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Full Text of HB2381  97th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/18/2011, by Rep. Tom Cross


510 ILCS 5/9  from Ch. 8, par. 359

    Amends the Animal Control Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning impounding dogs.

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1    AN ACT concerning animals.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Animal Control Act is amended by changing
5Section 9 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 5/9)  (from Ch. 8, par. 359)
7    Sec. 9. Any dog found running at large contrary to
8provisions of this Act may be apprehended and and impounded.
9For this purpose, the Administrator shall utilize any existing
10or available animal control facility or licensed animal
11shelter. The dog's owner shall pay a $25 public safety fine,
12$20 of which shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control
13Fund and $5 of which shall be retained by the county or
14municipality. A dog found running at large contrary to the
15provisions of this Act a second or subsequent time must be
16spayed or neutered within 30 days after being reclaimed unless
17already spayed or neutered; failure to comply shall result in
19    A dog that is actively engaged in a legal hunting activity,
20including training, is not considered to be running at large if
21the dog is on land that is open to hunting or on land on which
22the person has obtained permission to hunt or to train a dog. A
23dog that is in a dog-friendly area or dog park is not



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1considered to be running at large if the dog is monitored or
2supervised by a person.
3(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; 95-550, eff. 6-1-08.)