Governor Quinn signed a new law that provides for a training program in animal fighting awareness and humane response for law enforcement officers.

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn   signed into law a bill l to mandate training so law enforcement can better understand canine signaling or what the intent of a dog may be; Listen HERE - as the Governor signed the bill LIVE on Steve Dale's Pet World on WGN Radio

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Press Release:

CHICAGO –Governor Quinn today signed a new law that provides for a training program in animal fighting awareness and humane response for law enforcement officers. The new law is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to protect pets and ensure that all animals in Illinois are treated ethically and responsibly.

“There is no place in Illinois for animal fighting and this new law will create awareness and help law officers deal with this kind of cruel behavior,” Governor Quinn said. “We also need to crack down on the mistreatment of animals in Illinois and this law will make sure our officers know the best way to respond to animals while out on the streets.”

House Bill 3388 adds language to the Illinois Police Training Act and includes a training program in animal fighting awareness. The bill provides that within the program there must be training dealing with humane responses to animal abuse, identifying animal fighting operations, and nonlethal ways to subdue canines.

Training will help create awareness and make it easier to see potential signs of dog-fighting in order to identify and break up dog-fighting rings.  Since these animals are bred to fight, they become extremely aggressive and a threat to the public. This legislation would help make it easier for officers to protect the public and themselves.  It also trains the officers in ways to subdue aggressive and abused animals in a nonlethal manner.

The new law will take effect January 1, 2014.

Press release from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart:

"I am pleased to see the Animal Fighting Awareness bill - the first legislation of its kind in the nation - become law today. Any time a police officer is forced to enter a home uninvited, it represents an unpredictable and potentially stressful situation - even more so when animals enter the equation. Providing these law enforcement guidelines will allow our officers to perform their tasks at hand while ensuring that animals within the home are treated in a humane and non-lethal manner. Averting accidental animal fatalities will ensure fiscal prudence by reducing the pricey legal settlements that have beset municipalities across the country - including Chicago. This law also provides officers across the state with the tools to help detect and crack down on dog fighting operations, which continue to plague our communities."




Bill Status of HB3388  98th General Assembly

Short Description:  ANIMAL FIGHTING AWARENESS

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly Burke - La Shawn K. Ford - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Greg Harris - John M. CabelloBarbara Wheeler and Esther Golar

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Bill Cunningham )

Last Action
Date Chamber  Action
  8/12/2013 House Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0311

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
  50 ILCS 705/10.14 new  


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides for a training program in animal fighting awareness and humane response for law enforcement officers. Provides that the purpose of the training is to equip law enforcement officers to identify animal fighting operations and respond appropriately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds a provision that the training include canine behavior and nonlethal ways to subdue a canine.



Illinois House Bill 3388


Status

Completed Legislative Action
August 12 2013 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0311
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Summary

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides for a training program in animal fighting awareness and humane response for law enforcement officers. Provides that the purpose of the training is to equip law enforcement officers to identify animal fighting operations and respond appropriately.


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Title

ANIMAL FIGHTING AWARENESS


Sponsors

Rep Kelly Burke Rep LaShawn K. Ford Rep Naomi D. Jakobsson Rep Greg Harris
Rep John M. Cabello Rep Barbara Wheeler Rep Esther Golar Sen Bill Cunningham



Roll Calls

2013-05-28 - Concurrence in House (Y: 105 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2013-05-15 - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 57 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2013-04-12 - Third Reading in House (Y: 99 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]



History

DateChamberAction
2013-08-12 House Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0311
2013-08-12 House Governor Approved
2013-06-19 House Sent to the Governor
2013-05-28 House Passed Both Houses
2013-05-28 House House Concurs
2013-05-28 House Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 105-012-000
2013-05-20 House Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
2013-05-16 House Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
2013-05-16 House Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Kelly Burke
2013-05-15 House Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
2013-05-15 House Arrived in House
2013-05-15 Senate Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
2013-05-08 Senate Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2013
2013-05-08 Senate Second Reading
2013-05-01 Senate Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2013
2013-05-01 Senate Do Pass as Amended State Government and Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
2013-05-01 Senate Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
2013-05-01 Senate Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
2013-04-30 Senate Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2013-04-30 Senate Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
2013-04-24 Senate Assigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
2013-04-16 Senate Referred to Assignments
2013-04-16 Senate First Reading
2013-04-12 Senate Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
2013-04-12 Senate Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 16, 2013
2013-04-12 Senate Arrive in Senate
2013-04-12 House Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 099-011-000
2013-04-12 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
2013-04-12 House Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Greg Harris
2013-04-12 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
2013-04-12 House Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
2013-04-12 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
2013-04-12 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
2013-04-11 House Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2013-04-11 House Second Reading - Short Debate
2013-03-22 House Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
2013-03-21 House Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2013-03-20 House Do Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 020-000-000
2013-03-20 House Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2013-03-20 House Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kelly Burke
2013-03-11 House Assigned to State Government Administration Committee
2013-02-26 House Referred to Rules Committee
2013-02-26 House First Reading
2013-02-26 House Filed with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford



Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
50 705 10.14 New Code See Bill Text



Illinois State Sources

TypeSource
Summary http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3388&GAID=12&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=85&GA=98
Text http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/09800HB3388.htm
Text http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/09800HB3388eng.htm
Text http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/09800HB3388sam001.htm
Text http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/09800HB3388enr.htm
Text http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/98/098-0311.htm
Roll Call http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/98/house/09800HB3388_04122013_002000T.pdf
Roll Call http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/98/senate/09800HB3388_05152013_030000T.pdf
Roll Call http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/98/house/09800HB3388_05282013_038000C.pdf