Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 3/29/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 641 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Animal Control Act is amended by changing
5Section 3 and by adding Section 3.5 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 5/3)  (from Ch. 8, par. 353)
7    Sec. 3. The County Board Chairman with the consent of the
8County Board shall appoint an Administrator. Appointments
9shall be made as necessary to keep this position filled at all
10times. The Administrator may appoint as many Deputy
11Administrators and Animal Control Wardens to aid him or her as
12authorized by the Board. The compensation for the
13Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control
14Wardens shall be fixed by the Board. The Administrator may be
15removed from office by the County Board Chairman, with the
16consent of the County Board.



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1    The Board shall provide necessary personnel, training,
2equipment, supplies, and facilities, and shall operate pounds
3or contract for their operation as necessary to effectuate the
4program. The Board may enter into contracts or agreements with
5persons to assist in the operation of the program and may
6establish a county animal population control program.
7    The Board shall be empowered to utilize monies from their
8General Corporate Fund to effectuate the intent of this Act.
9    The Board is authorized by ordinance to require the
10registration and may require microchipping of dogs and cats.
11The Board shall impose an individual dog or cat registration
12fee with a minimum differential of $10 for intact dogs or cats.
13Ten dollars of the differential shall be placed either in a
14county animal population control fund or in the State's Pet
15Population Control Fund. If the money is placed in the county
16animal population control fund it shall be used to (i) spay,
17neuter, or sterilize adopted dogs or cats or (ii) spay or
18neuter dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who
19are eligible for the Food Stamp Program. All persons selling
20dogs or cats or keeping registries of dogs or cats shall
21cooperate and provide information to the Administrator as
22required by Board ordinance, including sales, number of
23litters, and ownership of dogs and cats. If microchips are
24required, the microchip number may serve as the county animal
25control registration number.
26    In obtaining information required to implement this Act,



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1the Department shall have power to subpoena and bring before it
2any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or
3by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in
4the same manner as prescribed by law for civil cases in courts
5of this State.
6    The Director shall have power to administer oaths to
7witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by
8law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in
9any Act administered by the Department.
10    This Section does not apply to feral cats.
11(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)
12    (510 ILCS 5/3.5 new)
13    Sec. 3.5. County animal population fund use limitation.
14Funds from the $10 set aside of the differential under Section
153 of this Act that is placed in the county animal population
16control fund may only be used to (1) spay, neuter, or sterilize
17adopted dogs or cats; (2) spay or neuter dogs or cats owned by
18low income county residents who are eligible for the Food Stamp
19Program or Social Security Disability Benefits Program; or (3)
20spay, neuter, and vaccinate feral cats in programs recognized
21by the county or a municipality.".