Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that the definition of "dog dealer" does not include a person who sells dogs at retail to the public. Provides that a person who sells dogs at retail to the public, shall not be considered an animal shelter under the Act. Defines "at retail to the public". Provides that the Illinois Department of Agriculture may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke a license for operating without a proper license under the Act.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that "at retail to the public" means the selling or offering for sale companion animals (rather than only animals) at a brick-and-mortar establishment that were obtained from breeders or brokers for compensation and not bred on its premises.