Bill Status of HB4123 101st General Assembly
Short Description: WORKING ANIMAL PROTECTIONS
Rep. Tom Demmer
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Working Animal Protection Act. Defines "working animal". Provides that the right to utilize working animals for the benefit and welfare of the animals or those they serve is guaranteed. Provides that no ordinance or rule shall be enacted by a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that terminates, bans, effectively bans, or creates an undue financial hardship relating to the job or use of working animals or animal enterprise in commerce, service, legal hunting, agriculture, husbandry, transportation, or ranching, including, but not limited to, entertainment, education, or exhibition. Provides that the Act does not: alter State law or rules that regulate animal care, public health, or public safety; or prevent the establishment of or alteration of ordinances or rules by a unit of local government regarding animal care, public health, or public safety. Provides that if a unit of local government has an ordinance or rule that conflicts with the Act, the Act controls. Limits home rule powers.