Bill Status of HB3457 9th General Assembly
Short Description: DANGEROUS ANIMALS-SEIZURE
Rep. Ann Williams
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act. Provides that any law enforcement officer or Department of Natural Resources official shall, upon probable cause, seize any or all dangerous animals or primates possessed in violation of the Act. Provides that upon judicial determination that the seized animals are dangerous animals or primates and the owner of the seized animals is violating this Act with regard to those seized dangerous animals or primates, then such dangerous animals or primates seized under this Act are deemed forfeited. Provides that dangerous animals or primates seized and deemed forfeited under the Act shall be placed in the custody and control of an accredited zoo or wildlife sanctuary. Provides that dangerous animals or primates seized but not deemed forfeited under the Act shall be kept in the custody of an accredited zoo or wildlife sanctuary until disposition of the seized dangerous animals or primates. Provides that corporations may be charged with violations of the Act for the acts of their employees or agents who violate the Act in the course of their employment or agency.