Bill Status of SB2280 97th General Assembly
Short Description: ANIMAL WELFARE-PET SHOPS
Sen. Michael Connelly - Thomas Cullerton - Linda Holmes - Jacqueline Y. Collins, John F. Curran, Cristina Castro and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
| 1/10/2018||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides restrictions on the retail sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits by pet shop operators in Will County and DuPage County. Provides that pet shop operators may offer a dog, cat, or rabbit for sale only if the pet shop operator has obtained the dog, cat, or rabbit from an animal control facility, animal shelter, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by a subdivision of local, State, or federal government or a specified animal rescue organization. Provides that a pet shop operator shall not offer for sale a dog, cat, or rabbit that is younger than 8 weeks old. Provides that a pet shop operator shall maintain specified records of each dog, cat, or rabbit sold. Provides for civil penalties for each violation of the provisions. Provides that the provisions do not prohibit the county or a municipality in Will County or DuPage County from adopting requirements that are more protective of animal welfare than those set forth in the provisions. Provides that the home rule units in Will County or DuPage County may adopt an ordinance explicitly exempting itself from the provisions and requires a copy of the ordinance to be filed with the Index Department of the Secretary of State's Office. Limits the concurrent exercise of power by home rule units.