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 1                    AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1806

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend Senate Bill 1806 on  page  17,
 3    below line 28, by inserting the following:
 4        "This  Section  does not prohibit the use of a euthanasia
 5    drug by  a  euthanasia  agency  for  the  purpose  of  animal
 6    euthanasia,  provided  that the euthanasia drug is used by or
 7    under the direction of a licensed veterinarian  or  certified
 8    euthanasia  technician,  all as defined in and subject to the
 9    Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act."; and

10    on  page  33,  by  replacing  lines  7  through  9  with  the
11    following:
12        "Sec. 26-5. Dog fighting.  (For other provisions that may
13    apply to dog fighting, see the Humane Care for  Animals  Act.
14    For  provisions similar to this Section that apply to animals
15    other than dogs, see in particular Section 4.01 of the Humane
16    Care for Animals Act.)"; and

17    on page 36, below line 5, by inserting the following:
18        "(j)  Any dog or equipment involved  in  a  violation  of
19    this  Section shall be immediately seized and impounded under
20    Section 12 of the Humane Care for Animals Act when located at
21    any show, exhibition, program, or other activity featuring or
22    otherwise involving a dog fight for the  purposes  of  sport,
23    wagering, or entertainment.
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 1        (k)  Any  vehicle  or  conveyance  other  than  a  common
 2    carrier  that  is  used in violation of this Section shall be
 3    seized, held, and offered for sale at public auction  by  the
 4    sheriff's  department  of  the  proper  jurisdiction, and the
 5    proceeds from the sale shall be remitted to the general  fund
 6    of the county where the violation took place.
 7        (l)  Any veterinarian in this State who is presented with
 8    a  dog  for  treatment  of  injuries or wounds resulting from
 9    fighting where there is a reasonable possibility that the dog
10    was engaged in or utilized  for  a  fighting  event  for  the
11    purposes  of  sport,  wagering, or entertainment shall file a
12    report with the Department of Agriculture  and  cooperate  by
13    furnishing  the owners' names, dates, and descriptions of the
14    dog or dogs involved.  Any veterinarian  who  in  good  faith
15    complies   with  the  requirements  of  this  subsection  has
16    immunity from any liability, civil, criminal,  or  otherwise,
17    that may result from his or her actions.  For the purposes of
18    any  proceedings,  civil  or  criminal, the good faith of the
19    veterinarian shall be rebuttably presumed.
20        (m)  In addition to any other penalty  provided  by  law,
21    upon  conviction  for  violating  this Section, the court may
22    order that the convicted person and persons dwelling  in  the
23    same  household as the convicted person who conspired, aided,
24    or abetted in the unlawful act that  was  the  basis  of  the
25    conviction,  or who knew or should have known of the unlawful
26    act, may not own, harbor, or have custody or control  of  any
27    dog or other animal for a period of time that the court deems
28    reasonable.".

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