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 Bill Status of HB1171  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  HORSE MEAT-HUMAN CONSUMPTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert S. Molaro - John A. Fritchey - Lou Lang and Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 635/1.5 new
225 ILCS 635/14 rep.from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 253
410 ILCS 605/2.1from Ch. 8, par. 107.1
510 ILCS 65/4from Ch. 8, par. 954
510 ILCS 70/5from Ch. 8, par. 705
510 ILCS 70/7.5
510 ILCS 75/2from Ch. 8, par. 229.52


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Horse Meat Act. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to slaughter a horse if that person knows or should know that any of the horse meat will be used for human consumption and that any person who knowingly does so shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to possess, to import into or export from the State, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse meat if that person knows or should know that any of the horse meat will be used for human consumption and that any person who knowingly does so shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Repeals a Section that excludes registered horse meat that is labeled as such in hermetically sealed containers and horse meat prepared in federally inspected plants from the provisions of the Act. Amends the Animals Intended for Food Act. Removes horses, mules, or other equidae from the definition of the term "Animal". Amends the Illinois Equine Infectious Anemia Control Act. Eliminates the testing exemption for horses transported into the State for the sole purpose of slaughter. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Eliminates an exception that allows a person to sell, offer to sell, lead, ride, transport, or drive on any public way equidae that is being sold, transported, or housed with the intent that it will be moved in an expeditious and humane manner to an approved slaughtering establishment. Excludes downed animals of the equine genus from those downed animals that may be sent directly to a slaughter facility . Amends the Humane Slaughter of Livestock Act. Provides that "Livestock" does not include horses, mules, or other equidae to be used in and for the preparation of meat or meat products for consumption by human beings. Effective immediately.

 State Debt Impact Note (Commission on Gov't Forecasting and Accountability)
 House Bill 1171 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
 Corrections Population Impact: None; Fiscal Impact: None.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert S. Molaro
  2/8/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/15/2005HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  2/24/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  2/24/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/8/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/9/2005HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 003-007-000
  3/9/2005HouseRemains in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/30/2005HouseCorrectional Note Filed
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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