DART, FEIGENHOLTZ AND LANG.
HUMANE CARE ANIMALS-PENALTIES
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Restates that certain
penalty provisions of the Act apply to every violation, including
every violation that involves more than one type of animal, except
where the only one or more animals involved in the violation are dogs.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes reference to:
510 ILCS 70/16
Adds reference to:
510 ILCS 70/3.03-1 new
Deletes everything. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act.
Provides that no person may knowingly create, sell, market, offer to
market or sell, or possess a depiction of animal cruelty. Provides
that no person may place that depiction in commerce for commercial
gain or entertainment. Provides that the prohibition does not apply
when the depiction has serious religious, political, scientific,
educational, law enforcement or humane investigator training,
journalistic, or historical value. Provides that depicting animal
cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor and that a second or subsequent
violation is a Class 4 felony. Provides that the court may order the
convicted person and must order a convicted juvenile to undergo a
psychological or psychiatric evaluation and to undergo any treatment
that the court determines to be appropriate after due consideration of
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the ban on creating, selling, marketing, offering
to market or sell, or possessing a depiction of animal cruelty does
not apply when the depiction has artistic value or involves rodeos,
sanctioned livestock events, or normal husbandry practices.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Section pertaining to the depiction of animal
cruelty does not apply when the depiction has religious or other value
(rather than serious religious or other value). Provides that if the
convicted person is a juvenile, the court shall (rather than must)
order the convicted person to undergo a psychological or psychiatric
evaluation and to undergo treatment that the court determines to be
appropriate after due consideration of the evaluation.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0776
Last action date: AUG-06-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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