Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act. Prohibits a person from having a right of property in, keeping, harboring, caring for, acting as custodian of or maintaining in his or her possession any primate, except at a properly maintained zoological park, federally licensed exhibit, circus, college or university, scientific institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, hound running area, or animal refuge in an escape-proof enclosure. Provides that this provision does not prohibit a person who had lawful possession of a primate before January 1, 2011, from continuing to possess that primate if the person registers the animal by providing written notification to the local animal control administrator on or before April 1, 2011. Provides for other notification requirements.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Exempts from a violation the possession of a single capuchin monkey by a person who is permanently disabled with a severe mobility impairment person to assist the person in performing daily tasks if: (1) the capuchin monkey was obtained from and trained at a licensed nonprofit organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the nonprofit tax status of which was obtained on the basis of a mission to improve the quality of life of severely mobility-impaired individuals; and (2) certain notification requirements are met.