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Full Text of HB3231  99th General Assembly


Sen. Michael Connelly

Filed: 5/15/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3231 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Humane Care for Animals Act is amended by
5changing Section 3.01 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 70/3.01)  (from Ch. 8, par. 703.01)
7    Sec. 3.01. Cruel treatment.
8    (a) No person or owner may beat, cruelly treat, torment,
9starve, overwork or otherwise abuse any animal.
10    (b) No owner may abandon any animal where it may become a
11public charge or may suffer injury, hunger or exposure.
12    (c) A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty
13of a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction for
14a violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony. In addition to
15any other penalty provided by law, a person who is convicted of
16violating subsection (a) upon a companion animal in the



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1presence of a child, as defined in Section 12-0.1 of the
2Criminal Code of 2012, shall be subject to a fine of $250 and
3ordered to perform community service for not less than 100
4hours. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, upon
5conviction for violating this Section, the court may order the
6convicted person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric
7evaluation and to undergo any treatment at the convicted
8person's expense that the court determines to be appropriate
9after due consideration of the evidence. If the convicted
10person is a juvenile or a companion animal hoarder, the court
11must order the convicted person to undergo a psychological or
12psychiatric evaluation and to undergo treatment that the court
13determines to be appropriate after due consideration of the
15(Source: P.A. 92-650, eff. 7-11-02.)".