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File #: 3173   
Type: New Business - Miscellaneous Status: Adopted
File created: 7/19/2021 In control: District 4
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: Legislative intent and permission to advertise an amendment to the Brevard County Code of Ordinances modifying Section 14-36, Brevard County Code, to include a definition of the term sutures.
Attachments: 1. Sutures Update Chapter 14 Brevard County Code draft.pdf, 2. Sutures Update CLEAN Chapter 14 Brevard County Code draft.pdf

Subject:

Title

Legislative intent and permission to advertise an amendment to the Brevard County Code of Ordinances modifying Section 14-36, Brevard County Code, to include a definition of the term sutures.

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Fiscal Impact:

None

Dept/Office:

District 4

Requested Action:

Recommendation

It is requested that the Board authorize legislative intent and permission to advertise an ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article II of the Brevard County Code to include a definition of the term sutures in Section 14-36, Brevard County Code.

 

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Summary Explanation and Background:

The Florida Legislature has in place Chapters 767 and 828, Florida Statutes, that provide authority for local governments to adopt and implement certain animal control regulations, including those pertaining to dangerous dog classifications. Despite having these regulations in place, the Florida Legislature does not define the term “sutures” for purposes of the State’s dangerous dog regulations or, more generally, animal control regulations. As a result, the need for a definition of “sutures” is imperative to ensure dog attacks that result in severe injuries are properly handled under the County’s dangerous dog process. Without a definition of sutures, the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens, visitors, and domestic animals of Brevard County is put at risk.

 

Due to medical advancements and improved techniques for the treatment of injuries, the County finds it necessary and proper to amend Section 14-36, Brevard County Code, entitled “Definitions,” in order to adopt a definition of “sutures.” Such a definition will help effectuate and clarify applicable animal control regulations and ensure severe injuries caused by dog attacks are appropriately addressed.

 

Clerk to the Board Instructions: