HB1486ANIMALS-POLICE AND SERVICE(MCCOMBIE T)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who willfully or maliciously tortures, mutilates, injures, disables, poisons, or kills any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency of when placed off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, if the animal is not killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 3 felony, and if the animal is killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency of when placed off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that if the offender is found guilty, the offender shall is responsible for any veterinarian bills for the animal that was injured and training costs for another animal, if the animal injured or killed is no longer able to be in service. Makes other changes.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position: Support


HB1631ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE(SKILLICORN A)
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the cat or dog. Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois Department of Agriculture Law. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall compile a list comprised of pro bono attorneys and law students from each county who may serve as special advocates for these cases.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position: Oppose


HB1645MISREPRESENT-SERVICE ANIMAL(DEMMER T)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits misrepresentation of a service animal when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew or should have known that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that the refusal to answer questions from a law enforcement officer permitted under federal regulation creates a permissive inference that the animal is not a service animal and the law enforcement officer may require the person to remove the animal from the place of public accommodation. Misrepresentation of a service animal is a petty offense. Defines "service animal".
  RECENT STATUS
4/16/2019 - Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
4/16/2019 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Tom Demmer
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Position:  Support


HB2030CRIM CD-RICO-DOG FIGHTING(CABELLO J)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Includes as a predicate offense under the Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law (or "RICO") a Class 2 felony or higher violation of the dog fighting statute. Increases the penalties for dog fighting by one class.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/26/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor


HB2086HEALTHY PET MONTH(BRYANT T)
Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that the month of April of each year is designated as Healthy Pet Month to be observed throughout the State as a month in which all Illinois pet owners are encouraged to take time to review their pet's health needs and make arrangements with their veterinarians to have annual exams and evaluations performed to enhance and extend their pet's quality of life.
  RECENT STATUS
8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0244
8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED


HB2277ANIMALS-POLICE AND SERVICE(MORRISON T)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who willfully or maliciously tortures, mutilates, injures, disables, poisons, or kills any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency or when off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or when off duty, if the animal is not killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 3 felony, and if the animal is killed or totally disabled, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency or when off duty, any service animal, any search and rescue dog, any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or when off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. If the offender is found to be guilty under the provision, the offender shall be responsible for any veterinarian bills for an animal that was injured, and training costs for another animal, if the animal injured or killed is no longer able to be in service. Makes other changes.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position:  Support


HB2385POLICE DOG TRAINING STANDARDS(HAMMOND N)
Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that all police dogs used by State and local law enforcement agencies for drug enforcement purposes under the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall be trained by programs that meet the minimum certification requirements set by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, except for those certification requirements for drug enforcement purposes under the Cannabis Control Act or any drug enforcement purpose with respect to cannabis on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act if and only if recreational use of cannabis is enacted. Makes technical changes. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor

HB2424ANIMAL SHELTER-MEDICAL CARE(YEDNOCK L)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that, while a stray dog or cat is being held for the period specified in local ordinance, an animal shelter may release the stray dog or cat to a facility operated by a rescue group for the purpose of providing medical care if the animal shelter is unable to provide that care.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/26/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
3/19/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor


HB2554CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMAL ACT(LILLY C)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits unlawful use of an exotic animal in a traveling animal act when he or she knowingly allows for the participation of an exotic animal (rather than an elephant) in a traveling animal act. This offense is a Class A misdemeanor. Defines "exotic animal".
  RECENT STATUS
4/3/2019 - Tabled
4/3/2019 - Motion Prevailed
4/3/2019 - Motions to Table
Position:  Oppose


HB2563PET FOOD REQUIREMENTS(STAVA-MURRAY A)
Creates Prohibit Animal Remains in Pet Food Act. Provides that pet food is prohibited in the State if it contains: (1) any animal remains from an animal that has been euthanized by the use of any drug injected intravenously or through a nonvascular route; or (2) any dog or cat remains, regardless of how the dog or cat was killed. Makes conforming changes to the Illinois Commercial Feed Act of 1961. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/26/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
3/19/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
Position:  Support


