Full Text of SB3127 99th General Assembly
SB3127 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 2/19/2016, by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person
convicted of aggravated cruelty, a violation involving animals for
entertainment, and dog fighting and a person convicted of similar offenses
in another jurisdiction shall register with the county sheriff for 10 years
following his or her conviction. Provides that a person with 2 or more
convictions of these offenses is subject to lifetime registration. Provides
that the offender shall provide the county sheriff the following
information: legal name and any other names or aliases that the offender
uses or has used; date of birth; current address or location; the county or
counties in this State where the offender is registered. Provides that the
county sheriff shall obtain from the offender: a photograph of the
offender; and description of any tattoos, scars, or other distinguishing
features on the offender's body that would assist in identifying the
offender. Provides that the county sheriff shall establish and maintain a
local registry of offenders in the sheriff's jurisdiction to be known as
the local animal abuse registry. Provides that the Illinois State Police
shall establish and maintain a public central registry of offenders
required to register to be known as the central animal abuse registry.
Provides that a sentencing court shall inform offenders of the requirements
of the Act at the time of sentencing. Provides that a person subject to
registration who violates these provisions is guilty of a Class 3 felony
for the first offense and a Class 2 felony for subsequent offenses.
Provides that an initial registration fee of $50 and a renewal fee of $25
is due at registration. Effective immediately.
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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 Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
adding Section 4.02b as follows:
(510 ILCS 70/4.02b new)
Animal abuse registry.
(a) The following persons shall register with the county
sheriff for the county in which the person is located for 10
years following the conviction:
(1) Persons convicted of any of the following offenses:
(A) Aggravated cruelty, as defined in Section 3.02
of this Act.
(B) A violation involving animals for
entertainment under Section 4.01 of this Act.
(C) Dog fighting, under Section 48-1 of the
Criminal Code of 2012.
(2) Persons currently residing in this State who have
been convicted of offenses similar to the crimes cited in
paragraph (1) of this subsection (a) under the laws of the
United States or one of its territories or possessions,
another state, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth
of Puerto Rico, or a foreign nation.
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(a-5) An initial registration fee of $50 shall be due at
the time of registration. For every subsequent renewal
registration, a fee of $25 shall be due. For each fee
collected, $2 shall be retained by the sheriff for the
administrative costs of the registry. The rest of the funds
collected shall be transmitted to the State Treasurer for
deposit into the State Police Operations Assistance Fund.
(b) A person with 2 or more convictions of any of the
offenses set forth in subsection (a) shall be subject to
(c) An offender or repeat offender following release from
incarceration, upon parole or mandatory supervised release
from a correctional institution, or upon commencement of
immediate punishment or probation that results from a
conviction for an offense listed under subsection (a) who is
located within the boundaries of this State for more than 30
consecutive days, shall register with the county sheriff for
the county in which the offender or repeat offender is located
before the end of the 31st day.
(d) An offender or repeat offender who is currently
registered in the county of the offender's previous location
within this State shall reregister with the county sheriff for
the county in which the offender or repeat offender is now
located no later than 30 days after moving to the new location
in this State.
(e) Following the initial registration under this Section,
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an offender shall annually renew the registration with the
county sheriff prior to December 31 of each subsequent calendar
year for a period of 10 years.
(f) The offender or repeat offender shall provide the
county sheriff with the following information:
(1) Legal name and any other names or aliases that the
offender uses or has used.
(2) Date of birth.
(3) Current address or location.
(4) The county or counties in this State where the
offender is registered under this Section.
(g) The county sheriff shall obtain the following from the
offender or repeat offender:
(1) A photograph of the offender.
(2) A description of any tattoos, scars, or other
distinguishing features on the offender's body that would
assist in identifying the offender.
(h) For registration renewal, the offender shall provide
updated information for the required information contained in
subsections (f) and (g).
(i) The county sheriff shall establish and maintain a local
registry of offenders in the sheriff's jurisdiction to be known
as the local animal abuse registry. The sheriff shall be
responsible for forwarding all registration information to the
Department of State Police.
(j) The Department of State Police shall establish and
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maintain a central registry of offenders required to register
under this Section to be known as the central animal abuse
registry. Information contained in the central animal abuse
registry of offenders shall be made available to the public
through the internet and telephone. All of the information
contained in an offender's registration shall be made available
to the public. Records of each registration shall be maintained
for the 10-year period that an offender is required to be
registered. Records of each registration shall be maintained
during the period that a repeat offender is required to be
An individual may use the information contained in the
central animal abuse registry and the local animal abuse
registry for protecting animals at risk of abuse.
(k) The sentencing court shall inform offenders and repeat
offenders at the time of sentencing of the provisions of this
Section. The court shall:
(1) Specifically inform the offender of the duty to
register and provide the information required for
(2) Specifically inform the offender of the duty to
inform the county sheriff within 30 days if the offender or
repeat offender changes residence or establishes an
additional residence or residences.
(3) Require the offender to read and sign a form
stating that the duty to register under this Section has
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been provided in writing and has been explained. If the
offender is incapable of reading, the court shall certify
the duty to register was explained to the offender and the
offender indicated an understanding of the duty.
(l) An individual who is subject to registration under this
Section commits an offense if he or she knowingly fails to:
(1) Register or reregister with the county sheriff as
required under this Section.
(2) Provide accurate information when registering
under this Section.
A person subject to registration under this Section who
violates this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony for the
first offense and a Class 2 felony for a second or subsequent
This Act takes effect upon