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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 54

Powers of Council

    (1)     A Council may—

        (a)     refuse to register or to renew the registration of a premises; or

        (b)     refuse to transfer registration to a new premises; or

        (c)     suspend the registration of a premises; or

        (d)     revoke the registration of a premises.

S. 54(2) amended by No. 71/2014 s. 14(1).

    (2)     Subject to subsection (3), a Council may act under subsection (1) if it is satisfied that—

S. 54(2)(a) amended by No. 17/2016 s. 17(Sch. 1 item 5).

        (a)     the proprietor or person applying for registration has failed to comply with the Act, the regulations, any business code of practice applying to the business, or the terms, conditions, limitations or restrictions on registration; or

        (b)     the proprietor or person applying for registration has been found guilty of an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 .

S. 54(3) inserted by No. 71/2014 s. 14(2).

    (3)     A Council must refuse to register or renew the registration of a premises in relation to a breeding domestic animal business if the Council is satisfied that a relevant person has, at any time within 10 years preceding the date of the application for registration—

        (a)     been found guilty of a specified offence; or

        (b)     been the subject of an order made under section 12(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 ; or

        (c)     been the subject of an order registered under section 12A(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 .

S. 54(4) inserted by No. 71/2014 s. 14(2).

    (4)     For the purposes of this section—

"relevant person", in relation to an application to register or renew the registration of a premises in relation to a breeding domestic animal business, means any of the following—

        (a)     the proprietor of a breeding domestic animal business to which the premises relates;

        (b)     the person who conducts a breeding domestic animal business to which the premises relates;

        (c)     the person applying for registration;

S. 54(4) def. of specified offence amended by No. 17/2016 s. 18.

"specified offence" means an offence against any of the following provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

        (a)     section 9(1);

        (b)     section 10(1);

        (c)     section 12(7);

        (d)     section 12A(8);

        (e)     section 15C(1);

        (f)     section 15C(2).



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