HB2595POLICE DOG TRAINING STANDARDS(CABELLO J)
Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that all police dogs used by State and local law enforcement agencies for drug enforcement purposes under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act shall be trained by programs that meet the minimum certification requirements set by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or a national association qualified to certify working police dogs. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, notwithstanding any provision of law, police dogs used by State and local law enforcement agencies for drug enforcement purposes under the Cannabis Control Act may be trained by programs that meet the minimum certification requirements set by the Board or a national association qualified to certify working police dogs. Makes technical changes. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/26/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor


HB2774INC TX-PET ADOPTION(MEYERS-MARTIN D)
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit in the amount of $250 for taxpayers who (i) adopt an animal from a no kill animal shelter and (ii) retain ownership of the animal for a period of 6 consecutive months during the taxable year. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Income Tax Subcommittee, (First Hearing)
3/28/2019 - House Revenue & Finance, (First Hearing)
Position:  Oppose


HB2933PET SHOP DOG/CAT SOURCING(CHAPA LAVIA L)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale only those dogs or cats obtained from an animal control center, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, State, or federal government, or a humane society or rescue organization. Provides that no pet shop operator may offer for sale any dog or cat obtained from a breeder unless the breeder holds a valid USDA Class "A" license as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations implementing the federal Animal Welfare Act, listing all site addresses where regulated animals are located; the breeder owns or possesses no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction in any 12-month period; and no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction are housed at the site address where the retail animal was born or housed, including animals owned by persons other than the breeder. Effective January 1, 2020.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/26/2019 - House Negotiations Subcommittee (AGCS), (First Hearing)
3/26/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
Position:  Oppose


HB3008ANIMAL WELFARE-MICROCHIPS(DAVIDSMEYER C)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Adds language affording a secondary contact or the purchaser of a microchip (if the purchaser is a nonprofit organization, animal shelter, animal control facility, pet store, breeder, or veterinary office) the right to reclaim a dog or cat prior to adoption, transfer, or euthanization if the microchipped dog or cat's primary contact cannot be located or refuses to reclaim the animal.
  RECENT STATUS
4/12/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
4/12/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/11/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading
Position:  Support


HB3381ANIMALS-FORFEITURE(DIDECH D)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that in addition to any other penalty, the court shall order that a person and persons dwelling in the same household may not own, harbor, or have custody or control of any other animal if the person has been convicted of 2 or more of the following offenses: (1) a violation of aggravated cruelty; (2) a violation of animals for entertainment; or (3) a violation of dog fighting.
  RECENT STATUS
5/17/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
5/10/2019 - Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 17, 2019
5/2/2019 - To Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
Position:  Monitor


HB3390KENNEL OPERATION-FIRE ALARMS(PAPPAS D)
House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a kennel operator that maintains dogs and cats for boarding that is not staffed at all times shall be equipped with at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in operating condition in every building of the kennel operator that is used for the housing of animals. Provides that an applicable federal, State, or local law, rule, or building code requiring the installation or maintenance of fire alarm monitoring systems in a manner different from, but providing a level of safety for occupants that is equal to or greater than that provided by the amendatory Act, shall be deemed to comply with the amendatory Act and the requirements of the more stringent law shall govern. Provides that the State Fire Marshal shall inspect, or shall direct a local fire marshal to inspect, a kennel operator that maintains dogs and cats for boarding when a resident makes a credible complaint alleging that the kennel operator is not in compliance with the amendatory Act. Provides that local fire inspectors shall determine whether a kennel operator is in compliance with the amendatory Act during the course of routine building and fire inspections of the kennel operator. Provides that local fire officials and the State Fire Marshal shall immediately notify the Department of Agriculture upon discovery that a kennel operator is not in compliance with the amendatory Act. Provides that the Department shall deny issuing a license under the Act to a kennel operator that is not in compliance with the amendatory Act. Provides that a kennel operator that is already licensed under the Act and found by the Department not to be in compliance with amendatory Act shall be liable for $500 for the first violation, $1,500 for the second violation, and $2,500 and the loss of the license for the third violation.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following changes: Provides that a kennel operator that maintains dogs or cats for boarding and that is not staffed at all times shall be equipped with at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in operating condition in every building of the kennel operator that is used for the housing of animals. Requires the kennel operator to certify in its license application and annually certify in its license renewal that either: (1) its facility has a fire alarm system or a fire sprinkler system, and shall include with the application or license renewal an attached description and picture of the make and model of the system used; or (2) the kennel is staffed at all times dogs or cats are on the premises, and shall include with the application or license renewal an attached staffing plan. Requires the Department of Agriculture to include the certification on each application for license or license renewal. Provides that a qualified fire inspector may inspect a kennel operator that maintains dogs and cats for boarding during the course of performing routine fire inspections. Allows the inspector to inform the Department if, during a routine inspection, the fire inspector determines that the kennel operator does not have a fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system. Provides that, for the purposes of the amendatory Act's provisions, veterinary hospitals, practices, or offices are not kennel operators. Effective January 1, 2020.
  RECENT STATUS
8/6/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0210
8/6/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/6/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED
Position:  Monitor


