Bill Text: IL HB3390 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a kennel operator shall install in the kennel a fire alarm monitoring system that triggers notification to local emergency responders when activated. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall deny the initial licensure or license renewal of a kennel operator for the failure to comply with this provision.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-5)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-14 - Sent to the Governor [HB3390 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3390-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Animal Welfare Act is amended by adding
5Section 18.2 as follows:
6 (225 ILCS 605/18.2 new)
7 Sec. 18.2. Fire alarm system.
8 (a) In this Section:
9 "Fire alarm system" means a system that automatically
10triggers notification to local emergency responders when
11activated.
12 "Staffing plan" means a plan to staff a kennel operator
13anytime dogs or cats are on the premises. At a minimum, a
14staffing plan must include the kennel operator's hours of
15operation, number of staff, names of staff, and the staff's
16contact information. The Department may adopt rules adding
17requirements to a staffing plan.
18 "Qualified fire inspector" means a local fire official or a
19building inspector working for a unit of local government or
20fire protection district who is qualified to inspect buildings
21for fire safety or building code compliance.
22 (b) A kennel operator that maintains dogs or cats for
23boarding and that is not staffed at all times dogs or cats are

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1on the premises shall be equipped with at least one fire alarm
2system or fire sprinkler system in operating condition in every
3building of the kennel operator that is used for the housing of
4animals. The kennel operator shall certify in its license
5application and annually certify in its license renewal that
6either: (1) its facility has a fire alarm system or a fire
7sprinkler system, and shall include with the application or
8license renewal an attached description and picture of the make
9and model of the system used; or (2) the kennel is staffed at
10all times dogs or cats are on the premises, and shall include
11with the application or license renewal an attached staffing
12plan. The Department shall include this certification on each
13application for license or license renewal.
14 (c) A qualified fire inspector may inspect a kennel
15operator that maintains dogs and cats for boarding during the
16course of performing routine inspections. If during a routine
17inspection a qualified fire inspector determines that the
18kennel operator does not have a fire alarm system or fire
19sprinkler system the inspector may inform the Department.
20 (d) For the purposes of this Section, veterinary hospitals,
21practices, or offices are not kennel operators.
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
231, 2020.
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