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 Bill Status of SB1442  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 205/205-203 new
725 ILCS 5/Art. 113A heading new
725 ILCS 5/113A-1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of an animal, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the animal. Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois Department of Agriculture Law. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall compile a list comprised of pro bono attorneys and law students from each county who may serve as special advocates for these cases.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2017SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/17/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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