HB3533ANIMAL WELFARE ACT-PET STORES(STAVA-MURRAY A)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may not sell or offer for sale any dog or cat if the dog or cat was obtained from a dog dealer or a cattery operator. Provides that a pet shop operator who violates the provisions is subject to a fine of $500 per animal offered for sale in violation of those provisions. Effective one year after becoming law.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/26/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
3/19/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
Position:  Oppose


HB3556ANIMALS-POLICE & SERVICE(HURLEY F)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person who kills or severely injures: (1) any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency when placed off duty; (2) any service animal; (3) any search and rescue dog; (4) any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training; or (5) any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty, while he or she is in the commission of a felony, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that a person is not in violation if the animal used by a law enforcement department or agency was used against the person in violation of the law enforcement department or agency's use of force continuum or policy. Provides that person may not recklessly permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person and off its owner's property or at large to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog. Makes other changes.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
3/28/2019 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
Position:  Support


HB3620PET SHOP DOG/CAT SOURCING(VILLA K)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale only those dogs or cats obtained from an animal control center, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, State, or federal government, or a humane society or rescue organization. Provides that no pet shop operator may offer for sale any dog or cat obtained from a breeder unless the breeder holds a valid USDA Class "A" license as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations implementing the federal Animal Welfare Act, listing all site addresses where regulated animals are located; the breeder owns or possesses no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction in any 12-month period; and no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction are housed at the site address where the retail animal was born or housed, including animals owned by persons other than the breeder. Effective January 1, 2020.
  RECENT STATUS
3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
3/26/2019 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
3/19/2019 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
Position:  Oppose


HB3671SERVICE ANIMALS-ACCOMMODATIONS(THAPEDI A)
Creates the Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act. Provides that a landlord who receives a request from a person to make an exception to the landlord's policy prohibiting animals on the landlord's property because the person requires the use of an assistance animal or service animal may require the person to produce reliable documentation, which may be a standardized form, of the disability and disability-related need for the animal only if the disability or disability-related need is not readily apparent or known to the landlord. Provides that a landlord may require additional supporting documentation when necessary to evaluate the reasonableness of either the requested accommodation or any identified alternative accommodation. Provides that a landlord shall not be liable for injuries caused by a person's assistance animal or service animal permitted on the landlord's property as a reasonable accommodation to assist the person with a disability. Provides that a landlord may require a tenant to cover the costs of repairs for damage the animal causes to the tenant's dwelling unit or the common areas, reasonable wear and tear excepted; however, a landlord may not require a tenant to pay a pet-related deposit that is otherwise required for tenants who are not requesting accommodation. Defines terms. Makes other changes.
  RECENT STATUS
8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0518
8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED
6/28/2019 - Sent to the Governor
Position:  Monitor


HB3905SERVICE ANIMAL-MISREPRESENT(MASON J)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person who intentionally misrepresents an animal as a service animal commits a petty offense. Provides that a person commits intentional misrepresentation of an animal as a service animal when the person: (1) intentionally misrepresents an animal in his or her possession as his or her service animal; (2) was previously given a warning that it is illegal to intentionally misrepresent an animal as a service animal; and (3) knows that the animal is a not a service animal.
  RECENT STATUS
3/5/2020 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
3/5/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Joyce Mason
3/5/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Position:  Support


