98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Daniel J. Burke
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
510 ILCS 70/2.01b-1 new
510 ILCS 70/3.02
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that no person may
knowingly beat, cruelly treat, torment, starve, overwork, or otherwise
abuse any animal in the presence of a minor. Defines "in the presence of a
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 Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
adding Section 2.01b-1 and by changing Section 3.02 as follows:
(510 ILCS 70/2.01b-1 new)
In the presence of a minor.
"In the presence
of a minor" means in the physical presence of a person under 18
years of age or knowing or having reason to know that a person
under 18 years of age is present and may see or hear an act
constituting a violation.
(510 ILCS 70/3.02)
(a) No person may intentionally
commit an act that causes a
companion animal to suffer serious injury or
cruelty does not include euthanasia of a companion animal
through recognized methods approved by the Department of
Agriculture unless prohibited under subsection (b).
(a-5) No person may knowingly beat, cruelly treat, torment,
starve, overwork, or otherwise abuse any animal in the presence
of a minor.
(b) No individual, except a licensed veterinarian as