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Full Text of HB1847  99th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Jim Durkin


510 ILCS 5/8  from Ch. 8, par. 358

    Amends the Animal Control Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning rabies inoculations.

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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 Animal Control Act is amended by changing
5Section 8 as follows:
6    (510 ILCS 5/8)  (from Ch. 8, par. 358)
7    Sec. 8. Every owner of a dog 4 months or more of age shall
8have each dog inoculated against rabies by a licensed
9veterinarian. Every dog shall have a second rabies vaccination
10within one year of the the first. Terms of subsequent vaccine
11administration and duration of immunity must be in compliance
12with USDA licenses of vaccines used. Evidence of such rabies
13inoculation shall be entered on a certificate the form of which
14shall be approved by the Board and which shall contain the
15microchip number of the animal if it has one and which shall be
16signed by the licensed veterinarian administering the vaccine.
17Veterinarians who inoculate a dog shall procure from the County
18Animal Control in the county where their office is located
19serially numbered tags, one to be issued with each inoculation
20certificate. Only one dog shall be included on each
21certificate. The veterinarian immunizing or microchipping an
22animal shall provide the Administrator of the county in which
23the animal resides with a certificate of immunization and



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1microchip number. The Board shall cause a rabies inoculation
2tag to be issued, at a fee established by the Board for each
3dog inoculated against rabies.
4    Rabies vaccine for use on animals shall be sold or
5distributed only to and used only by licensed veterinarians.
6Such rabies vaccine shall be licensed by the United States
7Department of Agriculture.
8    If a licensed veterinarian determines in writing that a
9rabies inoculation would compromise an animal's health, then
10the animal shall be exempt from the rabies shot requirement,
11but the owner must still be responsible for the fees.
12(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)