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520 ILCS 5/1.19
(520 ILCS 5/1.19)
(from Ch. 61, par. 1.19)
All authorized employees of the Department are empowered, pursuant
to law, to enter all lands and waters to enforce
the provisions of this Act. Authorized employees are further empowered
to examine all buildings,
private or public clubs (except dwellings), fish markets, cold storage
houses, locker plants, camps, vessels, cars (except sealed railroad cars
or other sealed common carrier), conveyances, vehicles, watercraft or
other means of transportation or shipping whatsoever, tents, game bags,
game coats or other receptacles, and to open and examine any box,
barrel, package, or other receptacle in the possession of a common
carrier, which they have reason to believe contains wild birds or any
part thereof (their nests or eggs), or wild mammals or any part thereof,
taken, destroyed, bought, sold or bartered, shipped or held in possession
contrary to any of the provisions of this Act, including administrative
rules, or that the receptacle containing the same is falsely labeled.
All authorized employees of the Department shall be given free access
to and shall not be hindered or interfered with in making such
examination, and any license issued by the Department held by the person
preventing such free access or interfering with or hindering such
authorized employee shall be subject to confiscation by the Department;
and no license or permit of any kind whatsoever shall be issued to such
person for the period of one year thereafter.
Authorized law enforcement employees of the Department are empowered to
conduct examination of equipment and devices in the field, pursuant to law,
to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-152.)