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Full Text of HB3390  101st General Assembly


Rep. Diane Pappas

Filed: 3/20/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3390 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Animal Welfare Act is amended by adding
5Section 18.2 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 605/18.2 new)
7    Sec. 18.2. Fire alarm system.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Fire alarm system" means a fire alarm system that complies
10with any applicable rules adopted by the State Fire Marshal and
11automatically triggers notification to local emergency
12responders when activated.
13    (b) A kennel operator that maintains dogs and cats for
14boarding that is not staffed at all times shall be equipped
15with at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in
16operating condition in every building of the kennel operator



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1that is used for the housing of animals.
2    Compliance with an applicable federal, State, or local law,
3rule, or building code requiring the installation or
4maintenance of fire alarm monitoring systems in a manner
5different from this Section, but providing a level of safety
6for occupants that is equal to or greater than that provided by
7this Section, shall be deemed to comply with this Section, and
8the requirements of the more stringent law shall govern rather
9than this Section.
10    (c) The State Fire Marshal shall inspect, or shall direct a
11local fire marshal to inspect, a kennel operator that maintains
12dogs and cats for boarding when a resident makes a credible
13complaint alleging that the kennel operator is not in
14compliance with this Section.
15    Local fire inspectors shall determine whether a kennel
16operator that maintains dogs and cats for boarding is in
17compliance with this Section during the course of routine
18building and fire inspections of the kennel operator. Local
19fire officials and the State Fire Marshal shall immediately
20notify the Department upon discovering that a kennel operator
21is not in compliance with this Section.
22    (d) The Department shall deny issuing a license under this
23Act to a kennel operator that maintains dogs and cats for
24boarding that is not in compliance this Section. A kennel
25operator that is already licensed under this Act and found by
26the Department not to be in compliance with this Section shall



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1be liable for $500 for the first violation, $1,500 for the
2second violation, and $2,500 and the loss of the license issued
3under this Act for the third violation. The State's Attorney of
4the county in which the violation occurred or the Attorney
5General may bring an action in the circuit court in which the
6violation occurred to enforce the collection of any civil
7penalty imposed.".