Bill Text: IL HB1697 | 2011-2012 | 97th General Assembly | Amended

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Bill Title: Amends the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004. Removes language allowing an owner of livestock and any of the owner's employees or the owner and employees of a service and care provider of livestock caring for and treating livestock belonging to the owner or under a provider's care to dock cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and swine. Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that no person may dock or hire any other person to dock the tail of any living member of the bovine species. Provides that any person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and must pay a fine not to exceed $500. Authorizes licensed veterinarians to dock tails if doing so is necessary to protect the health of the animal. Defines "dock".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2013-01-08 - Session Sine Die [HB1697 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2011-HB1697-Amended.html

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz

Filed: 3/29/2011

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2 AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1697 as follows:
3on page 3, line 10, after "swine" by inserting "or docking of
4horses, sheep, goats, and swine,".