.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable. Bill 23-17 does not have an impact on pension or insurance costs.
5. An estimate of expenditures related to County's information technology (IT) systems,
including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Not applicable.
6. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures if the bill authorizes future
spending.
Not applicable. Bill 23-17 does not authorize future spending.
7. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bi] l.
No staff time is needed to implement Bill 23-17.
8.
An
explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other duties.
The proposed legislation is not estimated to impact staff time.
9. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
Not applicable.
10. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
11. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
12.
If
a bill is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
Bill 23-17 expands the definition of animal cruelty to perfonuance animals and is
unlikely to have a fiscal impact on the County if enacted.
13. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
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Not applicable.
14. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
Richard Harris, Office of Management and Budget
Date
12-b!t1-
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Economic Impact
Statement
Bill 23-17, Animal Control
-
Performance Anim11I
-
Violations
Background:
Bill 23-17 defines performance animals and prohibits a person or business from exhibiting or
financially benefiting from the exhibition an> performance animal.
It
also allows enforcement
of the prohibition. The goal is to remo,e the financial inccnti\c for di~pla~ing wild animals.
or
1.
The sources
of
information, assumptions, and methodologies usi:d.
Not
applicable.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
There are no kt10\vn violations c1)1H.:crning traYding wild animal shows in
\fontgomery
County.
3. The Bill's
positive
or negative effect,
if
any on
employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomes, and proJ>erty values in the County.
Tht: bill \viii have no impact on employment. spending, savings. investment. incomes. and
propcny values in Lhe County.
4.
ff
a
Bill
is
likel)' to have no economic impact,
why
is that the case'!
See number
2.
5. The following
contributed to
or concurred
with this
amtlysis:
David Platt. Dennis Hetman. and
Robc11
1lagcdoorn, Fimmcc.
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Alexandre
A.
EsJtii1osa.
Director
Datt
Department of Finance
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ADDENDUM
AGENDA ITEM 7A
December 12, 2017
MEMO RANDU M
December 12, 2017
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT :
County Council
Jeffrey
L.
Zyon& :', Legislative Analyst
Addendum:
Bill 23-17, Animal Control - Performance Animal - Violations
There are two additional items for the Council's consideration of Bill 23-17.
1) Councilmembers Katz and Elrich intend to propose an additional amendment to Bill 23-17.
2) The Office of Management and Budget's Fiscal Impact Statement and the Department of
Finance's Economic Impact Statement were received by the Council.
This packet contains:
Amendme nt to be proposed
Fiscal Impact Statement
Economic Impact Statement
Circle#
1
2
4
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ROCKVILLE,
MAR
\'LAN~
Date: December 11, 2017
From: Councilmember Marc Eirich
Council member Sidney Katz
')~Jl-
,#'£
ln an attempt to make it perfectly clear in Bill 23-17, Animal Control -
Performance Animal - Violation that the performance animals ban does not effect
agriculture now nor in the future, Councilmember Katz and Eirich propose a new
subsection after (b) inserted between lines
.J..J.-:5
and
J,J:4".
Jfk.
t,3
{c)
Any activity. including agriculture and farming uses defined by Chapter
59.
that uses animal's other than those identified as wild under Subsection 5-
204{a)(4) is exempt from the prohibition in Subsection 5-204{b}.
[(c)]
ig1
Regulations. The County Executive may issu_e regulations under Method
2, to interpret and enforce this subsection.
(j)
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Bill 23-17 Animal Control - Performance Animal- Violations
1. Legislative Summary
The proposed legislation amends current law prohibiting the display of performance
animals, including non-human primates, felidae (lions, tigers, etc), and canidae (wolves)
under animal cruelty laws. In addition, a person or business is probibited from making
money from the display of the animals listed in the bill.
2.
An
estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget. Includes
source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
Bill 23-17 is not estimated to change County revenues or expenditures.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
The proposed bill does not have an impact on revenues or expenditures.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable. Bill 23-17 does not have an impact on pension or insurance costs.
5. An estimate of expenditures related to County's information technology (IT) systems,
including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Not applicable.
6. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures if the bill authorizes future
spending.
Not applicable. Bill 23-17 does not authorize future spending.
7. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bi] l.
No staff time is needed to implement Bill 23-17.
8.
An
explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other duties.
The proposed legislation is not estimated to impact staff time.
9. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
Not applicable.
10. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
11. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
12.
If
a bill is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
Bill 23-17 expands the definition of animal cruelty to perfonuance animals and is
unlikely to have a fiscal impact on the County if enacted.
13. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
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Not applicable.
14. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
Richard Harris, Office of Management and Budget
Date
12-b!t1-
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Economic Impact
Statement
Bill 23-17, Animal Control
-
Performance Anim11I
-
Violations
Background:
Bill 23-17 defines performance animals and prohibits a person or business from exhibiting or
financially benefiting from the exhibition an> performance animal.
It
also allows enforcement
of the prohibition. The goal is to remo,e the financial inccnti\c for di~pla~ing wild animals.
or
1.
The sources
of
information, assumptions, and methodologies usi:d.
Not
applicable.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
There are no kt10\vn violations c1)1H.:crning traYding wild animal shows in
\fontgomery
County.
3. The Bill's
positive
or negative effect,
if
any on
employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomes, and proJ>erty values in the County.
Tht: bill \viii have no impact on employment. spending, savings. investment. incomes. and
propcny values in Lhe County.
4.
ff
a
Bill
is
likel)' to have no economic impact,
why
is that the case'!
See number
2.
5. The following
contributed to
or concurred
with this
amtlysis:
David Platt. Dennis Hetman. and
Robc11
1lagcdoorn, Fimmcc.
--
.JU{
c:;,tit
O ./
Alexandre
A.
EsJtii1osa.
Director
Datt
Department of Finance