100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Martin J. Moylan
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Ivory Ban Act. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any
person to import, sell, offer for sale, purchase, barter, or possess with
intent to sell, any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros
horn product. Provides that these provisions do not apply to specified
antique weapons or musical instruments. Establishes penalties for
violation of the Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may
permit, under terms and conditions as the Department may adopt by rule, the
import, sale, offer for sale, purchase, barter, or possession with intent
to sell, of any ivory, ivory product, rhinoceros horn, or rhinoceros horn
product for bona fide educational or scientific purposes, unless this
activity is prohibited by federal law. Provides that the Department may
adopt any rules necessary for the implementation of the Act.
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AN ACT concerning ivory.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
As used in this Act:
"Ivory" means any tooth or tusk composed of ivory from any
animal, including, but not limited to, an elephant,
hippopotamus, mammoth, narwhal, walrus, or whale, or any piece
thereof, whether raw ivory or worked ivory, or made into, or
part of, an ivory product.
"Ivory product" means any item that contains, or that is
wholly or partially made from, any ivory.
"Raw ivory" means any ivory the surface of which, polished
or unpolished, is unaltered or minimally changed by carving.
"Rhinoceros horn" means the horn, or any piece thereof, of
any species of rhinoceros.
"Rhinoceros horn product" means any item that contains, or
is wholly or partially made from, any rhinoceros horn.
"Total value of the ivory, ivory products, rhinoceros horn,
and rhinoceros horn products" means the fair market value of
the ivory, ivory products, rhinoceros horn, and rhinoceros horn
products, or the actual price paid for the ivory, ivory