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Puppy lemon law advances

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

* The puppy lemon law passed the House yesterday 67-49 and now heads back to the Senate for concurrence

The measure’s backers include the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, but several kennel clubs across the state oppose the idea.

Under the plan - which would not apply to breeders or shelters - consumers who purchase an ill or diseased cat or dog from a pet store would have three options: get a new pet, get a full refund or have the store pay for veterinarian treatment.

A licensed veterinarian would have to deem the pet unfit for purchase within 21 days of the sale date, and only pet’s with certain conditions, not including hereditary or congenital diseases, would qualify. Zalewski said 17 other states have similar laws. […]

Illinois now requires pet stores to provide information about a pet’s health history but gives consumers no remedy if they unknowingly buy an ill animal. […]

“We have bills of great importance,” Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) said. “Now, I want to let you know how important this is. The office of the governor has come in as a proponent for this. [He] can’t stand up for any other thing we’re doing around here, but the puppy lemon law. You talk about somebody riding issues to the hilt. That’s ridiculous.”

* On a related note, Oscar the Puppy took his first pontoon boat ride several days ago. He loved it…

* He really needs a haircut, but so do I. We’ll get it done after session…

* Lately, Oscar has taken to tugging on his leash. Gotta break him of that habit…

* One more…

Oscar is always positive, happy and fun-loving. He’s just a great puppy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


35 Comments
  1. - foster brooks - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    Where do you do your boating rich? We just got our toon in the water.


  2. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    Lake Spfld.


  3. - Proud - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    He is a Wheaton is he not? I have a 7mth old Wheaton Terrier. Great Dogs!


  4. - Soave - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 12:45 pm:

    What breed or breeds is he? So cute!


  5. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 12:58 pm:

    Yes. He’s a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.


  6. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Where’s his life jacket? Don’t tell me you don’t have one for him.


  7. - danlinn - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:12 pm:

    Any indication from Oscar on his position about the Puppy Lemon bill, one bark good- two barks bad? He surely is not a lemon as evident in all his praise and positive and photogenic demeanor but I’d like to get an idea on his thoughts about the issue.


  8. - Wallader - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    Adorbs!! Lucky you!!


  9. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:20 pm:

    Oscar for Governor 2014!


  10. - cover - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    Rich, your haircut should wait until after the legislative session adjourns. Think of it as your own version of a hockey playoff beard, let the hair grow until you’re done.


  11. - Both Sides Now - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    Just curious - does the bill include any language about what happens to the puppies that are deemed “unfit” and returned to the seller?


  12. - ChicagoDem - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    I agree, you guys do need a haircut and perhaps a shave of sorts.


  13. - Phenomynous - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Oscar “The Wheaten ( to be confused with Wheaton) Terrier” Miller

    The “Irish” Soft-coated terriers fought proudly for the Union during the Civil War.


  14. - JoeVerdeal - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    Any sort of heartless humanoid who would return a puppy because it was sick….rather than simply care for the poor dog…..should stand to lose whatever money is invested in the little one.

    Personally, I would be happy to see anyone who would do such a thing be racked and flogged.


  15. - walkinfool - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    Oscar’s walking you.


  16. - shore - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    looks like some people were really CATTY about this legislation.


  17. - dupage dan - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:04 pm:

    === Where’s his life jacket? ===

    Don’t you know anything about the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier? Each of those seriously cute fibers you see are DuPont Quallofil (r) and, believe it or not, each piece of fur is its own PFD since it is filled with air. So, worry not.


  18. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    =Oscar for Governor 2014! =

    I’ve always believed, and will always believe, that puppies who are loved unconditionally can grow up to do some truly amazing things in life–not to mention the joy that they bring to those around them…with just their mere presence.


  19. - Been There - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    Are you in compliance if HB83 passes?


  20. - reformer - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    I’m impressed that Rep. Zalewski got this bill through the House Ag Committee, which has been the killing field for previous puppy lemon law bills. I see most of the opposition came from Republicans and downstate Dems. It’s good to see that Chapa LaVia changed her mind and supported this bill.


  21. - reformer - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:29 pm:

    Looking at how the members of the House Ag Committee voted on this bill on the floor, there were 11 No votes and just 4 Yes votes, the reversal of the vote in committee.

    Either Zalewski got a whole bunch of regulars substituted, or he persuaded the regulars to vote to let it out of committee with the understanding most would oppose it on the floor. In either case, it’s an impressive feat, given how strongly opposed most of the downstaters are to such laws.


  22. - Former Merit Comp Slave - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:33 pm:

    Your pup is one of the best thing you’ve ever done for this blog!! Things are so stressful in Springfield right now, personally for many of us. But when I see your puppy pix it’s instantly calming and puts a smile on my face! Thanks!


  23. - PuppyLover - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    Some thoughts from someone who has been following this closely.

    To the question of who would return a sick dog. There are some diseases which will quickly spread to other dogs, and sometimes humans. Right now, they could happen and a consumer would have no recourse.

    Rep. Zalewski and Sen. Kotowski did a terrific job with this bill. The Humane Society of the United Stated did a fantastic job. They negotiated most of the opposition away and got members like Rep. Rosenthal and Mautino to vote it out of committee. It passed the Senate with one vote.

    Really an outstanding job by Sen. Kotowski, Rep. Zalewski, and Kristen Strawbridge of the Humane Society.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 2:36 pm:

    Oscar on the Water… Looking at these pictures heps me find my Zen.

    Never enough Oscar during session days.


  25. - Wensicia - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 4:11 pm:

    ==Oscar has taken to tugging on his leash. Gotta break him of that habit==

    I suggest not using the term “bite me” in this effort. Beautiful dog; he’s grown quite a bit since the first pictures.


  26. - too obvious - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    Isn’t this really a write puppies’ death warrant bill?

    p.s. if Oscar endorses same sex marriage the bill will sail through.


  27. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 4:46 pm:

    Anyone else notice that when Oscar the Puppy comes up all blog work comes to a halt?


  28. - Spinning Top - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 5:00 pm:

    Oscar is growing up fast!


  29. - CircularFiringSquad - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 7:08 pm:

    Consensus was the leader auditions from Bill Mitchell and BizKay were flops


  30. - RNUG Fan - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 8:22 pm:

    The purpose behind the law is another way to get at the puppy mill problem That along with the pit bull issue are the only reason for too many dogs. So its a serious bill


  31. - RNUG Fan - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 8:24 pm:

    There was another bill by Laura Fine to require cause of euthanasia to help limit it and understand animal health issue Did that one go anywhere?


  32. - Joan P. - Tuesday, May 28, 13 @ 9:37 pm:

    Awww, what a cutie! Clearly he’s no lemon! And I say that as a cat person.


  33. - Cat E - Wednesday, May 29, 13 @ 2:11 am:

    Oh how cute…scruffy and fluffy together on the water…Rich, he wears that shag “do” better than you, brother!


  34. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, May 29, 13 @ 9:21 am:

    Thanks for the Oscar update.
    No need to bother with the haircut, aren’t dogs supposed to resemble their owners?


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