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 Bill Status of HB3184  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  HUMANE CARE-POLICE/RESCUE DOG

House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Weber

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/4.04from Ch. 8, par. 704.04


Synopsis As Introduced
Provides that the Act may be referred to as Draco's Law. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person convicted of willfully or maliciously torture, mutilate, injure, disable, poison, or kill (1) any animal used by a law enforcement department or agency in the performance of the functions or duties of the department or agency or when placed in confinement off duty, (2) any search and rescue dog, (3) any law enforcement, service, or search and rescue animal in training, or (4) any accelerant detection canine used by a fire officer for arson investigations in the performance of his or her functions or while off duty is guilty of a Class 3 felony if the animal is not killed or totally disabled. Provides that if the animal is killed or totally disabled, a person convicted of the violation is guilty of a Class 2 felony. Provides that if the offender is convicted of the violation, the offender shall be responsible for any veterinarian bills for an animal that was injured, and training costs for another animal, if the animal injured or killed is no longer able to be in service. Provides that a person does not violate these provisions if the animal used by a law enforcement department or agency was used against the person in violation of the law enforcement department or agency's use of force continuum or policy.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Weber
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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