SB131FERAL CATS-RABIES VACCINATION(TRACY J)
House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill. Provides that the registration requirements or any fee imposed by the county under the Act shall not apply to feral cats.
  RECENT STATUS
8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0299
8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED
Position:  Monitor


SB154CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS(HOLMES L)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits unlawful use of an animal (currently, this provision only covers elephants) in a traveling animal act when he or she knowingly allows for the participation of an animal in a traveling animal act. Unlawful use of an animal in a traveling animal act is a Class A misdemeanor. Defines "animal". Effective July 1, 2019.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2/21/2019 - Postponed - Agriculture
2/21/2019 - Do Pass Agriculture; 006-005-000
Position:  Oppose


SB1179COUNTY ZONING-ANIMAL HUSBANDRY(MCCONCHIE D)
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that counties may impose regulations, eliminate uses, buildings, or structures or require permits for parcels of land consisting of less than 20 acres being used for animal husbandry (other than equine activity) within or adjacent to residential zoning districts in counties with a population in excess of 675,000.
  RECENT STATUS
3/28/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
3/22/2019 - Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
2/20/2019 - Postponed - Local Government


SB1186IDPH-ANTIBIOTICS-ANIMALS(KOEHLER D)
Creates the Administration of Antibiotics to Food-Producing Animals Act. Provides that a medically important antibiotic may be administered to a food-producing animal only if prescribed by a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004 who has visited the farm operation within the previous 6 months and only if deemed necessary for specified purposes. Provides that a producer may provide a medically important antibiotic to a food-producing animal only for the period necessary to accomplish the specified purposes. Provides that in that case, antibiotics should be used on the smallest number of animals and for the shortest time possible. Provides that a producer shall keep a record of the specific beginning and ending dates for the provision of an antibiotic. Provides that provisions concerning the administration of antibiotics to food-producing animals take effect on January 1, 2021. Requires a producer that operates a large concentrated animal feeding operation, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to file an annual report containing specified information in a form and manner required by the Department of Public Health by rule. Provides that, except for the identities of individual producers, all information reported to the Department under the Act shall be public record, to be made available on the Department's website. Provides that the Department may take the actions necessary to prepare to implement the provisions of the Act in advance of the effective date of the other provisions of the Act. Provides that the Attorney General has the exclusive authority to enforce the Act, may issue a civil penalty up to $1,000 for a violation of the Act, and may seek an injunction to prevent a violation of the Act.
  RECENT STATUS
4/4/2019 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
3/28/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
3/22/2019 - Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
Position:  Monitor


SB1311ANIMALS-PENALTIES(PLUMMER J)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Increases penalties of owner's duties, cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, animal torture, and depiction of animal cruelty by one class.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2/20/2019 - To Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
2/13/2019 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law
Position:  Oppose


SB1312ANIMALS-LOCKED CAR-LIABILITY(PLUMMER J)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person is immune from civil liability for property damage to a locked vehicle when the damage results from forcible entry of the vehicle to remove a dog or cat from the vehicle if certain circumstances occur. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is an affirmative defense from criminal damage to property or criminal trespass to vehicles if the entry or damage to the locked vehicle results from removing a dog or cat from the vehicle if certain circumstances occur. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2/20/2019 - To Subcommittee on Special Issues (CL)
2/13/2019 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law
Position:  Oppose


SB1339HEALTHY PET MONTH(TRACY J)
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
4/4/2019 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
3/27/2019 - Referred to House Rules
3/27/2019 - FIRST READING
Position:  Support


SB1347DO NOT ADOPT REGISTRY(ELLMAN L)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that upon entering a conviction, on or after January 1, 2020, for a violation of specified provisions of the Act, or of specified provisions of the Criminal Code of 2012, by a defendant 18 years of age or older, the presiding judge shall notify the defendant that the conviction will be reported to the national animal abuse Do Not Adopt Registry. Provides that the court shall order the clerk of the court to send notice of the conviction and the defendant's name, date of birth, and offense for which the defendant has been convicted, to the national Do Not Adopt Registry. Provides that any animal shelter, pet store, animal breeder, or individual may conduct a search of the national Do Not Adopt Registry prior to selling, transferring, delivering, or placing for adoption a companion animal to another person. Provides that no cause of action shall arise from the failure of any animal shelter, pet store, animal breeder, or person to conduct a search of the national Do Not Adopt Registry prior to selling, transferring, delivering, or placing for adoption a companion animal to another person. Provides that no cause of action shall arise from the actions of any animal shelter, pet store, animal breeder, or person in conducting a search of the national Do Not Adopt Registry prior to selling, transferring, delivering, or placing for adoption a companion animal to another person.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2/13/2019 - Assigned to Senate State Government
2/13/2019 - Referred to Senate Assignments
Position:  Oppose


