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Full Text of SB2356  99th General Assembly


Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 4/14/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2356 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Research Dogs and Cats Adoption Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Animal adoption organization" means any non-profit
8organization authorized to conduct affairs in Illinois,
9incorporated for the purpose of adopting animals in need and
10finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals, and licensed
11as an animal shelter under the Animal Welfare Act.
12    "Public funds" means appropriated and non-appropriated
13funding from the State or federal government.
14    "Research facility" means an institution of higher
15education or corporation located in this State that utilizes
16dogs or cats for scientific, educational, or research purposes



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1and receives public funds, State or federal, for those
3    "Research facility adoption policy" means an adoption
4policy for dogs and cats that details the specific steps that a
5person can take to adopt a dog or cat that is no longer
6necessary for scientific, educational, or research purposes
7and that in the opinion of the dog's or cat's veterinarian is
8suitable for adoption. The policy shall apply only to dogs or
9cats owned by the research facility.
10    Section 10. Research dogs and cats adoption.
11    (a) A research facility that owns dogs or cats for
12scientific, educational, or research purposes shall have a
13research facility adoption policy. The research facility
14adoption policy shall be made available on the research
15facility's website.
16    (b) The research facility adoption policy shall require
17that the dog's or cat's veterinarian approve the dog or cat for
18adoption prior to any adoption under the policy.
19    (c) The research facility adoption policy shall include
20provisions pursuant to which an animal adoption organization
21may be eligible to adopt and may seek the adoption of dogs and
22cats from the research facility.
23    (d) A research facility that provides dogs or cats to an
24animal adoption organization pursuant to a research facility
25adoption policy may enter into an agreement with the animal



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1adoption organization, including, but not limited to, a
2confidentiality agreement, to protect the research facility
3from liability.
4    (e) A research facility that provides dogs or cats to an
5animal adoption organization pursuant to its research facility
6adoption policy is immune from any civil liability resulting
7from the research facility's actions as described under this
8Section, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.".