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 Bill Status of SB2987  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  TIMBER BUYERS LICENSING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 810/5
225 ILCS 735/2from Ch. 111, par. 702
225 ILCS 735/3from Ch. 111, par. 703
225 ILCS 735/4from Ch. 111, par. 704
225 ILCS 735/5from Ch. 111, par. 705
225 ILCS 735/7from Ch. 111, par. 707
225 ILCS 735/8from Ch. 111, par. 708
225 ILCS 735/9from Ch. 111, par. 709
225 ILCS 735/9afrom Ch. 111, par. 709a
225 ILCS 735/9b new
225 ILCS 735/11from Ch. 111, par. 711
225 ILCS 735/13from Ch. 111, par. 713
225 ILCS 735/16from Ch. 111, par. 716


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Timber Buyers Licensing Act. Provides that all timber buyers must possess a liability insurance policy in an appropriate amount pursuant to administrative rule prior to issuance of a timber buyers license and must keep the policy in force at all times while the license is in effect. Provides that every applicant for a timber buyers license shall submit, on a form provided by the Department of Natural Resources, a surety bond or letter of credit in a specified amount. Provides that all persons buying timber under the Act must possess a valid timber buyers license. Provides that when a timber buyer purchases timber in the State, the timber buyer shall submit a report to the Department of the purchase. Provides that the Department shall require timber growers who own 5 acres or more of timberland in any county to obtain a landowner timber number, or similar unique identifier from the Department, associated with their timberland before timber is cut for commercial purposes. Provides that landowner timber numbers will be dated and expire after 2 years unless extended by the Department by rule. Makes changes to provisions concerning definitions; application for licensure; bond; prohibited acts; license, issuance, validity, and certificate; application; records; penalties; license revocation; and seizure. Adds provisions concerning reporting a harvest fee. Amends the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act. Provides that the Act applies to property seized or forfeited under the seizure provision of the Timber Buyers Licensing Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/5/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  1/5/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/5/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/11/2022SenateAssigned to State Government
  2/7/2022SenatePostponed - State Government
  2/7/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  2/7/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/9/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government
  2/10/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  2/10/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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