SB1572ANIMAL-STRAY DOG REPORTING(FEIGENHOLTZ S)
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Provides that any individual who decides to hold in his or her possession any lost or stray dog of which he or she is not the owner shall, within 48 hours of taking possession of the lost or stray dog shall make every reasonable attempt to contact the owner as soon as possible and relinquish the dog to the owner within a reasonable amount of time after making contact (in the introduced bill, make every reasonable attempt to contact the owner as soon as possible, and return the dog if the owner is found). Changes reference from pedigree to gender. Defines "hold". Makes technical changes.
  RECENT STATUS
2/26/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
6/21/2019 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
5/10/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


SB1665PMP-LICENSED VETERINARIANS(HASTINGS M)
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act concerning the Prescription Monitoring Program. Provides that beginning on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a licensed veterinarian shall be exempt from registration and prohibited from accessing patient information in the Prescription Monitoring Program. Provides that licensed veterinarians that are existing registrants shall be removed from the Prescription Monitoring Program. Exempts licensed veterinarians from the reporting requirements of the Program. Provides that if a person who is presenting an animal for treatment is suspected of fraudulently obtaining any controlled substance or prescription for a controlled substance, the licensed veterinarian shall report that information to the local law enforcement agency. Removes veterinarian members from the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee and the Peer Review Committee. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
8/16/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0414
8/16/2019 - Effective Date August 16, 2019
8/16/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED
Position:  Monitor


SB2129ANIMAL WELFARE-FINE COLLECTION(HOLMES L)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that if a person or entity fails or refuses to pay an administrative fine imposed by the Department of Agriculture for a violation of the Act, the Department may prohibit that person or entity from renewing a license under the Act until the fine is paid in full. Provides that any penalty of $500 or more not paid within 120 days of issuance by the Department shall be submitted to the Department of Revenue for collection as provided under the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
3/21/2019 - Postponed - Agriculture
3/21/2019 - Senate Agriculture, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor


SB2131ANIMAL WELFARE-LICENSE FEES(HOLMES L)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Increases the fee schedule for licenses and license renewal under the Act. Provides a $50 fee for additional licenses issued to the same licensee.
  RECENT STATUS
3/22/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
3/14/2019 - Postponed - Agriculture
3/14/2019 - Senate Agriculture, (First Hearing)
Position:  Monitor


SB2462HOMEOWNER'S LIABILITY INS-DOGS(HOLMES L)
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurer that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to any person or against liability for injury to or destruction of property, arising out of ownership or lease of residential one, 2, 3, or 4 dwelling real property, may cancel, charge, or impose an increased premium or rate for or refuse to issue or renew that kind of policy or contract based in whole or in part upon the harboring of a dog found to be vicious under the Animal Control Act upon the insured property. Provides that an insurer that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to any person or against liability for injury to or destruction of property, arising out of ownership or lease of residential one, 2, 3, or 4 dwelling real property, may not cancel, charge, or impose an increased premium or rate for or refuse to issue or renew that kind of policy or contract based in whole or in part upon the harboring of a specific breed of dog upon the insured property.
  RECENT STATUS
3/5/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
3/5/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
3/4/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Insurance
Position:  Support


SB2472ANIMALS-AWARD OF A LIVE ANIMAL(HILTON S)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Prohibits a carnival from offering, awarding, or giving away any live animal in a game, contest, or tournament involving skill or chance. Provides that the carnival may offer a coupon, certificate, or voucher to obtain the live animal from a licensed pet store as the prize. Defines "carnival".
  RECENT STATUS
2/27/2020 - To Subcommittee on Special Issues (AG)
2/5/2020 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Mu?oz
1/29/2020 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva


