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Full Text of SB3791  103rd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/9/2024, by Sen. Mike Simmons


510 ILCS 72/25

    Amends the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, an animal shelter may not euthanize any dog, cat, or other domesticated animal. Effective July 1, 2024.

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1    AN ACT concerning animals.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act is
5amended by changing Section 25 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 72/25)
7    Sec. 25. Euthanasia agency.
8    (a) To be certified as a euthanasia agency, an entity must
9apply to the Department, hold an active license under the
10Animal Welfare Act as an animal control facility or an animal
11shelter, pay the required fee, and agree to:
12        (1) Keep euthanasia drugs in a securely locked cabinet
13    or a metal safe that meets the requirements of the
14    Illinois Controlled Substances Act and rules adopted under
15    that Act when not in use. A temporary storage cabinet may
16    be used when a euthanasia technician is on duty and
17    animals are being euthanized during the workday.
18        (2) Comply with the requirements of the Illinois Food,
19    Drug and Cosmetic Act, federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
20    (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. (1976)), federal Controlled
21    Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq. (1976)), and the
22    Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
23        (3) Keep the conditions of the euthanasia area clean



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1    and sanitary with adequate equipment and supplies to
2    enable the humane disposition of animals.
3    (b) A euthanasia agency may purchase, store, and possess
4Schedule II and Schedule III (nonnarcotic controlled
5substances) drugs for the euthanization of animals upon
6obtaining from the Department an Illinois controlled
7substances license pursuant to the Illinois Controlled
8Substances Act and a controlled substance license issued by
9the Drug Enforcement Administration pursuant to the federal
10Controlled Substances Act.
11    (c) The Department shall inspect the facility prior to the
12issuance of the controlled substance license.
13    (d) The euthanasia agency shall notify the Department in
14writing within 30 days of the time that the employment of a
15euthanasia technician is terminated from the euthanasia
17    (e) Notwithstanding any other law, no animal shelter shall
18be allowed to euthanize any dog, cat, or other domesticated
19animal returned or found on the street beginning July 1, 2024.
20(Source: P.A. 92-449, eff. 1-1-02.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,