HB0666enr 93rd General Assembly


HB0666 Enrolled                      LRB093 05358 JAM 05448 b

 1        AN ACT in relation to conservation.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Illinois Exotic Weed Act  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 3 as follows:

 6        (525 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 5, par. 933)
 7        Sec.  3.   Designated Exotic Weeds.  Japanese honeysuckle
 8    (Lonicera japonica), multiflora rose (Rosa  multiflora),  and
 9    purple  loosestrife  (Lythrum  salicaria),  common  buckthorn
10    (Rhamnus  cathartica),  glossy  buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula),
11    saw-toothed buckthorn (Rhamnus  arguta),  dahurian  buckthorn
12    (Rhamnus  davurica),  Japanese  buckthorn (Rhamnus japonica),
13    Chinese  buckthorn  (Rhamnus  utilis),  and  kudzu  (Pueraria
14    lobata) are hereby designated exotic  weeds.   Upon  petition
15    the  Director  of  Natural  Resources,  by rule, shall exempt
16    varieties of any species listed  in  this  Act  that  can  be
17    demonstrated  by  published  or current research not to be an
18    exotic weed as defined in Section 2.
19    (Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

20        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
21    becoming law.