PIJAC

2019-2020 Legislative Overview - Illinois

68 pet industry-related issues were proposed in the 2019-2020 legislative session, 27 of which were designated as priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority ISSUES:

 

2019-2020 (ADJOURNED ON 5/23/2020)

 

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 680

Amends Chapter 205 (Financial Regulation), Section 660 (Sales Finance Agency Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to prohibit companion animal leasing.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 2933

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide that a pet shop operator may offer for sale only those dogs or cats obtained from an animal control center, animal care facility, kennel, pound, or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, State, or federal government, or a humane society or rescue organization.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 3265

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 68 (Herptiles-Herps Act) and Chapter 515 (Fish), Section 5 (Fish & Aquatic Life Code) of IL Compiled Statutes to: 1) specify that violators of this section are guilty of a Class B misdemeanor;  2) modify the definitions of "aquatic life" and "special use herptile"; and 3) further provide for herptile disease transmission.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 3390

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to require kennel operators to install certain fire alarm monitoring systems.

ENACTED

HB 3533

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide that a pet shop operator may not sell or offer for sale any dog or cat if the dog or cat was obtained from a dog dealer or cattery operator.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 3620

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to restrict the retail sale of dogs and cats.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4105

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes, Section 605/3.8 (Sourcing of dogs and cats sold by pet shops) to further provide for dog and cat sourcing restrictions by pet shops and dog dealers and to define the term "puppy mill".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4770

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 70 (Humane Care for Animals Act) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding a new Subsection 19 to provide for an Animal Sourcing Database and a Certification Board.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 4928

Amends Chapter 30 (Finance), Title 105 (State Finance Act) and Chapter 510 (Animals), Title 70 (Humane Care for Animals Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to create an Animal Abuse Registry and an Animal Abuse Registry Fund.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

HB 5448

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Title 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding provisions to require that high volume dog breeders comply with specified requirements for each dog that is kept, housed, and maintained by the breeder, including enclosure size and standards, food and water standards, medical care standards, and exercise and enrichment standards.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 61

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 5 (Animal Control Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to further regulate the adoption or release of cats and dogs by animal shelters and animal control facilities.

ENACTED

SB 1240

Amends Chapter 30 (Finance), Section 105 (State Financing Act) of Illinois Compiled Statutes to create the Checkout Bag Tax Act.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 1347

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 70 (Humane Care for Animals Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty convictions to the National Animal Abuse "Do Not Adopt Registry".

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 1535

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Operations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide that an establishment where dogs or dogs and cats are maintained for boarding, training, or a similar purpose for a fee or compensation that is not staffed at all times must be equipped with a fire sprinkler or other fire suppression system.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 2462

Amends Title 215 (Insurance), Chapter 5 (Illinois Insurance Code) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding a new Section 143.10d (Homeowner's Liability Insurance) to prohibit insurance policy discrimination based upon a specific breed of dog upon the insured property.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 3078

Amends Chapter 225 (Professions, Occupations & Business Regulations), Section 605 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Compiled Statutes to provide that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 3088

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Section 70 (Humane Care for Animals Act) of IL Compiled Statutes by adding a new Section 4.02a to create both local animal abuse registries and a statewide animal abuse registry.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

SB 3319

Amends Chapter 510 (Animals), Title 68 (Herptiles-Herps Act), Article 1 (General Provisions), Section 1-15 (Definitions) of IL Compiled Statutes to modify the definitions of "Special use herptile" and to add "Consumptive use" and "Herptoculture" to the definitions in the Act.

DIED IN COMMITTEE

REG 2020-001

Rulemaking to amend Title 8 (Agriculture & Animals), Chapter 1 (Department of Agriculture), Part 25 (Animal Welfare Act) of IL Department of Agriculture Regulations by adding a new Section 25.145 (Kennel Operators) to implement recently enacted HB 3390, which requires that kennel operators must have either a fire alarm system or a fire sprinkler system installed.

PENDING

ORD 2020001

Proposed ordinances (Option A and Option B) would amend Chapter 4 (Animal Control) of Naperville, IL Municipal Code by adding a new Section 10-4-17 (Sourcing of Animals Sold by Pet Shop Operators) to restrict the sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2020002

Proposed Ordinance No. 2827 amends Title 4 (Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection), Article 1 (General License Requirements), Chapter 4-384 (Animal Care), Section 15 (Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits) of the Chicago, IL Municipal Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet shops.

PENDING

ORD 2019001

Amends Article 8 (Business & Activity Licenses & Regulations) of Downers Grove, IL Municipal Code by adding a new Section 8.17 (Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits) to restrict the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in the Village.

ADOPTED

ORD2019002

Ordinance No. 2019-019 amends the Vernon Hills, IL Village Code of Ordinances to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in the village.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019003

Ordinance No. 19-O-0008 amends Appendix A (Zoning), Article 4 (Definitions), Section 4.1 (Construction of Terms) of West Chicago, IL Code to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019004

Ordinance No. 2019-428 amends Chapter 91 (Animal Control), Article IV (Restrictions and Prohibitions) of Springfield, IL Municipal Code by adding a new Section 91.27 (Restriction on the Sale of Animals) to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores.

ADOPTED

ORD 2019005

Amends Chapter 7 (Health), Article VI (Animals), Division 2 (Dogs and Cats) of Rock Island, IL Code of Ordinances to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet shops.

ADOPTED

ORD 2018005

Proposed ordinance (No. O-2019-38) to amend Title 6 (Animals) of the Village Code of Buffalo Grove, IL by adding a new Chapter 6.12.190 to prohibit the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores in the village.

ADOPTED

 

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