SB241

  • holmes 041719SPRINGFIELD –State Senator Linda Holmes’ (D-Aurora) legislation to address a number of issues regarding animal shelters and foster groups, licensing fees and feral cat programs, as well as a measure to ban cosmetics testing on animals, have been signed into law.

    Senate Bill 61 increases licensing fees and fines under the Department of Agriculture for the first time since 1971. It also changes rules regarding adopted dogs and cats and the facilities that provide foster homes and transport pets for adoption.

     

  • holmes 053019SPRINGFIELD –A measure regarding animal welfare sponsored by State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) passed the Illinois Senate.

    Senate Bill 241 amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to prohibit importation or sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that use animal testing after the effective date of the act. Modern testing alternatives are less expensive, faster and more predictive of human reactions than past practices of painful tests on animals to assess the safety of chemicals used in cosmetics.

    This ban does not include cosmetic products or ingredients that have been tested on animals but are currently being sold before the implementation date.