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 Bill Status of HB3826  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCHOOL CD&CRIM CD-SERVICE DOGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia - Patricia R. Bellock, Carol A. Sente and Sidney H. Mathias

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler  and Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/14/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0956

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/14-6.02from Ch. 122, par. 14-6.02
720 ILCS 630/Act title
720 ILCS 630/0.01from Ch. 38, par. 65
720 ILCS 630/1from Ch. 38, par. 65-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. In provision permitting a service animal to accompany a student with a disability at all school functions, whether in or outside the classroom, defines "service animal" to include an animal trained or being trained as: a hearing animal; a guide animal; an assistance animal; a seizure alert animal; a mobility animal; a psychiatric service animal; or an autism service animal. Provides that reasonable accommodations must be sought for the use of a service animal to accompany a student with a disability at all school functions, whether in or outside the classroom (rather than the service animal being permitted at all school functions). Amends the Guide Dog Access Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Service Dog Access Act. Includes mobility, psychiatric service, and autism service dogs in the list of animals that must be allowed access to a public place of accommodation if such dog is wearing a harness, backpack, or vest identifying the dog as a trained service dog and such person presents credentials for inspection issued by a school for training guide, leader, seizure-alert, seizure-response, or autism service dogs. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill with the following changes. Restores to current law language that provides that service animals such as guide dogs, signal dogs or any other animal (instead of reasonable accommodations must be sought for the use of a service animal such as a guide dog, signal dog, or any other animal) individually trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a student with a disability shall be permitted (instead of with a disability) to accompany that student at all school functions. Changes the short title of the Guide Dog Access Act to the Service Animal Access Act (rather than the Service Dog Access Act) and makes the Act applicable to animals other than dogs. Makes changes to the provision concerning animals that must be allowed access to a public place of accommodation. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, but (1) permits a person accompanied by a service animal and the service animal access and use of a public place of accommodation even if the animal is not wearing a harness, backpack, or vest identifying it as a service animal; (2) provides that "service animal" means a dog or miniature horse trained or being trained as a hearing animal, a guide animal, an assistance animal, a seizure alert animal, a mobility animal, a psychiatric service animal, an autism service animal, or an animal trained for any other physical, mental, or intellectual disability; and (3) defines "miniature horse". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/3/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  10/5/2011HouseFirst Reading
  10/5/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/28/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/2/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/2/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 023-000-000
  3/7/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/21/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 22, 2012
  3/21/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/22/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/22/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Education
  4/18/2012SenatePostponed - Education
  4/25/2012SenatePostponed - Education
  5/1/2012SenatePostponed - Education
  5/4/2012SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 25, 2012
  5/8/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  5/8/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/8/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/8/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 007-001-000
  5/8/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2012
  5/10/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/10/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2012
  5/15/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-011-001
  5/15/2012HouseArrived in House
  5/15/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/16/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/16/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/22/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 018-000-000
  5/31/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 117-001-000
  5/31/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/14/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/14/2012HouseEffective Date August 14, 2012
  8/14/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0956

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