NICE Wins Big In Springfield

Posted on 03/19/2009



As per the AKC website, “SB 139 which sought to ban cropping and docking in Illinois, has been amended to remove all substantive language from the bill. It now simply exists as a placeholder or “shell”, should the sponsor choose to revisit the issue later in session.  AKC will continue to monitor this legislation and will update our website if new language is added to the bill.

Although Senate Bill 53 (the breeder regulation bill in the Senate) passed the Senate Licensed Activities Committee, the author has agreed to adopt an amendment on the Senate floor that will remove all language from the bill, rendering it a “shell” bill just like SB 139. 

House 198 (the House version of the breeder regulation bill) passed out of the House Business and Occupational Licenses Committee with an agreement from the sponsor that it will not proceed in its current form, and that any amendment will be sent back to committee for consideration.”