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Full Text of HB2500  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Harry Benton

Filed: 3/21/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2500 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Animal Welfare Act is amended by changing
5Section 3.3 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 605/3.3)
7    Sec. 3.3. Adoption of dogs and cats.
8    (a) An animal shelter or animal control facility shall not
9adopt out any dog or adopt out or return to field any cat
10unless it has been sterilized and microchipped. However, an
11animal shelter or animal control facility may adopt out a dog
12or cat that has not been sterilized and microchipped if the
13adopting owner has executed a written agreement to have
14sterilizing and microchipping procedures performed within 14
15days after a licensed veterinarian certifies the dog or cat is
16healthy enough for sterilizing and microchipping procedures



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1and a licensed veterinarian has certified that the dog or cat
2is too sick or injured to be sterilized or it would be
3detrimental to the health of the dog or cat to be sterilized or
4microchipped at the time of the adoption.
5    (b) An animal shelter or animal control facility may adopt
6out any dog or cat that is not free of disease, injury, or
7abnormality if the disease, injury, or abnormality is
8disclosed in writing to the adopter, and the animal shelter or
9animal control facility allows the adopter to return the
10animal to the animal shelter or animal control facility.
11    (c) The requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this
12Section do not apply to adoptions subject to Section 11 of the
13Animal Control Act.
14    (d) An animal shelter or animal control facility shall
15waive the adoption fee for a dog or cat if the person adopting
16the dog or cat:
17        (1) presents to the animal shelter or animal control
18    facility a current and valid driver's license with the
19    word "veteran" printed on its face, a current and valid
20    Illinois Identification Card with the word "veteran"
21    printed on its face, or a certified copy of the person's
22    Department of Defense form DD-214 (Certificate of Release
23    or Discharge from Active Duty) and a valid driver's
24    license or valid Illinois Identification Card; and
25        (2) complies with the adoption policies of the animal
26    shelter or animal control facility.



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1    (e) An animal shelter or animal control facility may limit
2the number of dogs or cats adopted from that animal shelter or
3animal control facility pursuant to this Section to one dog or
4cat each in a 2-year period.
5(Source: P.A. 101-295, eff. 8-9-19; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21.)".