Bill Status of HB5492 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-LAW ENFORCEMENT ANIMAL
Rep. Tom Weber
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a person, during the commission of a felony, to knowingly kill or severely injure any animal used by a law enforcement agency, a fire department, or a search and rescue team or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the agency or department. Provides that it is unlawful for a person, during the commission of a felony, to knowingly kill or seriously injure any search and rescue dog, any police animal, or any accelerant detection dog used by a firefighter or fire investigator for arson investigations in the performance of the animal's functions or duties or in training. Provides that if the offender is found guilty, the offender shall be responsible for any veterinarian and medical expenses for the animal that was injured, and purchase and training costs for another, if the animal is killed or injured and is no longer able to be in service. Provides that a violation is a Class 2 felony.