92nd General Assembly
Status of SB0957
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   New Act                                                                     
   625 ILCS 45/2-2           from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 312-2                       
   625 ILCS 45/11A-7 new                                                       

        Creates the Harmful Aquatic Organisms Act.  Allows  the  Director      
   of  Natural  Resources to regulate aquatic macrophytes, Eurasian water      
   milfoil, purple loosestrife, and  other  exotic  species.  Allows  the      
   Director  to  determine  if the waters of this State are infected with      
   exotic species and to close access to infested waters.  Prohibits  the      
   introduction and transport of certain exotic species within the State.      
   Prohibits the launching of watercraft that have certain exotic species      
   attached.   Allows  the Director to issue permits for the propagation,      
   possession, importation, purchase,  or  transport  of  certain  exotic      
   species  for the purposes of disposal, control, research, or education      
   and for  the  harvesting  of  bait  from  infested  waters.   Provides      
   criminal  and  civil  penalties  for violations of the Act. Amends the      
   Boat Registration and Safety Act.  Allows the  Department  to  inspect      
   watercraft  for  the  purpose  of  determining  if the Harmful Aquatic      
   Organisms Act is  being  complied  with.   Allows  the  Department  to      
   suspend  the watercraft license or the watercraft operating privileges      
   of a person for certain violations of the  Harmful  Aquatic  Organisms      
   FEB-22-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-22-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               AGRIC & CON           
   MAR-07-2001  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   MAR-21-2001  S       TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                           
   MAR-21-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               AGRIC & CON           
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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