Full Text of SB0641 100th General Assembly
SB0641enr 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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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 Animal Control Act is amended by changing
Section 3 and by adding Section 3.5 as follows:
(510 ILCS 5/3)
(from Ch. 8, par. 353)
The County Board Chairman
with the consent of the
shall appoint an Administrator. Appointments
shall be made as
necessary to keep this position filled at all
times. The Administrator
may appoint as many Deputy
Administrators and Animal Control Wardens to
aid him or her as
authorized by the Board. The compensation for the
Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control
be fixed by the Board. The Administrator may be
removed from office by
the County Board Chairman, with the
consent of the County Board.
The Board shall provide necessary personnel, training,
facilities, and shall operate pounds
or contract for their operation as
necessary to effectuate the
program. The Board may enter into contracts
or agreements with
persons to assist in the operation of the program and may
establish a county animal population control program.
The Board shall be empowered to utilize monies from their
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Corporate Fund to effectuate the intent of this Act.
The Board is authorized by ordinance to require the
may require microchipping of
dogs and cats.
The Board shall
impose an individual dog or cat registration
fee with a minimum differential of $10 for intact dogs or cats.
Ten dollars of the differential shall be placed either in a
county animal population control fund or in the State's Pet
Population Control Fund.
If the money is placed in the county
animal population control fund it shall be used to (i) spay,
neuter, or sterilize adopted dogs or cats or (ii) spay or
neuter dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who
are eligible for the Food Stamp Program.
dogs or cats or keeping registries of dogs or cats shall
to the Administrator as
required by Board ordinance, including sales,
of dogs and cats. If microchips are
required, the microchip number may
serve as the county animal
control registration number.
In obtaining information required to implement this Act,
shall have power to subpoena and bring before it
any person in this State
and to take testimony either orally or
by deposition, or both, with the
same fees and mileage and in
the same manner as prescribed by law for civil
cases in courts
of this State.
The Director shall have power to
witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by
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law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in
by the Department.
This Section does not apply to feral cats.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)
(510 ILCS 5/3.5 new)
County animal population fund use limitation.
Funds from the $10 set aside of the differential under Section
3 of this Act that is placed in the county animal population
control fund may only be used to (1) spay, neuter, vaccinate,
or sterilize adopted dogs or cats; (2) spay, neuter, or
vaccinate dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who
are eligible for the Food Stamp Program or Social Security
Disability Benefits Program; or (3) spay, neuter, and vaccinate
feral cats in programs recognized by the county or a
municipality. This Section does not apply to a county with
3,000,000 or more inhabitants.