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Full Text of HB3343  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Andrew S. Chesney


225 ILCS 605/7  from Ch. 8, par. 307
225 ILCS 605/21  from Ch. 8, par. 321

    Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture may audit or validate the intake and outcome of statistics required for a license renewal (rather than shall not be required to). Provides that the annual renewal license fee shall be offered to an animal shelter at a reduced rate if the animal shelter can demonstrate that it has satisfied specified requirements. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Animal Welfare Act is amended by changing
5Sections 7 and 21 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 605/7)  (from Ch. 8, par. 307)
7    Sec. 7. Applications for renewal licenses shall be made to
8the Department in a manner prescribed by the Department, shall
9contain such information as will enable the Department to
10determine if the applicant is qualified to continue to hold a
11license, shall report beginning inventory and intake and
12outcome statistics from the previous calendar year, and shall
13be accompanied by the required fee, which shall not be
14returnable. The report of intake and outcome statistics shall
15include the following:
16        (1) The total number of dogs, cats, and other animals,
17    divided into species, taken in by the animal shelter or
18    animal control facility, in the following categories:
19            (A) surrendered by owner;
20            (B) stray;
21            (C) impounded other than stray;
22            (D) confiscated under the Humane Care for Animals
23        Act;



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1            (E) transfer from other licensees within the
2        State;
3            (F) transferred into or imported from out of the
4        State;
5            (G) transferred into or imported from outside the
6        country; and
7            (H) born in shelter or animal control facility.
8        (2) The disposition of all dogs, cats, and other
9    animals taken in by the animal shelter or animal control
10    facility, divided into species. This data must include
11    dispositions by:
12            (A) reclamation by owner;
13            (B) adopted or sold;
14            (C) euthanized;
15            (D) euthanized per request of the owner;
16            (E) died in custody;
17            (F) transferred to another licensee;
18            (G) transferred to an out-of-state out-of-State
19        nonprofit agency;
20            (H) animals missing, stolen, or escaped;
21            (I) cats returned to in field; and
22            (J) ending inventory; shelter count at end of the
23        last day of the year.
24    The Department may shall not be required to audit or
25validate the intake and outcome statistics required to be
26submitted under this Section.



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1(Source: P.A. 100-870, eff. 1-1-19; 101-295, eff. 8-9-19;
2revised 8-24-20.)
3    (225 ILCS 605/21)  (from Ch. 8, par. 321)
4    Sec. 21. License fees.
5    (a) The following fees shall accompany each application
6for a license, which fees shall not be returnable:
7        (1) a. for an original license to an individual . $350
8        (2) b. for an original license to a partnership,
9                animal shelter, or animal control
10                facility or corporation ................ $350
11        (3) c. for an annual renewal license ............ $100
12        (4) d. for each branch office license ........... $100
13        (5) e. for the renewal of any license not renewed by
14                July 1 of the year ..................... $400
15        f. (blank)
16        g. (blank)
17    (b) The annual renewal license fee shall be offered to an
18animal shelter at a reduced rate if the animal shelter can
19demonstrate that it has satisfied the following requirements:
20        (1) a collaboration with a rescue group classified as
21    a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the
22    Internal Revenue Code;
23        (2) the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive
24    adoption program with features such as off-site adoption
25    events and adoption incentives;



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1        (3) the development of innovative strategies to
2    increase pet retention, such as counseling and resource
3    referrals; and
4        (4) a record of consistent public relations and
5    marketing efforts directed at increasing adoptions and
6    donations or recruiting volunteers.
7    The Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement
8this subsection (b).
9(Source: P.A. 101-295, eff. 8-9-19; revised 12-9-19.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.