Full Text of SB1656 102nd General Assembly
SB1656 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
225 ILCS 610/1.1
from Ch. 8, par. 149.1
225 ILCS 610/17.1 new
225 ILCS 610/19a
from Ch. 8, par. 167a
720 ILCS 5/48-7
Amends the Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act. Changes the name of the
Act to the Animal Mortality Act (and amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to
make a corresponding change). Provides that the Director of Agriculture
may declare a mass animal mortality event. Provides that the Director
shall notify the Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the declaration
no later than 24 hours following the declaration. Provides that the
Department of Agriculture shall create and file with the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency a mass animal mortality event plan. Provides
that following the Director's declaration of a mass animal mortality
event, the Department shall implement the most recent mass animal
mortality event plan on file with the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency. Adds definitions for "mass animal mortality event", "director",
"dead animal", and "operator".
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Dead Animal Disposal Act is
amended by changing Sections 1.1 and 19a and by adding Section
17.1 as follows:
(225 ILCS 610/1.1)
(from Ch. 8, par. 149.1)
As used in this Act, unless the context
(a) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of
the State of
(b) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership,
association, corporation or other business entity.
(c) "Renderer" means any person who, for other than human
collects, cooks and processes bodies or parts of
bodies of dead animals,
poultry or fish, or used cooking
grease and oils, for the purpose of
salvaging hides, wool,
skins or feathers, and
for the production of animal, poultry,
or fish protein, blood meal,
bone meal, grease or tallow.
(d) "Blender" means any person who acquires inedible
bodies or parts of bodies of dead animals,
poultry or fish, or used
cooking grease and oils, for the
blending them to obtain a desired percentage of
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protein, degree of quality
or color for use in animal feed,
poultry feed or fertilizers.
(e) "Collection center" means any place where bodies or
parts of bodies
of dead animals, poultry or fish, or used
cooking grease and cooking oils, are collected
into a permitted vehicle for delivery to the renderer.
(f) "Permittee" means any person issued a vehicle permit
of this Act.
(g) "Licensee" means any person licensed under the
provisions of this Act.
(h) "Rendering materials" means bodies or parts of bodies
of dead animals,
poultry or fish, or used cooking grease and
(i) "Animal collection service" means a company that
conveys dead animals
to a landfill facility licensed under the
Environmental Protection Act when no
rendering service is
Waste haulers collecting waste in which a dead
animal is included incidental
to such waste shall not be
considered an "animal collection service"
(j) "Grease and oil collector" means any person who
collects for reuse or recycling used cooking grease and
cooking oils in a permitted vehicle for delivery to a grease
and cooking oil processor for purposes other than rendering or
(k) "Grease and oil processor" means any person who
stores, filters, processes, or distributes for reuse or
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recycling used cooking grease and cooking oils for uses other
than rendering or blending.
(l) "Mass animal mortality event" means an event, as
declared by the Director, in which large numbers of animals of
a single or multiple species die or are at an increased risk of
mortality due to disease, natural disaster, or any other
non-disease related event, including, but not limited to,
market disruption or ventilation failure.
(m) "Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
(n) "Dead animal" means the carcass or tissue from a
deceased domesticated animal, poultry, fish, captive wild
animal, or captive wildlife.
(o) "Operator" means the person or entity that has been
designated by the owner, through contract or otherwise, as
responsible for conveying dead animals.
(Source: P.A. 98-785, eff. 1-1-15
(225 ILCS 610/17.1 new)
Mass animal mortality event.
(a) The Director, at his or her discretion, may declare a
mass animal mortality event. The Director shall notify the
Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the declaration. The
notification shall be made without delay, but no later than 24
hours following the declaration.
(b) The Department shall create and file with the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency a mass animal mortality event
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plan. The plan must include and describe, at a minimum, the
following options of disposal:
(1) burial, which may include methods and procedures
for above-ground burial;
(3) transfer to a landfill;
(4) composting, which may be conducted on the site
where the death of the animals occurred or by transporting
the bodies to a licensed landfill or to a centralized
off-site location determined at the time of the mass
animal mortality event;
(5) incineration; and
(6) any other acceptable method as determined by the
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act,
following the Director's declaration of a mass animal
mortality event, the Department shall implement the most
recent mass animal mortality event plan on file with the
Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(225 ILCS 610/19a)
(from Ch. 8, par. 167a)
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
Animal Mortality Act
Dead Animal Disposal Act"
(Source: P.A. 83-760.)
The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by
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changing Section 48-7 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/48-7)
Feeding garbage to animals.
(a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture of
the State of
"Garbage" has the same meaning as in the federal Swine
Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3802) and also includes
putrescible vegetable waste. "Garbage" does not include
the contents of the bovine digestive tract.
"Person" means any person, firm, partnership,
or other legal entity, any
public or private institution, the State, or any municipal
corporation or political subdivision of the
(b) A person commits feeding garbage to animals when he or
she feeds or permits the feeding of garbage to swine or any
animals or poultry on any farm or any other premises where
swine are kept.
(c) Establishments licensed under the
Animal Mortality Act
Illinois Dead Animal Disposal
or under similar laws in
other states are exempt from the provisions of this Section.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to
any person who
feeds garbage produced in his or her own
household to animals or poultry kept on
the premises where he
or she resides except this garbage if fed to swine shall not
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contain particles of meat.
(e) Sentence. Feeding garbage to animals is a Class B
misdemeanor, and for the first
offense shall be fined not less
than $100 nor more than $500 and for a
second or subsequent
offense shall be fined not less than $200 nor more
than $500 or
imprisoned in a penal institution other than the penitentiary
for not more than 6 months, or both.
(f) A person violating this Section may be enjoined by the
continuing the violation.
(g) The Department may make reasonable inspections
necessary for the
enforcement of this Section, and is
authorized to enforce, and administer the
provisions of this
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13; 98-785, eff. 1-1-15