HB3905 - Support - Would make it a petty offense to knowingly commits misrepresentation of a service animal for the purpose of securing rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal.
HB3995ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE(SKILLICORN A)
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the cat or dog. Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall compile a list comprised of pro bono attorneys and law students from each county who may serve as special advocates for these cases.
  RECENT STATUS
1/8/2020 - Referred to House Rules
1/8/2020 - FIRST READING
12/19/2019 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Position:  Oppose


HB4105ANIMAL WELFARE-BREEDER-SHELTER(MCDERMED M)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Defines "professional breeder". Provides that an animal shelter shall not accept a dog or cat from an owner, animal shelter, or out-of-state animal control facility unless it obtains documentation attesting the dog or cat was not obtained through compensation or payment made to a cat breeder, dog breeder, dog dealer, or dog broker. Provides that a pet shop operator or dog dealer shall submit records to the Department of Agriculture that attests that dogs offered for sale are not obtained from a puppy mill. Provides conditions dog breeders must satisfy relating to primary enclosures, breeding practices, veterinary care, socialization, retirement, and recordkeeping. Provides that dog dealers must comply with disclosure requirements when offering a dog or cat for sale. Increases fees for licenses issued under the Act.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
2/25/2020 - House Agriculture & Conservation, (First Hearing)
2/18/2020 - Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation


HB4123WORKING ANIMAL PROTECTIONS(DEMMER T)
Creates the Local Working Animal Protection Act. Defines "working animal". Provides that the right to utilize working animals for the benefit and welfare of the animals or those they serve is guaranteed. Provides that no ordinance or rule shall be enacted by a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that terminates, bans, effectively bans, or creates an undue financial hardship relating to the job or use of working animals or animal enterprise in commerce, service, legal hunting, agriculture, husbandry, transportation, or ranching, including, but not limited to, entertainment, education, or exhibition. Provides that the Act does not: alter State law or rules that regulate animal care, public health, or public safety; or prevent the establishment of or alteration of ordinances or rules by a unit of local government regarding animal care, public health, or public safety. Provides that if a unit of local government has an ordinance or rule that conflicts with the Act, the Act controls. Limits home rule powers.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - House Cities & Villages, (First Hearing)
2/25/2020 - House Cities & Villages, (First Hearing)
2/18/2020 - Assigned to House Cities & Villages
Position:  Support


HB4123-SUPPORT - Provides that the right to utilize working animals for the benefit and welfare of the animals or those they serve is guaranteed. Provides that no ordinance or rule shall be enacted by a unit of government, including home rule that terminates, bans or creates financial hardship relating to the use of working animals or animal enterprise
including legal hunting, agriculture, husbandry.
HB4124MISREPRESENT-SERVICE ANIMAL(DEMMER T)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits misrepresentation of a service animal when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew or should have known that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that the refusal to answer questions from a law enforcement officer permitted under federal regulation creates a permissive inference that the animal is not a service animal and the law enforcement officer may require the person to remove the animal from the place of public accommodation. Provides that misrepresentation of a service animal is a petty offense. Defines "service animal".
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal
1/16/2020 - Referred to House Rules
1/16/2020 - FIRST READING


HB4213ANIMALS-CONFINEMENT IN VEHICLE(MURPHY M)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Adds firefighter and paramedic to the list of persons who are authorized, after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner or person responsible for the animal, to enter a motor vehicle by any reasonable means if he or she has probable cause to believe that the animal's health or safety is at risk.
  RECENT STATUS
3/5/2020 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/4/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
3/4/2020 - Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate


HB4226ANIMAL WELFARE-MICROCHIPS(DAVIDSMEYER C)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Adds language affording a secondary contact or the purchaser of a microchip (if the purchaser is a nonprofit organization, animal shelter, animal control facility, pet store, breeder, or veterinary office) the right to reclaim a dog or cat prior to adoption, transfer, or euthanization if the microchipped dog's or cat's primary contact cannot be located or refuses to reclaim the animal.
  RECENT STATUS
1/27/2020 - Referred to House Rules
1/27/2020 - FIRST READING
1/22/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer


