Bill Text: IL SB0641 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Animal Control Act. Provides that if the money from registration fees is placed in the county animal population control fund it may also be used for a purpose under the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program for an animal control facility, animal shelter, organization or resident (currently, resident) who humanely traps feral cats for spaying or neutering and return under a provision in the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act. Provides that only the registration requirements, the registration fees, the microchipping requirements, and the microchipping fees under the Act do not apply to feral cats, rather than the entire Section shall not apply to feral cats. Provides that if no placement is available by an animal control facility, the dog or cat may (rather than shall) be humanely dispatched under the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act. Amends the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act. Provides that a resident of State who owns a dog or cat and who is eligible for any government assistance, including the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program (rather than solely a resident eligible for the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program), shall be eligible to participate in the program at a reduced rate if the owner signs a consent form certifying that he or she is the owner of the dog or cat or is authorized to present the dog or cat for the procedure. Provides that an animal control facility, animal shelter, organization, or a resident of this State who humanely traps feral cats for spaying or neutering and return is eligible to participate in the program if recognized by the municipality or by the county. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-25 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0405 [SB0641 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0641-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0405
SB0641 EnrolledLRB100 06133 SLF 16165 b
AN ACT concerning animals.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Animal Control Act is amended by changing
Section 3 and by adding Section 3.5 as follows:
(510 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 353)
Sec. 3. The County Board Chairman with the consent of the
County Board shall appoint an Administrator. Appointments
shall be made as necessary to keep this position filled at all
times. The Administrator may appoint as many Deputy
Administrators and Animal Control Wardens to aid him or her as
authorized by the Board. The compensation for the
Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control
Wardens shall be fixed by the Board. The Administrator may be
removed from office by the County Board Chairman, with the
consent of the County Board.
The Board shall provide necessary personnel, training,
equipment, supplies, and facilities, and shall operate pounds
or contract for their operation as necessary to effectuate the
program. The Board may enter into contracts or agreements with
persons to assist in the operation of the program and may
establish a county animal population control program.
The Board shall be empowered to utilize monies from their
General Corporate Fund to effectuate the intent of this Act.
The Board is authorized by ordinance to require the
registration and may require microchipping of dogs and cats.
The Board shall impose an individual dog or cat registration
fee with a minimum differential of $10 for intact dogs or cats.
Ten dollars of the differential shall be placed either in a
county animal population control fund or in the State's Pet
Population Control Fund. If the money is placed in the county
animal population control fund it shall be used to (i) spay,
neuter, or sterilize adopted dogs or cats or (ii) spay or
neuter dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who
are eligible for the Food Stamp Program. All persons selling
dogs or cats or keeping registries of dogs or cats shall
cooperate and provide information to the Administrator as
required by Board ordinance, including sales, number of
litters, and ownership of dogs and cats. If microchips are
required, the microchip number may serve as the county animal
control registration number.
In obtaining information required to implement this Act,
the Department shall have power to subpoena and bring before it
any person in this State and to take testimony either orally or
by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in
the same manner as prescribed by law for civil cases in courts
of this State.
The Director shall have power to administer oaths to
witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by
law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in
any Act administered by the Department.
This Section does not apply to feral cats.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)
(510 ILCS 5/3.5 new)
Sec. 3.5. County animal population fund use limitation.
Funds from the $10 set aside of the differential under Section
3 of this Act that is placed in the county animal population
control fund may only be used to (1) spay, neuter, vaccinate,
or sterilize adopted dogs or cats; (2) spay, neuter, or
vaccinate dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who
are eligible for the Food Stamp Program or Social Security
Disability Benefits Program; or (3) spay, neuter, and vaccinate
feral cats in programs recognized by the county or a
municipality. This Section does not apply to a county with
3,000,000 or more inhabitants.
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