HB 5530

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

Animal Prosecution-Advocate

Abstract

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 Civil Administrative Code of Illinois Department of Agriculture Law. 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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Jun 23, 2020

House

Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 17, 2020

House

Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee

Feb 18, 2020

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 14, 2020

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish

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