Bill Text: IL HR0268 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Declares April 30, 2021 to be Therapy Animal Day in the State of Illinois.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-05-13 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons [HR0268 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HR0268-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, There are thousands of Pet Partners therapy
3animal teams serving in communities across the United States;
4and
5 WHEREAS, Pet Partners has designated April 30 as National
6Therapy Animal Day; and
7 WHEREAS, Pet Partners therapy animal teams in Illinois
8play an essential role in improving human health and
9well-being through the human-animal bond; and
10 WHEREAS, Pet Partners therapy animal teams make millions
11of visits per year in settings such as hospitals, nursing
12homes, schools and hospice; and
13 WHEREAS, Pet Partners therapy animal teams interact with a
14variety of people in Illinois, including veterans, seniors,
15patients, students facing literacy challenges, and those
16approaching the end of life; and
17 WHEREAS, These exceptional therapy animals who partner
18with their human companions bring comfort and healing to those
19in need; therefore, be it

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1 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
2HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
3we declare April 30, 2021 to be Therapy Animal Day in the State
4of Illinois; and be it further
5 RESOLVED, That members of the Illinois House publicly
6salute the service of therapy animal teams in Illinois and
7across the nation, and we encourage all Illinoisans to
8celebrate therapy animals and their human handlers.
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