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 Bill Status of HB0541  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  GUIDE DOG-INJURY OR DEATH

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Burke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/7.15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person may not willfully and maliciously permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog (rather than while the guide, hearing, or support dog is in the discharge of its duties). Provides that a person may not recklessly permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog. Provides that a person convicted of the reckless offense is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor if the dog is killed or totally disabled, and may be ordered by the court to make restitution to the person with a disability having custody or ownership of the dog for veterinary bills and replacement costs of the dog. Provides that a second or subsequent violation of this offense is a Class 4 felony if the dog is killed or totally disabled, and the person convicted may be ordered by the court to make restitution to the person with a disability having custody or ownership of the dog for veterinary bill and replacement costs of the dog. Provides that a person convicted of this offense is guilty of a petty offense if the dog is not killed or totally disabled.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  1/24/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/24/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/2/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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