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SB1532eng 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
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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
5adding Section 19 as follows:
 
6    (510 ILCS 70/19 new)
7    Sec. 19. False complaints. If any law enforcement officer,
8animal control officer, the Department, or an approved humane
9investigator determines that a complaint made under this Act
10against an animal control facility or animal shelter, or an
11employee thereof, is knowingly false and not made in good faith
12and is made with the intent to harass the person or entity, the
13Department may waive any confidentiality of the complainant and
14may refer the matter to the State's Attorney for consideration
15of criminal charges against the complainant.
 
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.