Sen. John O. Jones

Filed: 4/10/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2562 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by adding Section
5 2.33c as follows:
6     (520 ILCS 5/2.33c new)
7     Sec. 2.33c. Prohibited permits and licenses.
8     (a) No permit or license shall be valid for the taking with
9 a firearm of wildlife protected under this Code by any of the
10 following persons:
11         (1) Any person who has been convicted of a felony under
12     the laws of this or any other jurisdiction.
13         (2) Any person subject to an existing order of
14     protection prohibiting him or her from possessing a
15     firearm.
16         (3) Any person convicted within the previous 5 years of



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1     battery, assault, aggravated assault, violation of an
2     order of protection, or a substantially similar offense in
3     another jurisdiction, in which a firearm was used or
4     possessed.
5         (4) Any person convicted of domestic battery or a
6     substantially similar offense in another jurisdiction
7     committed on or after the effective date of this amendatory
8     Act of the 95th General Assembly.
9         (5) Any person convicted within the previous 5 years of
10     domestic battery or a substantially similar offense in
11     another jurisdiction committed before the effective date
12     of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
13         (6) Any person not an adult who had been adjudicated a
14     delinquent minor under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 for
15     the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult
16     would be a felony.
17     The Department shall require all applicants for firearm
18 deer permits or firearm turkey permits to swear, under penalty
19 of perjury, that they do not fit any of the categories of
20 person listed in items (1) through (6).
21     (b) Penalty: An applicant who falsely signs an application
22 for a firearm deer permit or firearm turkey permit swearing
23 that he or she does not fit within any of the categories in
24 items (1) through (6) of subsection (a) is guilty of perjury
25 and, upon a finding of guilty, shall, in addition to any other
26 penalties set by law, have all privileges under the Wildlife



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1 Code suspended for 5 years.
2     A person who did not fit within one of the categories
3 listed in items (1) through (6) of subsection (a) at the time
4 of application for a permit, but does fit within one of the
5 those categories at the time found hunting with a firearm, is
6 guilty of hunting without a valid permit and, in addition to
7 any other penalties set by law, shall have all privileges under
8 the Wildlife Code suspended for 5 years.".