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State’s new puppy lemon law tweaked

Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Lawmakers are working to change a small mistake in Illinois’ new pet “lemon” law.

The amendment to the law allows owners to return a pet or be reimbursed for veterinary costs if it is discovered an illness was not disclosed by the seller. 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 measure passed the Senate and now heads to the House.

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