Full Text of SB1801 102nd General Assembly
SB1801 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
510 ILCS 70/4.02a new
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person
convicted of aggravated cruelty, a violation involving animals for
entertainment, and dog fighting and a person convicted of similar offenses
in another jurisdiction shall register with the county sheriff for 7 years
following his or her conviction. Provides that a person with 2 or more
convictions of these offenses is subject to registration for 10 years.
Provides that following the initial registration, a repeat offender shall
annually renew the registration with the county sheriff prior to December
31 of each subsequent calendar year for a period of 10 years. Creates the
Animal Abuse Registry Fund to cover costs in the administration of the
Animal Abuse Registry. Provides that the rest of the funds collected shall
be transmitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Animal Abuse
Registry Fund. Provides that after the required period of registration,
the personal information of the offender or repeat offender shall be
removed from the local and central animal abuse registry. Makes conforming
changes to the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning animals.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.935 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.935 new)
The Animal Abuse Registry Fund.
The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
adding Section 4.02a as follows:
(510 ILCS 70/4.02a new)
Animal abuse registry.
(a) The following persons shall register with the county
sheriff for the county in which the person is located for 7
years following the conviction:
(1) Persons convicted of any of the following
(A) Aggravated cruelty, as defined in Section 3.02
of this Act.
(B) A violation involving animals for
entertainment under Section 4.01 of this Act.
(C) Dog fighting, under Section 48-1 of the
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Criminal Code of 2012.
(2) Persons currently residing in this State who have
been convicted of offenses similar to the crimes cited in
paragraph (1) of this subsection (a) under the laws of the
United States or one of its territories or possessions,
another state, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth
of Puerto Rico, or a foreign nation.
(a-5) An initial registration fee of $50 shall be due at
the time of registration. For every subsequent renewal
registration, a fee of $25 shall be due. For each fee
collected, $2 shall be retained by the sheriff for the
administrative costs of the registry. The rest of the funds
collected shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer for
deposit into the Animal Abuse Registry Fund. A special fund in
the State treasury is hereby created which shall be known as
the Animal Abuse Registry Fund. Monies in the Fund shall be
appropriated to the Illinois State Police to cover costs in
the administration of the Animal Abuse Registry.
(b) A person with 2 or more convictions of any of the
offenses set forth in subsection (a) shall be subject to
registration for 10 years.
(c) An offender or repeat offender following release from
incarceration, upon parole or mandatory supervised release
from a correctional institution, or upon commencement of
immediate punishment or probation that results from a
conviction for an offense listed under subsection (a) who is
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located within the boundaries of this State for more than 30
consecutive days, shall register with the county sheriff for
the county in which the offender or repeat offender is located
before the end of the 31st day.
(d) An offender or repeat offender who is currently
registered in the county of the offender's previous location
within this State shall reregister with the county sheriff for
the county in which the offender or repeat offender is now
located no later than 30 days after moving to the new location
in this State.
(e) Following the initial registration under this Section,
an offender shall annually renew the registration with the
county sheriff prior to December 31 of each subsequent
calendar year for a period of 7 years. Following the initial
registration under this Section, a repeat offender shall
annually renew the registration with the county sheriff prior
to December 31 of each subsequent calendar year for a period of
(f) The offender or repeat offender shall provide the
county sheriff with the following information:
(1) Legal name and any other names or aliases that the
offender uses or has used.
(2) Date of birth.
(3) Current address or location.
(4) The county or counties in this State where the
offender is registered under this Section.
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(g) The county sheriff shall obtain the following from the
offender or repeat offender:
(1) A photograph of the offender.
(2) A description of any tattoos, scars, or other
distinguishing features on the offender's body that would
assist in identifying the offender.
(h) For registration renewal, the offender or repeat
offender shall provide updated information for the required
information contained in subsections (f) and (g).
(i) The county sheriff shall establish and maintain a
local registry of offenders in the sheriff's jurisdiction to
be known as the local animal abuse registry. The sheriff shall
be responsible for forwarding all registration information to
the Illinois State Police. After the required period of
registration, the personal information of the offender or
repeat offender shall be removed from the local animal abuse
(j) The Illinois State Police shall establish and maintain
a central registry of offenders required to register under
this Section to be known as the central animal abuse registry.
Information contained in the central animal abuse registry of
offenders shall be made available to the public through the
Internet and telephone. All of the information contained in an
offender's registration shall be made available to the public.
Records of each registration shall be maintained for the
period that an offender or repeat offender is required to be
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registered. After the required period of registration, the
personal information of the offender or repeat offender shall
be removed from the central animal abuse registry.
An individual may use the information contained in the
central animal abuse registry and the local animal abuse
registry for protecting animals at risk of abuse.
(k) The sentencing court shall inform offenders and repeat
offenders at the time of sentencing of the provisions of this
Section. The court shall:
(1) Specifically inform the offender of the duty to
register and provide the information required for
(2) Specifically inform the offender of the duty to
inform the county sheriff within 30 days if the offender
or repeat offender changes residence or establishes an
additional residence or residences.
(3) Require the offender to read and sign a form
stating that the duty to register under this Section has
been provided in writing and has been explained. If the
offender is incapable of reading, the court shall certify
the duty to register was explained to the offender and the
offender indicated an understanding of the duty.
(l) An individual who is subject to registration under
this Section commits an offense if he or she knowingly fails
(1) Register or reregister with the county sheriff as
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required under this Section.
(2) Provide accurate information when registering
under this Section.
A person subject to registration under this Section who
violates this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony for the
first offense and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent
This Act takes effect upon