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 Bill Status of SB0061  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ANIMALS-ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes, Jacqueline Y. Collins and Don Harmon

House Sponsors
(Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Sara Feigenholtz - Tim Butler and Kelly M. Cassidy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0295

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.891 new
225 ILCS 605/2from Ch. 8, par. 302
225 ILCS 605/3from Ch. 8, par. 303
225 ILCS 605/3.2
225 ILCS 605/3.3
225 ILCS 605/20.5
225 ILCS 605/21from Ch. 8, par. 321
225 ILCS 605/22from Ch. 8, par. 322
510 ILCS 5/2.01from Ch. 8, par. 352.01
510 ILCS 5/2.07from Ch. 8, par. 352.07
510 ILCS 5/2.19-1 new
510 ILCS 5/2.19-2 new
510 ILCS 5/2.19-3 new
510 ILCS 5/11from Ch. 8, par. 361
510 ILCS 5/24from Ch. 8, par. 374
510 ILCS 5/28 new
510 ILCS 5/35


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that an animal shelter, animal control facility, or rescue group or transfer group shall not adopt out any dog or adopt out or return or release any cat unless it has been sterilized and microchipped. Increases administrative fines imposed by the Department of Agriculture for a violation of the Act. Increases fees for licenses issued under the Act. Provides that all fees, fines, and other money received by the Department under the Act shall be paid into the Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Fund (rather than the General Revenue Fund) in the State Treasury for use in administering the Act. Amends the Animal Control Act. Provides that rabies impoundment, definitions, and the provisions of the Act are exclusive powers and functions of the State. Provides that the following administrative fines shall be imposed by the Department upon any entity that violates the Act or any rule adopted by the Department under this Act: (1) for the first violation, a fine of $3,000; (2) for a second violation that occurs within 2 years after the first violation, a fine of $5,000; and (3) for a third violation that occurs within 3 years of the first violation a fine of $10,000. Provides that all fees, fines, and other moneys received by the Department under the Act shall be paid into the Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Fund in the State Treasury for use in administering the Act. Makes conforming changes to the State Finance Act. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.891 new
225 ILCS 605/22
510 ILCS 5/2.19-2 new
510 ILCS 5/28 new
Adds reference to:
510 ILCS 5/2.16from Ch. 8, par. 352.16
510 ILCS 5/2.19a-5 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that if a person or entity fails or refuses to pay an administrative fine imposed by the Department of Agriculture for a violation of the Animal Welfare Act, the Department may prohibit that person or entity from renewing a license under the Act until the fine is paid in full. Provides that any penalty of $500 or more not paid within 120 days of issuance by the Department shall be submitted to the Department of Revenue for collection as provided under the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986. Changes references in the introduced bill from rescue group or transfer group to "transport group". Modifies the definitions of "owner", "release", and "return". Deletes references to the Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Fund and certain administrative fines. Deletes language providing that rabies impoundment, definitions, and the provisions of the Act are exclusive powers and functions of the State. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
510 ILCS 5/2.19-1 new
510 ILCS 5/2-19a-5 new
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 605/7from Ch. 8, par. 307

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 1, and makes the following changes: Changes the definition of "foster home". Deletes the definitions of "release" and "transport group". Provides that the written agreement shall include a clause allowing for the Department of Agriculture to inspect a foster home. Provides that refusal of a Department inspection of a foster home may result in revocation of the foster home's license. Provides that the report of intake and outcome statistics included in an application for license renewal shall include the amount of cats returned in field (rather than animals released in field; trapped, neutered, released). Provides that administrative fines may (rather than shall) be imposed by the Department. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes language that provides that an animal shelter or animal control facility may adopt out a dog or cat that has not been sterilized and microchipped if the cat or dog is less than 5 months of age and the licensee takes the animal to a licensed veterinarian for sterilization and the adopting owner picks up the animal from the veterinarian after the sterilizing procedures have been performed on the animal. Deletes language that provides that the adopting owner is responsible for all veterinary and boarding fees. Provides that an animal control facility or animal shelter shall not adopt or release any dog or cat to anyone other than the owner or a foster home unless the animal has been rendered incapable of reproduction and microchipped. Makes technical changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/16/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  1/16/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/16/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/23/2019SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  1/30/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/28/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/28/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  3/7/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Agriculture
  3/7/2019SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Agriculture
  3/14/2019SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/21/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Agriculture; 011-000-000
  3/21/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 26, 2019
  3/26/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/26/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 27, 2019
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  3/28/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  4/4/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Agriculture; 007-000-000
  4/4/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/4/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Holmes
  4/4/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/9/2019SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2019HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/14/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/14/2019HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Executive Committee; Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/14/2019HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/15/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 013-000-000
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  5/16/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-004-000
  5/24/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/21/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/9/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/9/2019SenateEffective Date August 9, 2019
  8/9/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0295

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