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Concerning: Animal Control - Municipal
Dog Exercise Area
Revised:
6/14/2017
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Introduced:
June
20, 2017
Enacted:
July
25, 2017
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Councilmember Katz
Co-Sponsors: Council President Berliner and Councilmembers Rice and Elrich
AN ACT
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allow a dog to be off leash if it is in an area that a municipality has identified as a dog
exercise area;
amend the definition of at-large animals; and
generally amend the County's animal control law.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 5, Animal Control
Section 5-101
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
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Section 5-101 is amended as follows:
5-101. Definitions.
In this Chapter, the following words and phrases have the following meanings:
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At large:
A dog, except a service animal, is at large if it is outside the owner's
premises and not leashed, unless it is in a dog exercise area designated by either
the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, or
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municipality, or is participating in a qualified activity. Any other animal is at
large if it is outside the owner's premises and is not leashed or immediatel y
responsive to verbal or non-verbal direction. For purposes of this Chapter or
any other animal control law, the common area of a homeowner s' association,
condominium, or cooperative is not the owner's premises.
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BILL NO.
21-17
Approved:
Roger
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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