Gov. Quinn Signs Tweaks to Pet Lemon Law

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation fixing a small mistake in Illinois' new pet "lemon" law.

Lawmakers in October passed an amendment to the law that passed the Legislature last spring after Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski cited an error to a Senate committee.

The amendment allows owners to return a pet or be reimbursed for veterinary costs if it is discovered the seller didn't disclose an illness. The original legislation said pet stores would have to pay owners up to twice the cost of the pet to offset treatment costs. Kotowski told a Senate committee that number should be changed to require reimbursement to match the cost of the pet.

The change is effective immediately.

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