Bill Status of SB3678 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PROTECT DOGS&CATS-TESTING
Sen. Linda Holmes and John F. Curran
| 1/21/2022||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Protection of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act. Prohibits in the State of Illinois the use of dogs or cats in toxicological experiments to achieve discovery, approval, registration, or maintenance of a pesticide, food additive, or other chemical substance. Provides an exemption for express requirements contained within the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and for testing or experimentation conducted for the purpose of developing, manufacturing, or marketing any product intended for beneficial use in nonhuman animals. Provides for enforcement by the Attorney General or a State's Attorney in the county in which a violation occurred, and provides that a prevailing official may recover civil penalties, not to exceed $5,000 for each day that each dog or each cat is used in violation of the Act, and court costs and attorney's fees. Provides that if the Attorney General or State's Attorney has reason to believe that a testing facility has engaged in or is engaging in any practice in violation and that proceedings would be in the public interest, the official may bring an action against the testing facility to restrain the action by preliminary or permanent injunction. Effective immediately.