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(515 ILCS 5/) Fish and Aquatic Life Code.

515 ILCS 5/Art. 40

    (515 ILCS 5/Art. 40 heading)

515 ILCS 5/40-1

    (515 ILCS 5/40-1) (from Ch. 56, par. 40-1)
    Sec. 40-1. Prior law.
    (a) A provision of this Code that is the same or substantially the same as a prior law shall be construed as a continuation of the prior law and not as a new or different law.
    (b) A citation in another Act to an Act or to a Section of an Act that is continued in this Code shall be construed to be a citation to that continued provision in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)

515 ILCS 5/40-5

    (515 ILCS 5/40-5) (from Ch. 56, par. 40-5)
    Sec. 40-5. Other Acts of the 87th General Assembly. If any other Act of the 87th General Assembly changes, adds, or repeals a provision of prior law that is continued in this Code, then that change, addition, or repeal in the other Act shall be construed together with this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)

515 ILCS 5/40-10

    (515 ILCS 5/40-10) (from Ch. 56, par. 40-10)
    Sec. 40-10. Home rule; mandates. Nothing in this Code as initially enacted (i) is a denial or limitation on home rule powers where no denial or limitation existed under prior law or (ii) creates a State mandate under the State Mandates Act where no mandate existed under prior law.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)