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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2164         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1826

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the tethering of dogs outside.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2164        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1826

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and Kevin J. Kuros relative to the tethering of dogs outside.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the tethering of dogs outside.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 174E of chapter 140 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out, in subsection (a), after the word “owner’s”, the word “guardian’s”.

              SECTION 2. Section 174E of chapter 140 in further amended by striking out, in subsection (i)  after the word “exercise”, the words “with a dimension of at least 100 square feet”, and inserting in place thereof the words “with a dimension of at least 50 square feet for dogs weighing up to 30 lbs and a dimension of 100 square feet for dogs weighing 31 lbs or more;”

              SECTION 3. Section 174E of Chapter 40 is further amended by striking out, in subsection (2), the words “electronically fenced”.

              SECTION 4.  Section 174E of chapter 140 of the General Laws, is further amended by striking out, in subsection (v), after the word “owner’s”, the word “guardian’s”.

              SECTION 5. Section 174E of Chapter 40 is further amended by inserting at the end of subsection (e), after the word “dog”, the words “and for sledding dogs.”

              SECTION 6. Section 174E of Chapter 40 is further amended by inserting after subsection (g) the following subsection:

              (h) In addition to animal control officers, this section may be enforced by Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Animal Rescue League of Boston officers appointed under section 57 of Chapter 22C.

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