Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

13.

Appropriate fee.

13.— (1) The appropriate fee shall—

( a) in the case of a dog breeding establishment at which not more than 18 bitches are kept, be €400,

( b) in the case of an establishment at which not less than 19 and not more than 30 bitches are kept, be €800,

( c) in the case of an establishment at which not less than 31 and not more than 100 bitches are kept, be €1,600,

( d) in the case of an establishment at which not less than 101 and not more than 200 bitches are kept, be €3,000, and

( e) in the case of an establishment at which more than 200 bitches are kept, be—

(i) €3,000, and

(ii) €1,600 in respect of every 100 bitches in excess of that number.

(2) The Minister may by order amend subsection (1) by substituting for an amount standing specified for the time being in that subsection an amount equal to the amount obtained by multiplying the first-mentioned amount by the figure specified in subsection (3) and, if the amount so obtained is not a whole number of euros and the Minister considers it appropriate to do so rounding (up or down as he or she thinks fit) the amount to the nearest whole number of euros.

(3) The figure mentioned in subsection (2) is the quotient rounded up to 3 decimal places obtained by dividing the consumer price index number in respect of the year in which the order concerned is made by the consumer price index number in respect of the year in which this section comes into operation.

(4) Whenever an order is proposed to be made under this section, a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) In this section “bitch” means a bitch of more than 6 months old that is capable of being used for breeding purposes.