91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0753
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ANIMAL TORTURE                                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act.  Creates the  offense  of      
   animal  torture  as a Class 4 felony, committed when a person inflicts      
   extreme physical pain on an animal with  the  intent  to  increase  or      
   prolong  the  animal's  pain,  suffering,  or  agony.  Provides that a      
   second or subsequent offense is a Class 3 felony.    Provides  that  a      
   person   convicted  of  the  offense  shall  be  required  to  undergo      
   psychological or  psychiatric  evaluation  and  treatment.   Effective      
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                              
          The corrections population and fiscal impact is minimal.             
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)                        
          Same as DOC fiscal note.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that acts by persons engaged in lawful fishing, hunting,      
   or trapping  under the Wildlife Code or the Fish and Aquatic Life Code      
   and acts that are customary practices by persons engaged in scientific      
   or medical experiments  or  persons  engaged  in  meat  packing,  meat      
   processing,   or the  slaughtering of animals or  transporting animals      
   for slaughter  are exempt  from the new Section  regarding the offense      
   of animal torture.                                                          
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Department of Corrections)                
          Same as previous correctional note.                                  
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Administrative Office of Ill. Courts)         
          There may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads; there         
          would be no increase in the number of judges needed.                 
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Department of Corrections)                      
          Same as previous DOC fiscal note.                                    
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: 99-11-18

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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