HB4330ANIMALS-ASSISTANCE ANIMAL(WEST M)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person may not willfully and maliciously annoy, harass, taunt, injure, kill, or otherwise harm any animal (rather than a guide, hearing, or support dog) that provides assistance to a person with a disability. Sets forth penalties. Defines "assistance animal". Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
2/25/2020 - House Judiciary - Criminal, (First Hearing)
2/18/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal
Position:  Support


HB4529LEADING ANIMAL FROM VEHICLE(PIZER J)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no person shall lead or tether a companion animal from a moving motor vehicle or any device attached thereto.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety
2/20/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
2/5/2020 - Referred to House Rules


HB4574COUNTIES CODE-ANIMAL HUSBANDRY(YEDNOCK L)
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that Lake County may regulate animal husbandry on any size parcel of land when such purposes constitute the principal activity on the land. Provides that such regulations include, but are not limited to: eliminating uses, buildings, or structures; requiring permits for land used for animal husbandry; regulating the erection, maintenance, repair, alteration, remodeling, or extension of buildings or structures used or to be used for animal husbandry purposes; requiring buildings or structures for animal husbandry purposes to conform to building or setback lines; and establishing a minimum lot size for residences on land used for animal husbandry. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/5/2020 - House Counties & Townships, (First Hearing)
2/27/2020 - House Counties & Townships, (First Hearing)
2/18/2020 - Assigned to House Counties & Townships


HB4768DHS-PET FRIENDLY DV SHELTERS(MAZZOCHI D)
Amends the Domestic Violence Shelters Act. Provides that, for counties with a population of 200,000 or more, the Department of Human Services shall establish a grant program to enable capital funds to support domestic violence shelters and service programs so that they can be equipped to provide shelter assistance to victims of domestic violence and their pets. Requires the Department to also permit, and search for, third party funding and services to support the grant program.
  RECENT STATUS
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING
2/10/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi


HB4770ANIMAL SOURCING DATABASE(MAZZOCHI D)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish an animal sourcing database for the purpose of compiling information regarding the origin of animals that have been forfeited to animal shelters in this State. Provides that the database shall keep record of specified information concerning each animal. Requires the Department to establish a certification board to oversee and maintain the processes of the database. Provides for the adoption of rules.
  RECENT STATUS
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING
2/10/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi


HB4928ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY(WELTER D)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry. Requires a person 18 years of age or older who resides in or is domiciled in this State and has been convicted of specified offenses involving animal cruelty or torture to register with the Department to be placed on the registry. Requires a person required to register to pay an annual fee of $50 to the Department. Prohibits a person required to register from owning a companion animal or being employed at an animal shelter, pound, pet shop, zoo, or other business where companion animals are present. Creates the Animal Abuse Registry Fund as a special fund in the State Treasury. Provides that registration fees shall be deposited into the Fund to be used by the Department for establishing and maintaining the animal abuse registry. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING
2/13/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. David A. Welter


HB4933INC TX-PET ADOPTION(WELTER D)
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for costs associated with the adoption of a cat or dog. Provides that the credit may not exceed $250 and may not be taken for more than 3 animals per taxpayer. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Revenue & Finance
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5117ANIMAL WELFARE � LICENSE FEES(CHESNEY A)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture may audit or validate the intake and outcome of statistics required for a license renewal (rather than shall not be required to). Provides that the annual renewal license fee shall be offered to an animal shelter at a reduced rate if the animal shelter can demonstrate that it has satisfied specified requirements. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation
2/28/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
2/18/2020 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

HB5128CRIM CD-MISREP SERVICE ANIMAL(YEDNOCK L)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of misrepresenting an animal as a service animal. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly misrepresents an animal that is not a service animal as a service animal for the purpose of obtaining accommodation of the animal in a place of public accommodation that prohibits non-service animals or for the purpose of transportation of the animal on a public conveyance that prohibits non-service animals. Defines "place of public accommodation" and "service animal". Provides that a violation is a petty offense for which the court shall impose a fine of $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense, and $750 for a third or subsequent offense. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5299ANATOMICAL GIFT-RESCUE DOGS(BRADY D)
Amends the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Provides that an anatomical gift may be made, for the training of search and rescue canines, to a person operating within a State agency, emergency management agency, or local law enforcement agency.
  RECENT STATUS
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING
2/14/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Brady

