Bill Status of SB1709  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro and Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 605/2from Ch. 8, par. 302
225 ILCS 605/3.8
225 ILCS 605/3.9 new
225 ILCS 605/3.15
225 ILCS 605/20from Ch. 8, par. 320
225 ILCS 605/20.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a pet shop operator may offer for sale a dog or cat only if the dog or cat is obtained from an animal control facility or animal shelter. Provides that an animal control facility or animal shelter that supplies dogs or cats to pet shop operators to be offered for sale shall not be a dog breeder or a cat breeder or obtain dogs or cats from a dog breeder, a cat breeder, a person who resells dogs or cats from a breeder, or a person who sells dogs or cats at auction in exchange for payment or compensation. Defines the term "offer for sale" and modifies the definitions of "pet shop operator" and "animal shelter". Effective 180 days after becoming law.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  3/19/2021SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/25/2021SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die