Bill Status of HB4191  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  IMMUNITY-DOG & CAT-LOCKED CAR

House Sponsors
Rep. David S. Olsen - Christine Winger - Sara Feigenholtz - Kelly M. Cassidy - Allen Skillicorn, Gregory Harris, Sam Yingling, Deb Conroy, Natalie A. Manley, Frances Ann Hurley, Rita Mayfield, Jonathan Carroll and Anna Moeller

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Connelly - Julie A. Morrison - Linda Holmes - Cristina Castro - John F. Curran and Tim Bivins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/7.2 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. 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: determines the vehicle is locked or there is otherwise no reasonable method for the dog or cat to exit the vehicle; 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; 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; 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; remains with the dog or cat in a safe location until law enforcement or emergency responders arrive; and uses no more force than necessary to enter the vehicle to remove the dog or cat. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
720 ILCS 5/21-1from Ch. 38, par. 21-1
720 ILCS 5/21-2from Ch. 38, par. 21-2

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person shall not be immune from civil liability for any damage or deprivation (in the introduced bill, any damage) of property resulting from the forcible entry of a vehicle for the purpose of removing a dog or cat from the vehicle if the person's actions constitute recklessness or willful or wanton misconduct with regard to the entry of the vehicle. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Transfers provisions concerning criminal liability to the Code as an affirmative defense for the offenses of criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to vehicles. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the person removing a dog or cat from a locked vehicle must remain with the dog or cat in a safe location until law enforcement, emergency responders, or an animal control officer arrive and surrenders the dog or cat to the arriving law enforcement, emergency responders, or animal control officer (in House Amendment No. 2, remains with the dog or cat in a safe location until law enforcement or emergency responders arrive).

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the person removing a dog or cat from a locked vehicle must remain with the dog or cat in a safe location until law enforcement, an emergency responder, or an animal control officer arrives and surrenders the dog or cat to the arriving law enforcement, emergency responder, or animal control officer who will seek veterinary care if deemed necessary. Makes technical changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/15/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David S. Olsen
  1/4/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  1/11/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  1/24/2018HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  1/25/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/31/2018HouseTo Tort Liability Law Subcommittee
  2/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David S. Olsen
  2/27/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David S. Olsen
  3/2/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/7/2018HouseTo Tort Liability Law Subcommittee
  4/10/2018HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 005-000-000
  4/10/2018HouseReported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
  4/10/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/10/2018HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  4/10/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/20/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 006-000-001
  4/25/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/25/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/26/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 078-027-001
  5/1/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/1/2018SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/1/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/2/2018SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/2/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  5/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Criminal Law; 009-001-001
  5/9/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2018
  5/9/2018SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  5/11/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/11/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Criminal Law
  5/25/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  5/31/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  7/1/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments