Bill Status of HB4443  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
725 ILCS 5/107-17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Requires a peace officer to arrest without a warrant or issue a notice to appear to any person who violates the cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, animal torture, or animal fighting offenses under the Humane Care for Animals Act, or the sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal or dogfighting offenses under the Criminal Code of 2012. If the person arrested is not the owner of the animal, the peace officer must use reasonable diligence to notify the owner and provide care for the animal until turned over to the owner or owner's agent. Provides for the recovery of cost of care and limited liability for actions taken under the arrest and care provisions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/13/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/15/2016HouseFirst Reading
  1/15/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/7/2016HouseTo Sentencing, Penalties, and Criminal Procedure Subcommittee
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2016HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/12/2016HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 22, 2016
  4/19/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  4/19/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die