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 Bill Status of SB1337  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. James A. DeLeo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/3.03-5 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Prohibits a person from tethering or confining any covered animal, on a farm, for all or the majority of any day, in a manner that prevents the animal from (i) lying down, standing up, and fully extending his or her limbs or (ii) turning around freely. Creates exemptions from this requirement for (i) scientific or agricultural research; (ii) examination, testing, individual treatment, or operation for veterinary purposes; (iii) transportation; and (iv) rodeo exhibitions, State or county fair exhibitions, 4-H programs, and similar exhibitions. Provides that any person who violates this requirement is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $500, or by imprisonment not to exceed 180 days, or both.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. James A. DeLeo
  2/10/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2009SenateAssigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/11/2009SenateTo Agriculture and Conservation Subcommittee on Animal Welfare
  3/13/2009SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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