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Full Text of SB3103  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Parks Act is amended by changing
5Section 6 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 835/6)  (from Ch. 105, par. 468b)
7    Sec. 6. It is a violation of this Section for any person to
8do any of the following without approval by the Department of
9Natural Resources:
10        (1) cut, break, injure, destroy, take or remove any
11    tree, shrub, timber, plant, or natural object in any park
12    or parkway, except that the Department of Natural
13    Resources may, by administrative rule, authorize edible
14    fungi, nut, and berry collection in those areas of
15    Department owned, leased, or managed lands where the
16    collecting would not be in conflict or incompatible with
17    (i) Department of Natural Resources natural resource
18    management or recreational programs for that area and (ii)
19    the Natural Areas Preservation Act;
20        (2) kill, cause to be killed, or pursue with intent to
21    kill any bird or animal in a park or parkway, provided that
22    the Department of Natural Resources may by administrative
23    order authorize hunting in those areas of state parks



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1    where such hunting would not be in conflict or
2    incompatible with Department of Natural Resources
3    recreational programs for that area;
4        (3) take any fish from the waters of any park or
5    parkway, contrary to the rules and regulations of the
6    Department of Natural Resources;
7        (4) wilfully mutilate, injure, deface, or destroy any
8    guide post, notice, tablet, fence, enclosure or work for
9    the protection or ornamentation of any park or parkway;
10        (5) light any fire upon any park or parkway, except in
11    an authorized place or places or wilfully or carelessly
12    permit any fire which he has lighted or caused to be
13    lighted, or which shall be under his charge, to spread or
14    extend to or burn any shrubbery, trees, timber, ornaments,
15    or improvements upon any State park, nature preserve or
16    parkways, or leave any camp fires which he shall have
17    lighted or caused to be lighted, or which shall have been
18    left in his charge, unattended by a competent person;
19        (6) place within any park or parkway or affix to any
20    object therein contained, any work, character, or device
21    designed to advertise any business, profession, article,
22    thing, exhibition, matter or event;
23        (7) violate any rule or regulation adopted and
24    published by the Department of Natural Resources pursuant
25    to the provisions of this Act.
26    A person who violates this Section shall, for each



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1offense, be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
2(Source: P.A. 93-341, eff. 7-24-03.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.