According to this Queens Chronicle news item from right before Christmas, the proposed Bill Int 1807-2019, introduced on November 26 by Queens City Council Member Karen Koslowitz, has been withdrawn!


This bill would have required all dogs to be leashed except in areas designated as a dog run by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. According to the news item, the bill has already been withdrawn by Council Member Koslowitz due to dozens of calls, "none in support of the bill."

However, you'll notice on the official link to the bill that it has not yet been updated to "withdrawn" status. As the City Council doesn't meet again until January 8, there won't be any official updates to the bill until after that date. So by all means, please contact your Council Member if you want to express your support for continuing off-leash recreation in NYC Parks. We will let you know when the official bill status has been changed to "withdrawn."

A big THANK YOU to those of you who have already written to your Council Members! It appears your efforts definitely made an impact.


And thank you, PUPS members, for all your support in 2019. Happy New Year!


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