102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Steve McClure
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Makes changes to the penalties
for persons convicted of aggravated cruelty to a companion animal.
Provides that a person convicted of causing the death of a companion animal
is guilty of a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony). Provides that
a second or subsequent conviction for an act that causes the death of a
companion animal is a Class 2 felony (rather than a Class 3 felony).
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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
changing Section 3.02 as follows:
(510 ILCS 70/3.02)
(a) No person may intentionally
commit an act that causes
a companion animal to suffer serious injury or
Aggravated cruelty does not include euthanasia of a companion
through recognized methods approved by the Department
of Agriculture unless prohibited under subsection (b).
(b) No individual, except a licensed veterinarian as
exempted under Section 3.09, may knowingly or intentionally
euthanize or authorize the euthanasia of a companion animal by
use of carbon monoxide.
(c) A person convicted of violating
this Section for an
act that causes a companion animal to suffer serious injury is
guilty of a Class 4 felony. A person convicted for an act that
causes the death of a companion animal is guilty of a Class 3
Section 3.02 is guilty of a Class 4
. A second or
for an act that causes a companion animal
to suffer serious injury is a Class 3 felony. A second or