Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Dog Breeder License Act. Provides for the licensure of dog breeders with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation beginning 6 months after the effective date of the Act. Sets forth powers and duties of the Department, licensure requirements, grounds for discipline, civil and criminal penalties for violation of the Act, and administrative procedure. Includes provisions concerning exemption from the Act. Provides that the Act does not limit the power of a unit of local government from regulating or licensing the practice of dog breeding in a stricter manner. Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that pet shop operators must publicly disclose certain information regarding dogs for sale. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that a licensee who intentionally makes false or misleading statements in connection with the disclosures required by the Dog Breeder License Act and the Animal Welfare Act are violations of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to set a repeal date of January 1, 2020 for the new Act. Effective immediately.
Pension Note (Commission on Gov. Forecasting & Accountability)
Will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note (Commission on Gov. Forecasting & Accountability)
Would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and therefore would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Financial & Professional Regulation)
Will have a fiscal impact of approximately $1.3 million to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Department will be required to hire an additional 15 positions to meet this new mandate. The additional funding for this mandate is not included in the FY10 budget proposal, and will be required to meet the proposed statutory changes.