Full Statute Name:  West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Chapter 510. Animals. Act 82. Police Dog Retirement Act

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Primary Citation:  510 I.L.C.S. 82/1 - 5 Last Checked:  February, 2017 Alternate Citation:  IL ST CH 510 § 82/1 - 5 Date Adopted:  2016
Summary:

The Police Dog Retirement Act, effective on January 1, 2017, states that a public service dog that is no longer fit for service shall be offered by the law enforcement agency to the officer or employee who had custody and control of the animal during its service. This includes a search and rescue dog, service dog, accelerant detection canine, or other dog that is in use by a county, municipal, or State law enforcement agency. If the officer or employee does not wish to keep the dog, the dog may be offered to another officer or employee in the agency, or to a non-profit organization or a no-kill animal shelter.

Statute Text: 

82/1. Short title

§ 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Police Dog Retirement Act.

Credits
P.A. 99-817, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

 

82/5. Police dog retirement

§ 5. Police dog retirement. Notwithstanding any provisions in the State Property Control Act to the contrary, a police dog, including a search and rescue dog, service dog, accelerant detection canine, or other dog that is in use by a county, municipal, or State law enforcement agency, which is deemed no longer fit for public service, shall be offered by the law enforcement agency to the officer or employee who had custody and control of the animal during its service. If the officer or employee does not wish to keep the dog, this dog may be offered to another officer or employee in the agency, or to a non-profit organization or a no-kill animal shelter that may facilitate an appropriate adoption of the dog.

Credits
P.A. 99-817, § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.

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