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 has recently gained an amendment and a co-sponsor, Rep. Jehan A. Gordon.
The Agriculture & Conservation Committee hearing on HB 1080 has been moved to March 15. Residents, please attend the committee meeting on Tuesday, March 15, and express your opposition to House Bill 1080.
When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 413, Stratton Building, 401 S. Spring St., Springfield, Illinois
Directions to the Stratton Building: http://www.cdb.state.il.us/forms/download/DirectionsSPFLD.pdf
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon W. Phelps, email@example.com
Dan Reitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Barickman, email@example.com
John D. Cavaletto, (217) 782-0066, FAX (217) 782-1336
Norine Hammond, (217) 782-0416
Chad Hays, (217) 782-4811
Jack McGuire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald L. Moffitt, email@example.com
Wayne Rosenthal, (217) 782-8071
Frank Mautino, firstname.lastname@example.org
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