HB5379IMMUNITY-DOG & CAT-LOCKED CAR(BRYANT T)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act and the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person is immune from criminal liability for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to vehicles resulting from his or her forcible entry into a vehicle and from civil liability for property damage if the person: (1) determines the vehicle is locked or there is otherwise no reasonable method for a dog or cat to exit the vehicle; (2) has a good faith belief that forcible entry into the vehicle is necessary because the dog or cat is in imminent danger of suffering harm if not immediately removed from the vehicle, and based upon the circumstances known to the person at the time, the belief is a reasonable one; (3) has made a good faith effort to contact a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system operator, law enforcement, or the fire department, and if contact is not possible prior to forcibly entering the vehicle, the person makes contact as soon as possible after forcibly entering the vehicle; (4) makes a good a faith effort to place a notice on the vehicle's windshield with the person's contact information, the reason entry was made, the location of the dog or cat, and the fact that authorities have been notified; (5) remains with the dog or cat in a safe location until law enforcement or emergency responders arrive; and (6) uses no more force than necessary to enter the vehicle to remove the dog or cat. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5448HIGH VOLUME DOG BREEDER(STAVA-MURRAY A)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that high volume breeders shall comply with specified requirements for each dog that is kept, housed, and maintained by the breeder, including enclosure size and standards, food and water standards, medical care standards, and exercise and enrichment standards. Requires the Department of Agriculture to adopt rules that require high volume breeders to keep and maintain a record of veterinary care for each dog kept, housed, and maintained by the high volume breeder. Requires a dog broker or pet shop operator that seeks to purchase a dog from a high volume breeder, or an out-of-state dog breeder that would be a high volume breeder if located in this State, to request the breeder to sign a specified document stating that the breeder is in compliance with the standards applicable to high volume breeders. Defines terms. Makes other changes.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5530ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE(KALISH Y)
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the cat or dog. Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois Department of Agriculture Law. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall compile a list comprised of pro bono attorneys and law students from each county who may serve as special advocates for these cases.
  RECENT STATUS
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING
2/14/2020 - Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish


HB5544ANIMALS-DOGS-TREPRESSS ON LAND(DAVIDSMEYER C)
Amends the Wildlife Code. Removes the provision of the Code that prohibits a person from intentionally or wantonly allowing a dog to hunt (i) on the land of another, or (ii) on the waters that flow over or stand on the land of another, without first obtaining permission from the owner or the owner's designee. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5589ANIMALS-DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE(HURLEY F)
Amends the Animal Control Act. Removes the provision that any dog found running at large contrary to the Act a second or subsequent time must be spayed or neutered, if not already spayed or neutered, within 30 days of being reclaimed and that failure to do so will result in the impoundment of the dog. Provides that a dog running at large with 3 or more other dogs, if deemed a potentially dangerous dog, may (rather than shall) be spayed or neutered and microchipped with 14 days after the completion of all complaint and appeal proceedings. Sets forth the complaint and appeal procedures the owner may take to appeal the designation of potentially dangerous dog.
  RECENT STATUS
3/12/2020 - Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING


HB5610CRIM CD-MISREP SERVICE ANIMAL(MASON J)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of misrepresentation of a service animal. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that a law enforcement officer may require the person to remove an animal that is not a service animal from a place of public accommodation if its behavior is disruptive or displays negative behaviors as provided in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Provides that the person remains responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the animal. Defines "service animal". Provides that misrepresentation of a service animal is a Class C misdemeanor. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act to make conforming changes.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal
2/20/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nathan D. Reitz
2/20/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield


HB5621HUMANE ANIMAL CARE-CANNABIS(DELUCA A)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that no person may knowingly allow an animal to ingest cannabis, including second-hand smoke, or cannabis-infused products in a way that results in the animal's sickness or death. Provides that a first violation is a Class A misdemeanor, and a second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal
2/18/2020 - Referred to House Rules
2/18/2020 - FIRST READING