Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Animal Control Act. Provides that if a dog is found to be a dangerous dog, the dog must be both muzzled and leashed whenever it is upon a street, sidewalk, or other public place or grounds. Includes an owner's house in the definition of "enclosure". Provides that if a vicious dog is impounded, it must be either spayed or neutered within 30 days after the impoundment. Provides that in all cases a vicious dog must be spayed or neutered before being returned to its owner. Provides that the owner is liable for the cost of spaying or neutering. Provides that if the owner of a dangerous dog fails to keep the dog muzzled and leashed as required, and the dog attacks another person unprovoked and inflicts great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent physical disability upon another person or causes death of another person, the owner is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except that if the owner knowingly failed to maintain or keep the dog muzzled or leashed, the owner is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Provides that if the owner of a dog subject to enclosure (that is, a vicious dog) fails to keep the dog enclosed or as otherwise required by law (instead of simply fails to keep the dog enclosed), and the dog attacks a person unprovoked and inflicts great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, or permanent physical disability upon another person or causes death of another person, the owner is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the original text provisions concerning the Animal Control Act. Further amends the Animal Control Act. Changes the definitions of "administrator", "cat", "deputy administrator", "dangerous dog", "enclosure", "vicious dog", and "impounded". Authorizes the Board to require the microchipping of dogs and cats. Adds the exercise of dog and cat overpopulation control to the list of duties of the Administrator. Provides that no owner of a vicious dog shall give the dog away without court approval. Makes it unlawful for a person to permit a dangerous dog to leave the premises of its owner when not under control by leash or other recognized control methods. Provides that the county board shall establish a schedule of damages based on current market value for livestock, poultry, or equidae injured or killed by another person's dog. Deletes the language concerning the value of livestock. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything. Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with these changes. Adds impairment of plastic surgery to the definition of "serious physical injury". Provides that if the county board requires microchipping, the microchip number shall be the animal control registration number. Limits cost of microchipping to $15. Deletes provision requiring microchipping at intervals determined by regulations under the Animal Control Act. Requires the Administrator to give 7 business days (instead of 10 days) notice to the owner before disposing of an impounded animal, and provides that the 7 business day requirement does not apply to a facility that is open 7 days a week for animal reclamation. Requires a person with knowledge of another being bitten by an animal bite to report that fact to the administrator (instead of should report). Adds definitions of "business day" and "feral cat" to the Animal Control Act. Effective immediately.
Restores language allowing an owner seeing his or her livestock, poultry, or equidae being injured, wounded, or killed by a dog, not accompanied by or not under the supervision of its owner, to kill the dog. Restores the Section concerning dog owner liability for injuries caused by the dog, without provocation, attacking another person.