An East Harlem man arrested for savagely beating his dog in an elevator, and an Astoria man who threw a Shar Pei out of a window are just two examples of shocking cases of animal abuse in the city.
The bill does not fund the registry, which helps the federal government keep track of who is catching what.
The unanimous Court of Appeals ruling on Thursday says the registration of Sean Smith was not actually part of his criminal sentence.
About 119,000 of the 357,000 aircraft have invalid information on the registry because of missing forms, invalid addresses, unreported sales or other paperwork problems.
If the person is killed, incapacitated or seriously injured in an accident, law enforcement personnel would use the registry to notify the emergency contact.