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 Bill Status of SB1261  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  OWNERSHIP OF COMPANION ANIMAL

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes

House Sponsors
(Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0422

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/306from Ch. 40, par. 306


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the commencement of an action for a declaration of invalidity of marriage.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
750 ILCS 5/306
Adds reference to:
750 ILCS 5/452
750 ILCS 5/501from Ch. 40, par. 501
750 ILCS 5/502from Ch. 40, par. 502
750 ILCS 5/503from Ch. 40, par. 503

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that the parties to a dissolution proceeding may file a joint petition for simplified dissolution if they have, among other conditions, executed a written agreement allocating ownership and responsibility for any domestic animals owned by the parties. Provides that the parties may petition or move for the allocation of sole or joint ownership of and responsibility for any domestic animals owned by the parties. Provides that in issuing an order concerning the allocation of ownership of or responsibility for a domestic animal, the court shall take into consideration the well-being of the domestic animal. Provides that the parties may provide for the allocation of ownership of or responsibility for a domestic animal by agreement.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Throughout, changes references to domestic animals to references to companion animals.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 1 and Senate Amendment No. 2, and provides that: (1) the parties may move for a temporary allocation of sole or joint possession (instead of "ownership") of and responsibility for a companion animal jointly owned (instead of "owned") by the parties; and (2) limits the circumstances under which the court shall allocate ownership of and responsibility for a companion animal to situations in which the court finds that the animal is a marital asset.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the term "companion animal" does not include a service animal.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/15/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 010-000-000
  3/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2017
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2017SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 4, 2017
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/6/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/26/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Holmes
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/26/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/16/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/16/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/16/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/24/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 009-001-000
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/30/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-002-000
  5/31/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/31/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 054-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0422

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