Public Act 095-0276
SB0341 Enrolled LRB095 10536 HLH 30753 b

    AN ACT concerning municipalities.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
Section 11-20-14 as follows:
    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-14 new)
    Sec. 11-20-14. Companion dogs; restaurants.
Notwithstanding any other prohibition to the contrary, a
municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more may, by
ordinance, authorize the presence of companion dogs in outdoor
areas of restaurants where food is served, if the ordinance
provides for adequate controls to ensure compliance with the
Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Food Handling
Regulation Enforcement Act, the Sanitary Food Preparation Act,
and any other applicable statutes and ordinances. An ordinance
enacted under this Section shall provide that: (i) no companion
dog shall be present in the interior of any restaurant or in
any area where food is prepared; and (ii) the restaurant shall
have the right to refuse to serve the owner of a companion dog
if the owner fails to exercise reasonable control over the
companion dog or the companion dog is otherwise behaving in a
manner that compromises or threatens to compromise the health
or safety of any person present in the restaurant, including,
but not limited to, violations and potential violations of any
applicable health code or other statute or ordinance. An
ordinance enacted under this Section may also provide for a
permitting process to authorize individual restaurants to
permit dogs as provided in this Section and to charge
applicants and authorized restaurants a reasonable permit fee
as the ordinance may establish.
    For the purposes of this Section, "companion dog" means a
dog other than a service dog assisting a handicapped person.