SB2546CRIM CD-TRAVELING ANIMALS(HOLMES L)
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits unlawful use of an animal in a traveling animal act when he or she knowingly allows for the participation of an animal (rather than just an elephant) in a traveling animal act. Provides that unlawful use of an animal in a traveling animal act is a Class A misdemeanor. In addition to "elephant" includes in the definition of "animal", bear, cougar, jaguar, leopard, other than a clouded leopard, lion, non-human primate, and tiger. Effective January 1, 2021.
  RECENT STATUS
2/27/2020 - Postponed - Agriculture
2/27/2020 - Senate Agriculture, (First Hearing)
2/5/2020 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez


SB2998ANIMALS-WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN(KOEHLER D)
Amends the Livestock Management Facilities Act. Provides that the owner or operator of a livestock management facility of less than 1,000 animal units shall be (rather than shall not be) required to prepare and maintain a waste management plan. Requires the owner or operator of an existing livestock management facility that has or will exceed more than 5,000 animal units to file its waste management plan with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture (rather than only the Department of Agriculture). Provides that a waste management plan shall be submitted electronically to both the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture. Provides that any person who is issued a warning from the Department for failure to submit a waste management plan shall have 15 working days (rather than 30 working days) to prepare a waste management plan. Provides that following the second violation, the Department shall (rather than may) issue an operational cease and desist order until compliance is attained.
  RECENT STATUS
2/27/2020 - To Subcommittee on Special Issues (AG)
2/27/2020 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2/11/2020 - Assigned to Senate Agriculture


SB3078ANIMAL WELFARE-PET SHOPS(CASTRO C)
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter. Provides that an animal control facility or animal shelter that supplies dogs or cats to pet shop operators to be offered for sale shall not be a dog breeder or a cat breeder or obtain dogs or cats from a dog breeder, a cat breeder, a person who resells dogs or cats from a breeder, or a person who sells dogs or cats at auction in exchange for payment or compensation. Defines the term "offer for sale" and modifies the definitions of "pet shop operator" and "animal shelter". Effective 180 days after becoming law.
  RECENT STATUS
3/5/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Commerce and Economic Development
3/4/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
3/4/2020 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro


SB3088ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY(CULLERTON T)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person convicted of aggravated cruelty, a violation involving animals for entertainment, and dog fighting and a person convicted of similar offenses in another jurisdiction shall register with the county sheriff for 7 years following his or her conviction. Provides that a person with 2 or more convictions of these offenses is subject to registration for 10 years. Provides that following the initial registration, a repeat offender shall annually renew the registration with the county sheriff prior to December 31 of each subsequent calendar year for a period of 10 years. Creates the Animal Abuse Registry Fund to cover costs in the administration of the Animal Abuse Registry. Provides that the rest of the funds collected shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Animal Abuse Registry Fund. Provides that after the required period of registration, the personal information of the offender or repeat offender shall be removed from the local and central animal abuse registry. Makes conforming changes to the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.
  RECENT STATUS
2/25/2020 - To Subcommittee on CLEAR Compliance
2/11/2020 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law
2/7/2020 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton


SB3133ANIMALS-TECH(FEIGENHOLTZ S)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
  RECENT STATUS
2/6/2020 - Referred to Senate Assignments
2/6/2020 - FIRST READING
2/6/2020 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz


SB3134ANIMALS-TECH(FEIGENHOLTZ S)
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
  RECENT STATUS
2/6/2020 - Referred to Senate Assignments
2/6/2020 - FIRST READING
2/6/2020 - Filed with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz


SB3581CRIM PRO-TESTIFY-FACILITY DOG(BUSH M)
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of an offense that is a violent crime as defined in the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, the court may set any conditions it finds just and appropriate on the taking of testimony of a victim who is a child under the age of 18 years or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability, involving the use of a facility dog in any proceeding involving that offense.
  RECENT STATUS
3/3/2020 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
3/3/2020 - Assigned to Senate Criminal Law
2/27/2020 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman