The Dutchess County Legislature is considering two animal welfare proposals.

The first would create an animal abuse registry. It would not only require anybody who has been convicted of certain animal abuse crimes to register with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, but they will also be barred from owning or residing with an animal for 15 years.

Anybody transferring the ownership of an animal will be required to see if the new owner is listed on the registry.

Orange County currently has a registry which was created back in 2015.

The second proposal is the tethering law which would create restrictions as to when and how a dog may be tethered outside a home.

This includes weather situations.

Both proposals are being considered at the Legislature's Government Services Committee meeting at 5 p.m.