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ANIMALS
(510 ILCS 92/) Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act.

510 ILCS 92/1

    (510 ILCS 92/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/5

    (510 ILCS 92/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds the following:
        (1) Controlling the dog and cat population would have
    
a significant benefit to the public health and safety by aiding in the prevention of dog attacks, reducing the number of dog and cat bite cases involving children, and decreasing the number of automobile accidents caused by stray dogs and cats.
        (2) Increasing the number of rabies-vaccinated,
    
owned pets in low-income areas will reduce potential threats to public health and safety from rabies.
        (3) Controlling the dog and cat population will save
    
taxpayer dollars by reducing the number of dogs and cats handled by county and municipal animal control agencies. Targeted low-cost spay or neuter programs for dogs and cats in select Illinois counties and other states have proven to save taxpayers money.
        (4) This Act is established to provide a variety of
    
means by which population control and rabies vaccinations may be financed.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/10

    (510 ILCS 92/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Director" means the Director of Public Health.
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
    "Companion animal" means any domestic dog (canis lupus familiaris) or domestic cat (felis catus).
    "Fund" means the Pet Population Control Fund established in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/15

    (510 ILCS 92/15)
    Sec. 15. Income tax checkoff. Each individual income tax payer may contribute to the Pet Population Control Fund through the income tax checkoff described in Section 507EE of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/20

    (510 ILCS 92/20)
    Sec. 20. Program established. The Department shall establish and implement an Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Program by December 31, 2005. The purpose of this program is to reduce the population of unwanted and stray dogs and cats in Illinois by encouraging the owners of dogs and cats to have them permanently sexually sterilized and vaccinated, thereby reducing potential threats to public health and safety. The program shall begin collecting funds on January 1, 2006 and shall begin distributing funds for vaccinations or spaying and neutering operations on January 1, 2007. No dog or cat imported from another state is eligible to be sterilized or vaccinated under this program. Beginning June 30, 2007, the Director must make an annual written report relative to the progress of the program to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/25

    (510 ILCS 92/25)
    Sec. 25. Eligibility to participate. A resident of the State who owns a dog or cat and who is eligible for the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program shall be eligible to participate in the program at a reduced rate if the owner signs a consent form certifying that he or she is the owner of the dog or cat or is authorized by the eligible owner to present the dog or cat for the procedure. An owner must submit proof of eligibility to the Department. Upon approval, the Department shall furnish an eligible owner with an eligibility voucher to be presented to a participating veterinarian. A resident of this State who is managing a feral cat colony and who humanely traps feral cats for spaying or neutering and return is eligible to participate in the program provided the trap, sterilize, and return program is recognized by the municipality or by the county, if it is located in an unincorporated area. The sterilization shall be performed by a voluntarily participating veterinarian or veterinary student under the supervision of a veterinarian. The co-payment for the cat or dog sterilization procedure and vaccinations shall be $15.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/30

    (510 ILCS 92/30)
    Sec. 30. Veterinarian participation. Any veterinarian may participate in the program established under this Act. A veterinarian shall file with the Director an application, on which the veterinarian must supply, in addition to any other information requested by the Director, a fee schedule listing the fees charged for dog and cat sterilization, examination, and the presurgical immunizations specified in this Act in the normal course of business. The dog or cat sterilization fee may vary with the animal's weight, sex, and species. The Director shall compile the fees and establish reasonable reimbursement rates for the State.
    The Director shall reimburse, to the extent funds are available, participating veterinarians for each dog or cat sterilization procedure administered. To receive this reimbursement, the veterinarian must submit a certificate approved by the Department on a form approved by the Director that must be signed by the veterinarian and the owner of the dog or cat or the feral cat caretaker. At the same time, the veterinarian must submit the eligibility voucher provided by the Department to the eligible owner. The Director shall notify all participating veterinarians if the program must be suspended for any period due to a lack of revenue and shall also notify all participating veterinarians when the program will resume. Veterinarians who voluntarily participate in this sterilization and vaccination program may decline to treat feral cats if they choose.
    For all dogs and cats sterilized under this Act, the Director shall also reimburse, to the extent funds are available, participating veterinarians for (1) an examination fee and the presurgical immunization of dogs against rabies and other diseases pursuant to Department rules or (2) examination fees and the presurgical immunizations of cats against rabies and other diseases pursuant to Department rules. Reimbursement for the full cost of the covered presurgical immunizations shall be made by the Director to the participating veterinarian upon the written certification, signed by the veterinarian and the owner of the companion animal or the feral cat caretaker, that the immunization has been administered. There shall be no additional charges to the owner of a dog or cat sterilized under this Act or feral cat caretaker for examination fees or the presurgical immunizations.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/35

    (510 ILCS 92/35)
    Sec. 35. Rulemaking. The Director shall adopt rules relative to:
        (1) Other immunizations covered.
        (2) Format and content of all forms required under
    
this Act.
        (3) Proof of eligibility.
        (4) Administration of the Fund.
        (5) The percentage of fines to be allocated to
    
education of the public concerning spaying and neutering of dogs and cats.
        (6) Any other matter necessary for the
    
administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/40

    (510 ILCS 92/40)
    Sec. 40. Enforcement; administrative fine. Any person who knowingly falsifies proof of eligibility for or participation in any program under this Act, knowingly furnishes any licensed veterinarian with inaccurate information concerning the ownership of a dog or cat submitted for a sterilization procedure, or violates any provision of this Act may be subject to an administrative fine not to exceed $500 for each violation.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/45

    (510 ILCS 92/45)
    Sec. 45. Pet Population Control Fund. The Pet Population Control Fund is established as a special fund in the State treasury. The moneys generated from the public safety fines collected as provided in the Animal Control Act, from Pet Friendly license plates under Section 3-653 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, from Section 507EE of the Illinois Income Tax Act, and from voluntary contributions must be kept in the Fund and shall be used only to sterilize and vaccinate dogs and cats in this State pursuant to the program, to promote the sterilization program, to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, and for reasonable administrative and personnel costs related to the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)

510 ILCS 92/905

    (510 ILCS 92/905)
    Sec. 905. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; text omitted.)

510 ILCS 92/910

    (510 ILCS 92/910)
    Sec. 910. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; text omitted.)

510 ILCS 92/915

    (510 ILCS 92/915)
    Sec. 915. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; text omitted.)

510 ILCS 92/920

    (510 ILCS 92/920)
    Sec. 920. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; text omitted.)

510 ILCS 92/995

    (510 ILCS 92/995)
    Sec. 995. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; text omitted.)

510 ILCS 92/999

    (510 ILCS 92/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)