Bill Status of HB4123  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Demmer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Working Animal Protection Act. Defines "working animal". Provides that the right to utilize working animals for the benefit and welfare of the animals or those they serve is guaranteed. Provides that no ordinance or rule shall be enacted by a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, that terminates, bans, effectively bans, or creates an undue financial hardship relating to the job or use of working animals or animal enterprise in commerce, service, legal hunting, agriculture, husbandry, transportation, or ranching, including, but not limited to, entertainment, education, or exhibition. Provides that the Act does not: alter State law or rules that regulate animal care, public health, or public safety; or prevent the establishment of or alteration of ordinances or rules by a unit of local government regarding animal care, public health, or public safety. Provides that if a unit of local government has an ordinance or rule that conflicts with the Act, the Act controls. Limits home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  1/16/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Demmer
  1/16/2020HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2020HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die