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SEC. 7-8.4.   DALLAS ANIMAL WELFARE FUND.
   (a)   The Dallas Animal Welfare Fund is composed of:
      (1)   All Dallas Animal Welfare Fund administrative penalties collected under Sections 27-16.16(b), 27-16.18(g), and 27-16.21(b) of Chapter 27 of this code;
      (2)   30 percent of all civil fines collected by the city for lawsuits filed in the municipal court under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 of the Texas Local Government Code; and
      (3)   Any funds donated by an individual or entity, any of which may be refused by a majority vote of the city council.
   (b)   The director shall adopt rules and procedures consistent with this article for the administration of the Dallas Animal Welfare Fund.
   (c)   To be eligible to receive funds from the Dallas Animal Welfare Fund, a person must:
      (1)   establish to the satisfaction of the director that the person’s income does not exceed the Dallas area median family income as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
      (2)   not have received funds from the Dallas Animal Welfare Fund within the preceding 24 months.
   (d)   The director may not make an award from the Dallas Animal Welfare Fund in excess of $1,000.  The director may not make an award unless the award is for less than or equal to the amount in the Dallas Animal Welfare Fund at any one time.  If the fund is temporarily out of money, the director may not make an award until such time as there are additional funds equal to or exceeding the amount of the award.  (Ord. 29403)