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Full Text of SB1672  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 4/15/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1672 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Insurance Code is amended by
5adding Section 143.10d as follows:
6    (215 ILCS 5/143.10d new)
7    Sec. 143.10d. Claim information for a dog-related
9    (a) An insurance company offering homeowner's insurance
10coverage or renter's insurance coverage that issues a policy
11or contract insuring against liability for injury to a person
12or injury to or destruction of property arising out of the
13ownership, lease, or rental of residential property shall, for
14any claim involving a dog-related incident, record
15circumstances relating to the incident, including, but not
16limited to:



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1        (1) if the alleged breed of the dog is noted on the
2    claim, whether the determination of the breed was based on
3    visual identification or more accurate methods, such as
4    American Kennel Club registration or DNA testing, and, if
5    the breed was determined by visual identification, who
6    made the visual identification and the qualifications of
7    the person making the visual identification;
8        (2) the sex of the dog and whether the dog was spayed
9    or neutered;
10        (3) whether, at the time of the incident, the person
11    or domestic animal who was injured, attacked, or
12    threatened by the dog had breached an enclosure or
13    structure in which the dog was kept apart from the public
14    and such person or domestic animal was not authorized by
15    the owner of the premises to be within the enclosure or
16    structure, including, but not limited to, a gated,
17    fenced-in area if the gate was closed, whether locked or
18    unlocked;
19        (4) whether the person or domestic animal who was
20    injured, attacked, or threatened by the dog was a
21    resident, invitee, licensee, trespasser, or had some other
22    status;
23        (5) whether the dog was on a leash or a chain at the
24    time of the incident and whether the incident occurred
25    indoors or outdoors;
26        (6) whether the person injured by the dog was engaged



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1    in teasing, tormenting, battering, assaulting, injuring,
2    or otherwise provoking the dog;
3        (7) the age and behavior of the victim when the
4    incident occurred;
5        (8) the exact location of the dog and the victim prior
6    to the incident;
7        (9) the type of injury sustained by the victim;
8        (10) whether the incident occurred on the owner's
9    property or elsewhere;
10        (11) any training, past behavior, or relevant medical
11    evaluations of the dog;
12        (12) whether the dog was declared dangerous or vicious
13    pursuant to the Animal Control Act;
14        (13) whether the person who was injured by the dog was
15    committing a crime upon the person or property of the
16    owner or keeper of the dog; and
17        (14) whether the dog was protecting or defending
18    itself, its offspring, another domestic animal, or a
19    person from attack or assault.
20    (b) This information shall be collected for a 3-year
21period beginning on January 1, 2022 and shall be reported
22annually to the Department. The Department shall make the
23information available on the Department's website by July 1,
242023 and shall update the information each July 1 through July
251, 2025.
26    (c) An insurer offering insurance as defined in subsection



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1(b) of Section 143.13 that does not have any dog breed
2restrictions or dog breed lists impacting underwriting and
3rating is exempt from the reporting requirements if the
4insurer certifies annually in writing to the Department that
5they do not have or use any dog breed restrictions or dog breed