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Full Text of HB0240  97th General Assembly

HB0240 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
HB0240

 

Introduced 01/25/11, by Rep. Thomas Holbrook

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
510 ILCS 70/3.01  from Ch. 8, par. 703.01

    Amends the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that is not a violation of the cruel treatment provision of the Humane Care for Animals Act to trap, neuter or spay, vaccinate, and release or return an animal to the animal's original habitat by a caretaker to reduce the number of stray animals. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning animals.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
5changing Section 3.01 as follows:
 
6    (510 ILCS 70/3.01)  (from Ch. 8, par. 703.01)
7    Sec. 3.01. Cruel treatment. No person or owner may beat,
8cruelly treat, torment, starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any
9animal.
10    No owner may abandon any animal where it may become a
11public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure. It is
12not a violation of this Section to trap, neuter or spay,
13vaccinate, and release or return an animal to the animal's
14original habitat by a caretaker to reduce the number of stray
15animals.
16    A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a
17Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction for a
18violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony. In addition to
19any other penalty provided by law, upon conviction for
20violating this Section, the court may order the convicted
21person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and
22to undergo any treatment at the convicted person's expense that
23the court determines to be appropriate after due consideration

 

 

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1of the evidence. If the convicted person is a juvenile or a
2companion animal hoarder, the court must order the convicted
3person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and
4to undergo treatment that the court determines to be
5appropriate after due consideration of the evaluation.
6(Source: P.A. 92-650, eff. 7-11-02.)
 
7    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.