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 Bill Status of HB5543  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr. - Tom Cross - Sidney H. Mathias

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Gary G. Dahl)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 605/3.3 new
225 ILCS 605/3.4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Prohibits an animal shelter or animal control facility from adopting out any dog or cat that has not been sterilized in a manner acceptable to the Department of Agriculture, unless certain conditions have been expressly agreed to by the adopting owner prior to the adoption. Prohibits the release of any animal by an animal shelter or animal control facility to an individual representing an animal shelter, unless the animal shelter has been licensed or has a foster care permit issued by the Department or the individual is a representative of a not-for-profit, out-of-State organization. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  2/14/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Cross
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/26/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/26/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/26/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 010-000-000
  2/27/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/2/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/9/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/9/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 10, 2008
  4/30/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Gary G. Dahl
  5/1/2008SenateFirst Reading
  5/1/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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