By Erika N. Chen-Walsh
Attention Illinois Herpers:
The Illinois Dangerous Animals Act was repealed in its entirety on August 27, 2012. HB 2582 was introduced on 2/18/11 as PA 97-1108. It was signed into law by Governor Quinn on 8/27/12.
It amends the Illinois Criminal Code and either amended or repealed entirely dozens of acts. 720 ILCS 585 was one of the acts repealed entirely. Effective January 1, 2013, there is no 720 ILCS 585 in effect in Illinois.
Within the Act is now 720 ILCS 5/48-10, which incorporates in totality the prior Illinois Dangerous Animals Act (720 ILCS 585) verbatim.
Full history of HB 2582 can be seen here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2582&GAID=11&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=&SessionID=84&SpecSess=&Session=&GA=97#actions