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 Bill Status of HB2924  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMAL ADOPTION-DISCLOSURES

House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Fine, Sara Feigenholtz, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Deborah Mell, Robert Rita, Christian L. Mitchell, Linda Chapa LaVia, Michelle Mussman and Robert F. Martwick

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 605/2from Ch. 8, par. 302
225 ILCS 605/3from Ch. 8, par. 303
225 ILCS 605/3.3
225 ILCS 605/3.4
225 ILCS 605/3.5
225 ILCS 605/3.6 new
225 ILCS 605/20.6 new
225 ILCS 605/20.7 new
225 ILCS 605/20.8 new
225 ILCS 605/20.9 new
225 ILCS 605/21.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Defines "animal", "animal rescue group", "kill shelter", "no kill", "guardian", "pet", "biological supply facility", and "medical necessity". Requires certain disclosures to be made by animal shelters, animal control facilities, and animal rescue groups. Provides that any guardian who has brought his or her pet to an animal shelter, animal control facility, or animal rescue group may redeem the pet if the animal shelter, animal control facility, or animal rescue group decides that the pet is not adoptable and shall be put down for reasons other than medical necessity. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to issue fines for violation of the Act. Provides that injunctive relief shall be available to correct violations of the Act. Classifies individuals with standing to bring a civil suit against animal shelters, animal control facilities, and animal rescue groups and provides that a pet owner, guardian, or person who is successful in obtaining a judgment or a settlement shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees. Makes corresponding changes to provisions concerning licensing of certain animal businesses; adoption of dogs and cats; release of animals to shelters; and information on dogs and cats available for adoption by an animal shelter or animal control facility.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 605/2
225 ILCS 605/3
225 ILCS 605/3.3
225 ILCS 605/3.4
225 ILCS 605/3.5
225 ILCS 605/20.8 new
225 ILCS 605/20.9 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that every animal shelter and animal control facility shall make the following disclosures on their website and on a conspicuous sign at the facility: the number: of (i) dogs and cats taken in, adopted out, and euthanized; (ii) dogs and cats found dead in the animal shelter or animal control facility; (iii) dogs and cats that were transferred to other animal shelters or animal rescue groups; and (iv) animals by species received from seizure and the number of seized animals by species adopted out, transferred, or euthanized. Provides that an animal shelter or animal control facility may charge a fee to persons surrendering their animals. Provides that every animal shelter and animal control facility shall include a place on its surrender forms that can be checked with a place for contact information where the person surrendering the dog or cat can be reached if the dog or cat is scheduled for euthanasia. Provides that if the person who surrendered the animal requests the return of the animal, then the animal shelter or animal control facility may return the animal to the person who surrendered the dog or cat and charge an adoption fee. Provides that an animal shelter or animal control facility may not refuse to adopt or transfer a dog or cat based solely on certain characteristics of the animal. Contains a home rule preemption. Effective January 1, 2014.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/25/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/26/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/14/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  3/18/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Consumer Protection Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 008-004-000
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/22/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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