IL: Help end breed-restrictive insurance practices

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SUCCESS! Urge the Governor to sign House Bill 1049 into law.

UPDATE: On June 9, 2023, Gov. Pritzker signed HB 1049 into law! Thanks to all the advocates who took action on this bill.


UPDATE: As of May 5, 2023, HB 1049 has passed the Illinois legislature! Now, it just needs your governor's signature. Send a new message urging Gov. Pritzker to sign HB 1049 into law.


UPDATE: On March 23, 2023, HB 1049 passed the Illinois House! Now it needs to pass the Senate by May 11, 2023. Even if you've taken action before, please send a new message urging your member of the Illinois Senate to vote YES.


Currently, insurance companies can cancel, refuse to renew, or completely deny homeowners/renters coverage based solely on the breed or mix of dog owned by a customer.

House Bill 1049 (aka the Dog Breed Insurance Underwriting Protection Act) would protect Illinois pet owners from these breed-discriminatory insurance practices.

Nevada, Arizona, and New York have all recently enacted laws preventing such discrimination in the insurance market. It's time for Illinois to do the same.

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