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 Bill Status of HB5143  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMAL FACILITY - OFFENSES

House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Sacia

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/9/2012HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 215/3from Ch. 8, par. 753
720 ILCS 215/4from Ch. 8, par. 754
720 ILCS 215/4.3 new
720 ILCS 215/4.5 new
720 ILCS 215/5from Ch. 8, par. 755
720 ILCS 215/6from Ch. 8, par. 756
720 ILCS 215/6.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Research and Production Facilities Protection Act. Adds definition for "deprive". Changes current prohibited acts into animal facility tampering and adds disrupting operations at the animal facility, if the operations directly relate to agricultural production, animal maintenance, veterinary care, or educational or scientific purposes. Creates the offense of animal facility interference for creating or possessing, without the consent of the owner, a visual or sound recording made at the animal facility, which reproduces a visual or audio experience occurring at the facility. Also includes in animal facility interference exercising control over the animal facility with the intent to deprive the facility of an animal or property, and entering a facility not open to the public. Animal facility interference is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Creates the offense of animal facility fraud that retains the current entering a facility under false pretenses, and by theft or deception obtain control over facility property. Adds to animal facility fraud making a false statement or representation on a facility employment application, with the intent to commit an act not authorized by the facility. Penalty for animal facility fraud is a Class 4 felony to a Class 1 felony depending on the amount of loss or damage inflicted. Adds to current civil remedies an authorization for civil damages of treble the amount of actual damages, plus court costs and attorney fees. Provides an exception to animal facility tampering and animal facility interference for certain persons.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/8/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/6/2012HouseMotion Filed - Table Bill/Resolution Pursuant to Rule 60(b), Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/9/2012HouseMotion Prevailed by Voice Vote
  3/9/2012HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia

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