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Lawrence, Kan., Ord. No. 8378 (Apr. 7, 2009)
Brief Summary
Uncodified version of an ordinance that established regulations allowing for the keeping of female chicken and ducks in residential areas. This law has been amended again since 2012. See Lawrence, Kan., Code sec. 20-547 (2015).
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Kansas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Lawrence
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 3-501.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. In the event that a violation of this Article would also be a violation of another provision of the City Code, the violation shall be punished as would a violation of such other provision. All other violations shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or incarceration not to exceed 30 days or both such fine and incarceration. (3-503).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Uncodified version of ordinance that amended Chapter III Regulation of Animals, Sections 3-104, 3-202, 3-301, and enacted Article 5 of Chapter 3. This law has been amended since 2009. The keeping of chickens and small animals for urban agriculture purposes is primarily addressed in Lawrence, Kan., Code sec. 20-547 (2015), available at: https://assets.lawrenceks.org/assets/pds/planning/documents/DevCode.pdf.