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 Bill Status of HB4603  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMALS-POLICE AND SERVICE

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Burke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/4.04from Ch. 8, par. 704.04
510 ILCS 70/7.15


Synopsis As Introduced
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 placed in confinement 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 is guilty of a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony) if the animal is killed or totally disabled and a person is guilty of a Class 2 felony (rather than a Class 3 felony) if the animal is killed or totally disabled. 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 a 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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  2/7/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2018HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/9/2018HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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