HB 3995

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Animal Prosecution-Advocate


Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a prosecution of a case involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog, the court may, on its own motion or motion of any party, appoint a special advocate to assist the court, as deemed appropriate by the court, and represent the interests of justice regarding the health or safety of the cat or dog. Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall compile a list comprised of pro bono attorneys and law students from each county who may serve as special advocates for these cases.

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Sep 21, 2020


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

Jan 08, 2020


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

Dec 19, 2019


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

Dec 18, 2019


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney

Dec 16, 2019


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Allen Skillicorn

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