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 Bill Status of HB3226  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MISREPRESENT SERVICE ANIMALS

House Sponsors
Rep. Joyce Mason

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/2.01c
720 ILCS 5/48-4.5 new
720 ILCS 5/48-8


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of misrepresentation of a service animal. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that a law enforcement officer may require the person to remove an animal that is not a service animal from a place of public accommodation if its behavior is disruptive or displays negative behaviors as provided in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Provides that the person remains responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the animal. Defines "service animal". Provides that misrepresentation of a service animal is a petty offense. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act to make conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Joyce Mason
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  3/21/2021HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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