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Full Text of SB2270  100th General Assembly




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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 Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
5changing Section 3.01 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 70/3.01)  (from Ch. 8, par. 703.01)
7    Sec. 3.01. Cruel treatment.
8    (a) No person or owner may beat, cruelly treat, torment,
9starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any animal.
10    (b) No owner may abandon any animal where it may become a
11public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure.
12    (c) No owner of a dog or cat that is a companion animal may
13expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in
14a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period of time in
15extreme heat or cold conditions that:
16        (1) results in injury to or death of the animal; or
17        (2) results in hypothermia, hyperthermia, frostbite,
18    or similar condition as diagnosed by a doctor of veterinary
19    medicine.
20    (c-5) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit an animal from
21being impounded in an emergency situation under subsection (b)
22of Section 12 of this Act.
23    (c-10) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a law



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1enforcement officer from taking temporary custody of a dog or
2cat that is a companion animal that is exposed in a manner that
3places the dog or cat in a life-threatening situation for a
4prolonged period of time in extreme heat or cold conditions
5that may result in injury or death of the dog or cat or may
6result in hypothermia, hyperthermia, frostbite, or similar
7condition. Upon taking temporary custody of the dog or cat
8under this subsection (c-10), the law enforcement officer shall
9attempt to contact the owner of the dog or cat and shall seek
10emergency veterinary care for the animal as soon as available.
11The law enforcement officer shall leave information of the
12location of the dog or cat if the owner cannot be reached. The
13owner of the dog or cat is responsible for any costs of
14providing care to the dog or cat.
15    (d) A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty
16of a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction for
17a violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony. In addition to
18any other penalty provided by law, a person who is convicted of
19violating subsection (a) upon a companion animal in the
20presence of a child, as defined in Section 12-0.1 of the
21Criminal Code of 2012, shall be subject to a fine of $250 and
22ordered to perform community service for not less than 100
23hours. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, upon
24conviction for violating this Section, the court may order the
25convicted person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric
26evaluation and to undergo any treatment at the convicted



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1person's expense that the court determines to be appropriate
2after due consideration of the evidence. If the convicted
3person is a juvenile or a companion animal hoarder, the court
4must order the convicted person to undergo a psychological or
5psychiatric evaluation and to undergo treatment that the court
6determines to be appropriate after due consideration of the
8(Source: P.A. 99-311, eff. 1-1-16; 99-357, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642,
9eff. 7-28-16; 99-782, eff. 8-12-16.)