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Full Text of SB2999  96th General Assembly


Sen. Bill Brady

Filed: 2/24/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2999 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
5 changing Section 3.09 as follows:
6     (510 ILCS 70/3.09)
7     Sec. 3.09. Carbon monoxide euthanasia by a licensed
8 veterinarian. A licensed veterinarian may euthanize a
9 companion animal in a commercially manufactured chamber by use
10 of compressed carbon monoxide. The The veterinarian must be
11 physically present during the euthanasia process until death is
12 confirmed. The veterinarian must take all of the following
13 steps when using a gas chamber:
14         (1) Render a written opinion for each companion animal
15     including:
16             (A) a description of the animal including species,



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1         color, age, sex, and microchip number if present; and
2             (B) a signed and dated statement that the use of
3         compressed carbon monoxide is the most humane method of
4         euthanasia for this companion animal.
5         (2) Use a commercially manufactured chamber pursuant
6     to the guidelines set forth in the most recent report of
7     the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia. The interior of the chamber
8     must be well lit and equipped with view-ports, a regulator,
9     and a flow meter. Monitoring equipment must be used at all
10     times during the operation. Animals that are under 4 months
11     of age, old, injured, or sick may not be euthanized by
12     carbon monoxide. Animals shall remain in the chamber and be
13     exposed for a minimum of 20 minutes. Staff members shall be
14     fully notified of potential health risks.
15         (3) Only one companion animal may be euthanized at a
16     time.
17 (Source: P.A. 96-780, eff. 8-28-09.)".