Full Statute Name:  Mckinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. Town Law. Chapter 62. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 9. Ordinances and Licenses. § 130. Town ordinances

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Primary Citation:  McKinney's Town Law § 130 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  NY TOWN § 130 Date Adopted:  1932
Summary: This New York statute provides that a town board after a public hearing may enact, amend and repeal ordinances, rules and regulations not inconsistent with law, including the restraining of the running at large of horses, cattle, sheep, unmuzzled dogs, whether licensed or not, and those authorizing the impounding and sale of the same for the costs of keeping, proceedings and penalty, or the killing of unmuzzled dogs.  It also provides that towns may enact ordinances promoting the health, safety, morals or general welfare of the community, as long they are not inconsistent with existing law.
Statute Text: 

[edited for only animal-related provisions]

The town board after a public hearing may enact, amend and repeal ordinances, rules and regulations not inconsistent with law, for the following purposes in addition to such other purposes as may be contemplated by the provisions of this chapter or other laws. In order to accomplish the regulation and control of such purposes, the town board may include in any such ordinance, rule or regulation provision for the issuance and revocation of a permit or permits, for the appointment of any town officers or employees to enforce such ordinance, rule or regulation and/or the terms and conditions of any permit issued thereunder, and for the collection of any reasonable uniform fee in connection therewith. The town clerk shall give notice of such hearing by the publication of a notice in at least one newspaper circulating in the town, specifying the time when and the place where such hearing will be held, and in general terms describing the proposed ordinance. Such notice shall be published once at least ten days prior to the day specified for such hearing.

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9. Animals. Regulating the keeping of calves; regulating and prohibiting the keeping of swine and mink, restraining the running at large of horses, cattle, sheep, unmuzzled dogs, whether licensed or not, fowls and other animals and authorizing the impounding and sale of the same for the costs of keeping, proceedings and penalty, or the killing of unmuzzled dogs.

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15. Promotion of public welfare. Promoting the health, safety, morals or general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the town and of its inhabitants, and of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and all other matter related thereto, insofar as the same shall not be inconsistent with existing law.

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CREDIT(S)

((L.1932, c. 634. Amended L.1935, cc. 432, 464, 500, 881; L.1937, c. 495, § 7; L.1938, cc. 309, 402, 646; L.1939, c. 273, § 2; L.1939, c. 338, § 1; L.1939, c. 581, § 1; L.1940, c. 474; L.1941, c. 30, § 7; L.1941, c. 674, § 1; L.1942, c. 85, § 14; L.1942, c. 639, § 1; L.1943, cc. 388, 389, § 1; L.1944, c. 67; L.1944, c. 126, §§ 1 to 9; L.1944, c. 447, §§ 1, 2; L.1946, c. 12, §§ 1, 2; L.1946, c. 21; L.1946, c. 217, § 1; L.1947, cc. 361, 817; L.1948, c. 657; L.1949, c. 371; L.1950, c. 173; L.1950, c. 598; L.1952, cc. 256, 691; L.1953, cc. 120, 578, 579; L.1954, c. 265; L.1955, cc. 111, 396, 465; L.1956, c. 503, § 3; L.1956, c. 575; L.1957, cc. 135, 154, 726; L.1957, c. 925, § 1; L.1959, c. 98; L.1959, c. 832, § 1; L.1959, c. 875; L.1960, c. 796; L.1960, c. 874; L.1962, c. 510; L.1963, c. 230, § 4; L.1963, c. 231; L.1963, c. 551; L.1963, c. 980; L.1964, c. 619; L.1965, c. 551, §§ 1, 2; L.1966, c. 376; L.1966, c. 939, § 2; L.1967, c. 528; L.1968, c. 820; L.1969, c. 345; L.1969, cc. 420, 421; L.1970, c. 344; L.1970, c. 662; L.1970, c. 777, § 1; L.1971, c. 169; L.1971, c. 1074; L.1972, c. 180, §§ 1 to 3; L.1972, c. 821, § 1; L.1973, c. 262, § 1; L.1973, c. 272, § 1; L.1974, c. 292, § 1; L.1975, c. 160, § 1; L.1975, c. 282, § 1; L.1976, c. 316, § 1; L.1977, c. 395, § 1; L.1978, c. 731, § 2; L.1979, c. 159, § 1; L.1980, c. 520, § 1; L.1982, c. 355, § 1; L.1985, c. 171, § 1; L.1986, c. 194, § 3; L.1989, c. 508, § 1; L.1990, c. 456, § 1; L.1993, c. 605, §§ 3, 4; L.1994, c. 660, § 2; L.1995, c. 567, § 1; L.1995, c. 688, § 2; L.2000, c. 415, § 2, eff. Oct. 31, 2000; L.2001, c. 490, § 2, eff. Nov. 21, 2001; L.2003, c. 296, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; L.2010, c. 58, pt. A, § 83, eff. Dec. 1, 2010.)

 

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