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 Bill Status of SB0153  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes, Sara Feigenholtz, Jil Tracy, Steve McClure and John Connor

House Sponsors
(Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Kelly M. Cassidy - Daniel Didech - Martin J. Moylan)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/2/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 5/Art. 113A heading new
725 ILCS 5/113A-1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a licensed attorney-at-law of the State or a law student as a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the cat or dog. Provides that the advocate may: (1) monitor the case; (2) consult any person with information that could aid the court and review records relating to the condition of the cat or dog and the defendant's actions, including, but not limited to, records from animal control officers, veterinarians, and police officers; (3) attend hearings; and (4) present information or recommendations to the court pertinent to determinations that relate to the interests of justice, provided that information shall be based solely on the duties undertaken under this provision. Defines "law student".

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that a law student appointed as a special advocate shall be authorized to provide services under Supreme Court Rule 711. Deletes language relating to the definition of "law student".

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/9/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/9/2021SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-002-000
  3/9/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2021
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  3/16/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/16/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve McClure
  3/17/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/17/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 23, 2021
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/24/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 006-002-000
  4/22/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/22/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Holmes
  4/22/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 044-010-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/22/2021HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/28/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/28/2021HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  5/12/2021HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 006-008-001
  5/12/2021HouseRemains in Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/13/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 010-009-000
  5/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  5/19/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2021HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2021
  6/2/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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