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Public Act 100-0090


Public Act 0090 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0090
SB1342 EnrolledLRB100 08487 SLF 18606 b

    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
Section 48-11 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/48-11 new)
    Sec. 48-11. Unlawful use of an elephant in a traveling
animal act.
    (a) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Mobile or traveling animal housing facility" means a
transporting vehicle such as a truck, trailer, or railway car
used to transport or house animals while traveling to an
exhibition or other performance.
    "Performance" means an exhibition, public showing,
presentation, display, exposition, fair, animal act, circus,
ride, trade show, petting zoo, carnival, parade, race, or other
similar undertaking in which animals are required to perform
tricks, give rides, or participate as accompaniments for
entertainment, amusement, or benefit of a live audience.
    "Traveling animal act" means any performance of animals
where animals are transported to, from, or between locations
for the purpose of a performance in a mobile or traveling
animal housing facility.
    (b) A person commits unlawful use of an elephant in a
traveling animal act when he or she knowingly allows for the
participation of an African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) or
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) protected under the federal
Endangered Species Act of 1973 in a traveling animal act.
    (c) This Section does not apply to an exhibition of
elephants at a non-mobile, permanent institution, or other
    (d) Sentence. Unlawful use of an elephant in a traveling
animal act is a Class A misdemeanor.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018