Update 2/23/11: HB 1080 will be heard in committee on March 1 at 2 PM.
Illinois state law currently prohibits municipalities from passing breed-specific laws. HB 1080 would undo this prohibition and permit any municipality to declare dogs dangerous based on breed.
HB 1080 will be heard by the Agriculture & Conservation Committee on February 22, 2011. Residents, please attend the committee meeting on Tuesday, February 22, and express your opposition to House Bill 1080.
When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room 122B, Illinois State Capitol Building, Springfield, Illinois
Contact info for committee members:
Lisa M. Dugan, (217) 782-5981, FAX (217) 558-4553
Patrick J. Verschoore, (217) 782-5970, FAX (217) 558-1253
Jim Sacia, JimSacia@aeroinc.net
Kelly Burke, (217) 782-0515, FAX (217) 789-4899
Mary E. Flowers, email@example.com
Brandon W. Phelps, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Reitz, email@example.com
Jason Barickman, firstname.lastname@example.org
John D. Cavaletto, (217) 782-0066, FAX (217) 782-1336
Norine Hammond, (217) 782-0416
Chad Hays, (217) 782-4811
Jack McGuire, email@example.com
Donald L. Moffitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Rosenthal, (217) 782-8071
All alerts for Illinois HB 1080: http://stopbsl.com/?s=%22hb+1080%22
The bill may be read and tracked here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1080&GAID=11&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=56892&SessionID=84&GA=97