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 Bill Status of HB2981  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMAL PROSECUTION-ADVOCATE

House Sponsors
Rep. Daniel J. Burke

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

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.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 205/205-203 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides in a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 inhabitants (in the introduced bill, statewide) for the 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. Provides that the court may select from a list of pro bono attorneys and law students compiled by the Cook County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with local and State bar associations for that purpose (in the introduced bill, compiled by the Department of Agriculture).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Criminal Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2017HouseRemains in Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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