Full Text of SB2546 101st General Assembly
SB2546 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 1/29/2020, by Sen. Linda Holmes
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits
unlawful use of an animal in a traveling animal act when he or she
knowingly allows for the participation of an animal (rather than just an
elephant) in a traveling animal act. Provides that unlawful use of an
animal in a traveling animal act is a Class A misdemeanor. In addition to
"elephant" includes in the definition of "animal", bear, cougar, jaguar,
leopard, other than a clouded leopard, lion, non-human primate, and tiger.
Effective January 1, 2021.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
Section 48-11 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/48-11)
Unlawful use of an
traveling animal act.
(a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
"Animal" means any of the following including a hybrid
(5) leopard, excluding a clouded leopard;
(7) non-human primate; or
"Mobile or traveling animal housing facility" means a
transporting vehicle such as a truck, trailer, or railway car
used to transport or house animals while traveling to an
exhibition or other performance.
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"Performance" means an exhibition, public showing,
presentation, display, exposition, fair, animal act, circus,
ride, trade show, petting zoo, carnival, parade, race, or other
similar undertaking in which animals are required to perform
tricks, give rides, or participate as accompaniments for
entertainment, amusement, or benefit of a live audience.
"Traveling animal act" means any performance of animals
where animals are transported to, from, or between locations
for the purpose of a performance in a mobile or traveling
animal housing facility.
(b) A person commits unlawful use of an
a traveling animal act when he or she knowingly allows for the
participation of an
African elephant (Loxodonta
africana) or Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) protected under
the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973
in a traveling
(c) This Section does not apply to an exhibition of
at a non-mobile, permanent institution, or other
(d) Sentence. Unlawful use of an
traveling animal act is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 100-90, eff. 1-1-18
This Act takes effect January