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 Bill Status of SB1532  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMALS-FALSE COMPLAINTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose

House Sponsors
(Rep. Bill Mitchell )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/19 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that if the Department of Agriculture determines that a complaint made under the Act against a person or entity is false or unfounded and made with the intent to harass the person or entity, the Department may waive any confidentiality of the complainant and refer the matter to the State's Attorney for consideration of criminal charges against the complainant. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with changes. Provides that if any law enforcement officer, animal control officer, the Department, or an approved humane investigator (instead of the Department) determines that a complaint made against a person or entity is knowingly false and not made in good faith (rather that the complaint is false and unfounded) and is made with the intent to harass the person or entity, the Department may waive any confidentiality of the complainant and may refer the matter to the State's Attorney for consideration of criminal charges against the complainant. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that if any law enforcement officer, animal control officer, the Department, or an approved humane investigator determines that a complaint made against an animal control facility or animal shelter or an employee thereof (instead of a person or entity) is knowingly false and not made in good faith and is made with the intent to harass the person or entity, the Department may waive any confidentiality of the complainant and may refer the matter to the State's Attorney for consideration of criminal charges against the complainant.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/13/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  3/7/2013SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/13/2013SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  3/20/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/21/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Criminal Law; 009-000-000
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/10/2013SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2013
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 009-000-000
  4/17/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Rose
  4/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 18, 2013
  4/25/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/25/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/29/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  4/30/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/30/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  5/10/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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