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 Bill Status of SB0902  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  HERPTILES-HERPS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Mike Bost, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Christian L. Mitchell)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/16/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0752

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/2.24from Ch. 61, par. 2.24


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning deer hunting.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
520 ILCS 5/2.24
Adds reference to:
New Act
515 ILCS 5/1-20from Ch. 56, par. 1-20
515 ILCS 5/5-25from Ch. 56, par. 5-25
515 ILCS 5/10-30from Ch. 56, par. 10-30
515 ILCS 5/10-35from Ch. 56, par. 10-35
515 ILCS 5/10-60from Ch. 56, par. 10-60
515 ILCS 5/10-65from Ch. 56, par. 10-65
515 ILCS 5/10-115from Ch. 56, par. 10-115
520 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 8, par. 334
520 ILCS 10/5from Ch. 8, par. 335
720 ILCS 5/48-10

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Herptiles-Herps Act. Provides possession limits for indigenous amphibian and reptile taxa. Provides that it is unlawful to take, possess, buy, sell, offer to buy or sell or barter any reptile, amphibian, or their eggs, any resulting offspring, or parts taken from the wild in this State for commercial purposes unless otherwise authorized. Provides that no person shall take or possess any of the herptiles listed in the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act. Provides for the taking of certain herptiles and areas that are closed to the taking of herptiles. Provides additional protective regulations concerning herptiles. Provides that nothing shall prohibit lawfully acquired possession of any of the Boidae family, such as boas, pythons, and anacondas and exempts boas, pythons, and anacondas from certain provision of the Act. Creates a permit process for the possession of special use herptiles depending on the purpose of the special use herptile. Provides for the suspension of privileges and revocation of certain permits and record keeping requirements of certain permits. Creates provisions concerning home rule, administrative provisions, injury to a member of the public by a special use herptile; prohibited acts with special use herptiles; penalties; civil liability and immunity; seizure and forfeiture; and exemptions. Provides that a licensed veterinarian who may have cause to treat a special use herptile that is in violation of the Act shall not be held liable, except for willful and wanton misconduct, provided that the veterinarian meets certain requirements. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Removes poisonous or life-threatening reptiles from the definition of "dangerous animals". Makes corresponding changes to the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes Malagasy cat-eyed snakes from the definition of venomous reptile. Removes a provision that prohibits the buying, selling, offering to sell, or commercialization of specified species of turtles. Exempts public zoos and aquaria accredited by the Zoological Association of America from specified provisions of the Herptiles-Herps Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/24/2013SenateFirst Reading
  1/24/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/13/2013SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/20/2013SenateDo Pass Executive; 010-000-000
  3/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2013
  4/12/2013SenateSecond Reading
  4/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 16, 2013
  4/16/2013SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  2/18/2014SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  2/18/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 19, 2014
  2/18/2014SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/17/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  3/17/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/26/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Agriculture and Conservation; 008-000-000
  4/3/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/3/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Clayborne
  4/3/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 7, 2014
  4/8/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-003-000
  4/9/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/9/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/9/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2014HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/29/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/29/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/5/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/9/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/9/2014HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  5/13/2014HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  5/13/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/13/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 017-000-000
  5/14/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 087-023-000
  5/20/2014SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 21, 2014
  5/22/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/22/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/27/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Agriculture and Conservation
  5/28/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Agriculture and Conservation; 005-000-000
  5/30/2014SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 051-001-000
  5/30/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  7/16/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  7/16/2014SenateEffective Date January 1, 2015
  7/16/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0752

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