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Full Text of HB3826  97th General Assembly


Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

Filed: 3/2/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3826 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
514-6.02 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/14-6.02)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14-6.02)
7    Sec. 14-6.02. Service animals. Service animals such as
8guide dogs, signal dogs or any other animal individually
9trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a student with a
10disability shall be permitted to accompany that student at all
11school functions, whether in or outside the classroom. For the
12purposes of this Section, "service animal" has the same meaning
13as in Section 1 of the Service Animal Access Act.
14(Source: P.A. 87-228.)
15    Section 10. The Guide Dog Access Act is amended by changing



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1the title of the Act and Sections 0.01 and 1 as follows:
2    (720 ILCS 630/Act title)
3An Act in relation to a blind person accompanied by service
4animal guide dog in place of public accommodation.
5    (720 ILCS 630/0.01)  (from Ch. 38, par. 65)
6    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
7Service Animal Guide Dog Access Act.
8(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
9    (720 ILCS 630/1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 65-1)
10    Sec. 1. When a blind, hearing impaired or physically
11handicapped person with a physical, mental, or intellectual
12disability requiring the use of a service animal or a person
13who is subject to epilepsy or other seizure disorders is
14accompanied by a service animal a dog which serves as a guide,
15leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog for such person
16or when a trainer of a service animal guide, leader,
17seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog is accompanied by a
18service animal guide, leader, seizure-alert, or
19seizure-response dog or a dog that is being trained to be a
20guide, leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response dog, neither
21the person nor the service animal dog shall be denied the right
22of entry and use of facilities of any public place of
23accommodation as defined in Section 5-101 of the "Illinois



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1Human Rights Act", if such animal dog is wearing a harness,
2backpack, or vest identifying it as a service animal and such
3person presents credentials for inspection issued by a school
4for training guide, leader, seizure-alert, or seizure-response
6    For the purposes of this Section, "service animal"
7includes, but is not limited to, an animal trained or being
8trained as a hearing animal, a guide animal, an assistance
9animal, a seizure alert animal, a mobility animal, a
10psychiatric service animal, an autism service animal, or an
11animal trained for any other physical, mental, or intellectual
13    Any violation of this Act is a Class C misdemeanor.
14(Source: P.A. 92-187, eff. 1-1-02; 93-532, eff. 1-1-04.)
15    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
16becoming law.".