PIJAC

2018 Legislative Session Overview - Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned its 2017-18 legislative session on May 31, 2018.

79 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 20 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 2824

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding a new section 3.8 regulating the sourcing of dogs and cats sold by pet shops.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 3438

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 70 (Humane Care For Animals Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide that in certain offenses involving injury to companion animals, the convicted individual shall pay the owner of the companion animal 3 times the value of the immediate, completed, or ongoing veterinary treatment related to the injury of the companion animal.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 3668

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 460 (Solicitation for Charity Act) of IL Compiles Statutes to exempt certain animal welfare organizations from registering and filing reports with the State Attorney General.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4221

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 460 of IL Compiled Statutes to exempt certain animal welfare organizations from the provisions and requirements of the Solicitations for Charity Act.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4912

Amends Chapter 720 (Criminal Offenses), Section 5 (Criminal Code), Article 48 (Animals) of Illinois Compiled Statutes by adding a new Section 8.5 to create the "Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4971

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 70 (Humane Care for Animals Act) of Illinois Compiled Statutes by adding a new section providing that the Department of Agriculture shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5246

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Part 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of Illinois Compiled Statutes to change the definition of "kennel operator" and to add definitions for "cat breeder" and "dog breeder".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5477

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to further provide for animal shelter and animal control facility transparency regarding recordkeeping and disposition.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5667

Amends Chapter 20 (Executive Branch), Section 2605 (Department of State Police Law) of Illinois Compiled Statutes by adding a new section providing that the Department of State Police shall create and maintain an animal abuse registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5790

Amends the School Code, the Swimming Facility Act, the Humane Care for Animals Act, the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act, the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections in Illinois Compiled Statutes to redefine "service animals" for purposes of the acts.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5807

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide restrictions on the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by pet shop operators statewide.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HR 480

House Resolution declaring the week of April 8-14, 2018 as Healthy Pet Week in the State of Illinois.

ADOPTED

HR 887

A House Resolution resolving that the IL House of Representatives admonish the Humane Society of the United States for their disrespectful work culture and lack of commitment to supporting animals.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 1882

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding a new section 3.8 regulating the sourcing of dogs and cats sold by pet shops.

ENACTED

SB 2280

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide restrictions on the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by pet shop operators in Will and DuPage counties.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SR 578

House Resolution declaring the week of April 8-14, 2018 as Healthy Pet Week in the State of Illinois.

ADOPTED

ORD 2018001

Proposed ordinance (No. 2018-05-08-78) amends Chapter 10 (Animals) of Kankakee County, IL Code by adding a new Section 10-14 to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats at swap meets.

ADOPTED

ORD 2018002

Proposed ordinance (No. 2018-05-08-79) amends Chapter 10 (Animals) of Kankakee County, IL Code by adding a new Section 10-15 to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats by pet stores.

ADOPTED

ORD 2018003

Proposed ordinance amends Title 10 (Police Regulations), Chapter 4 (Animal Control) of Naperville, IL Municipal Code by adding a new section to regulate the sourcing of animals sold by pet shop operators in the city and to provide for mandatory microchipping.

PENDING

ORD 2018004

Ordinance No. 02018-4044 would amend Section 4-384-015 (Retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits) of the Municipal Code of Chicago to further restrict the sourcing of dogs, cats and rabbits by pet shops from humane societies or rescue organizations.

PENDING

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