Illinois House Representative John Bradley has filed a bill that would remove the ban on classifying vicious dogs based on breed. HB1080 was referred to the House Rules Committee on February 3, 2011.
At this time, there is no Senate companion bill.
It is important for Illinois residents to contact the Bill sponsor and each member of the House Rules Committee, as well as their respective House Rep. Unfortunately, it appears the legislator locator on the Illinois State Legislature website is inactive, but if you know what district you live in, you can find your representative here: http://www.ilga.gov/reports/rptMemberList.asp?gaid=11&ChamberId=H
Representative John Bradley
269-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0882 FAX
501 W. DeYoung, Suite 5
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-9807 FAX
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Please note that the Rules Committee Chair, Barbara Flynn Currie does not make her e-mail address available. Her contact information is listed below.
Representative Barbara Flynn Currie
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-1794 FAX
1303 E. 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-3010 FAX
Notice of Hearing
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97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012HB1080
Introduced 2/3/2011, by Rep. John E. Bradley
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
510 ILCS 5/15 from Ch. 8, par. 365
510 ILCS 5/24 from Ch. 8, par. 374
Amends the Animal Control Act. Removes the ban on classifying vicious dogs based on breed. Effective immediately.
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1 Sec. 24. Nothing in this Act shall be held to limit in any
2 manner the power of any municipality or other political
3 subdivision to prohibit animals from running at large, nor
4 shall anything in this Act be construed to, in any manner,
5 limit the power of any municipality or other political
6 subdivision to further control and regulate dogs, cats or other
7 animals in such municipality or other political subdivision
provided that no regulation or ordinance is specific to breed.
9 (Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03.)
10 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11 becoming law.