Full Text of HB4188 98th General Assembly
HB4188 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2013 and 2014
Introduced , by Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.855 new
510 ILCS 70/19 new
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Animal Abuse Registry Fund.
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that the Department of
Agriculture shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry. Provides
that any person 18 years of age or older that resides in or is domiciled in
this State that has been convicted of cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty,
or animal torture shall register with the Department of Agriculture within
30 calendar days after the date of conviction to be placed on the animal
abuse registry. Failure to register is a Class B misdemeanor for a first
offense and a Class 4 felony for a subsequent violation. Prohibits a
registered person from owning a companion animal or being employed at an
animal shelter, pound, pet shop, zoo, or other business where companion
animals are present.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning animals.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 5.855 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/5.855 new)
The Animal Abuse Registry Fund.
The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
adding Section 19 as follows:
(510 ILCS 70/19 new)
Animal abuse registry.
(a) The Department shall create and maintain the animal
abuse registry. Any person 18 years of age or older that
resides in or is domiciled in this State that has been
convicted of a violation of Sections 3.01, 3.02, or 3.03 of
this Act shall register with the Department within 30 calendar
days after the date of conviction to be placed on the animal
(b) Upon entering a conviction for a violation of Sections
3.01, 3.02, or 3.03 of this Act, the presiding judge shall
notify the convicted individual of that individual's
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requirement to register under this Section. The clerk of the
court shall send notice of the conviction and the individual's
name, date of birth, address, and offense for which he or she
has been convicted to the Department.
(c) Any person required to register under this Section
shall provide to the Department his or her name, date of birth,
address, and the offense for which he or she has been
(d) Any person required to register under this Section
shall register annually, and shall continue to register until
that person receives a court order ordering that the
registration cease. No court order removing the requirement for
registration shall be issued until the registrant first
demonstrates to the court that he or she has undergone
psychiatric or psychological testing, the result of which
indicates by clear and convincing evidence his or her capable
and sound mental capacity and ability to own and properly care
for an animal in a humane manner. Any person required to
register under this Section shall notify the Department of any
name or address change.
(e) Any person required to register under this Section
shall not own a companion animal or have employment at an
animal shelter, pound, pet shop, zoo, or other business
establishment where companion animals are present.
(f) The animal abuse registry database shall be publicly
accessible and indexed by name, date of birth, and address. The
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registry shall include the offense for which the registrant has
(g) The Animal Abuse Registry Fund is created as a special
fund in the State Treasury. Any person required to register
under this Section shall, in addition to any penalty authorized
by law, pay a mandatory annual fee of $50 to the Department.
The annual fee shall be deposited into the Animal Abuse
Registry Fund to be used by the Department for establishing and
maintaining the animal abuse registry. The Department shall
establish procedures to document receipt and use of the funds.