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Full Text of HB5228  97th General Assembly


Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.

Filed: 3/6/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5228 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Township Code is amended by changing
5Section 30-110 as follows:
6    (60 ILCS 1/30-110)
7    Sec. 30-110. Impounding and sale of animals.
8    (a) The electors may authorize the distraining,
9impounding, and sale of cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine,
10sheep, and goats for penalties incurred and the costs of the
11proceeding. The sale of animals distrained or impounded shall
12be conducted, as near as may be practicable, according to the
13law regulating sales of property by sheriffs for the
14satisfaction of a judgment of the circuit court. The owner of
15the animals may redeem them from the purchaser at any time
16within 3 months from the date of the sale by paying the amount



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1of the purchaser's bid, with reasonable costs for their keeping
2and interest upon the amount bid at the rate of 10% per annum.
3    (b) The electors may also prohibit the running at large of
4dogs and cats and authorize the impounding of dogs found
5running at large and provide for their destruction at the end
6of a reasonable period of time if they are not claimed and the
7cost of impounding paid. This subsection does not apply to
8feral cats.
9    (c) In a township that is located in a county that does not
10license or register cats and dogs, the electors may authorize
11the requirement that dogs and cats be registered with the
12township. The electors may also authorize the imposition of a
13reasonable fee for the registration. This subsection does not
14apply to a feral cat or a feral cat caretaker who participates
15in trap, spay and neuter, or return and release programs.
16(Source: P.A. 83-341; 88-62.)
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.".