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 Bill Status of HB5004  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Christine Winger, Sam Yingling, Natalie A. Manley and Anna Moeller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
510 ILCS 70/3.08 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that no person, except a veterinarian licensed in this State, using anesthesia, may surgically debark or silence a dog or cat. Provides that a veterinarian conducting a debarking procedure must file a written certification with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation stating that the surgical debarking or silencing is medically necessary to treat or relieve an illness, disease, or injury or to correct a congenital abnormality that is causing or will cause the dog or cat medical harm or pain. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony for which a fine of not more than $2,500 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both, may be imposed.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Christine Winger
  2/8/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2016HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/25/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/29/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Christine Winger
  2/29/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/23/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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