90th General Assembly
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WILDLIFE CD-HUNTING & TRAPPING                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Wildlife Code.  In provisions permitting the  Director      
   of Natural Resources to issue a permit to a handicapped person to hunt      
   with a crossbow, deletes language limiting the permit to the taking of      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          520 ILCS 5/2.36a                from Ch. 61, par. 2.33               
          520 ILCS 5/3.5                                                       
        Deletes  everything.   Reinserts  the  provisions  of  the  bill.      
   Further amends the Wildlife Code.  Deletes the  hunting  and  trapping      
   prohibition concerning the nighttime use of calling devices.  Provides      
   that  it  is  unlawful  to  take  any  game  bird (now, any game bird,      
   migratory game bird, or migratory waterfowl) when  not  flying  except      
   for wild turkeys and crippled pheasants incapable of normal flight and      
   irretrievable  (now,  wild  turkeys).    Provides  that  nothing shall      
   prohibit the  pursuit  of  a  crippled  migratory  waterfowl  that  is      
   incapable  of  normal flight (now, incapable of flight) if done within      
   400 yards (now, 200) of the hunting blind.  Provides that fair  market      
   value,  replacement  cost,  or  stated  minimum  values,  whichever is      
   greater, (now,  stated  values)  shall  determine  the  value  of  the      
   protected   species  to  classify  hunting  and  trapping  violations.      
   Increases the stated values of certain  species  and  adds  additional      
   categories  of  species  and  their  minimum  values.  Provides that a      
   person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony if convicted of  more  than      
   one  violation  in a 90-day period where the animals of each violation      
   are not valued at or in excess of $300, but the  total  value  of  the      
   animals  from  the  multiple  violations  is  at or in excess of $300.      
   Establishes court procedure and  conditions  to  impose  probation  on      
   first-time  offenders  guilty  of  possession  of  protected  species.      
   Provides  that  the Circuit Clerk shall notify the Department of State      
   Police of all persons convicted  of  or  placed  under  probation  for      
   possession of protected species.  Makes other changes.                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          515 ILCS 5/1-230                from Ch. 56, par. 1-230              
          515 ILCS 5/20-5                 from Ch. 56, par. 20-5               
          515 ILCS 5/20-45                from Ch. 56, par. 20-45              
          515 ILCS 5/20-55                from Ch. 56, par. 20-55              
          520 ILCS 5/3.1                  from Ch. 61, par. 3.1                
          520 ILCS 5/3.37                 from Ch. 61, par. 3.37               
          520 ILCS 5/3.39                 from Ch. 61, par. 3.39               
        Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life  Code  and  further  amends  the      
   Wildlife  Code.   Provides  that for 24 hours of fishing (now, one day      
   fishing in Lake Michigan) by sport fishing devices or spearing devices      
   the license fee is $5.  Provides that the license exempts the licensee      
   from the inland trout stamp requirement and expires 24 hours after the      
   effective date and time listed on the face of the  license.   Provides      
   that  residents  65  or  older  pay  only  half  the regular fee for a      
   sportsmen's   combination   license.    Provides   that   a   courtesy      
   non-resident sport fishing  stamp,  a  courtesy  non-resident  hunting      
   permit  or  stamp, and special fishing permits for group events may be      
   issued without fee in certain instances by the Department  of  Natural      
   Resources.   Authorizes  persons  issuing  licenses  under  the Act to      
   charge an additional fee to cover the transaction cost.                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Makes technical corrections.  Reinserts  the      
   provisions of House Amendments 1 and 2.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dpt. Natural Resources)                        
          Minimal costs due to new license/permit issuance are projected       
          to be more than offset by net revenues.                              
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 3                                            
          Corrections population and fiscal impacts are minimal.               
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AMS 1, 2, 3                                         
          No decrease or increase in need for the number of judges.            
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                            
          No change from previous correctional note.                           
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 2                                            
          No change from previous correctional notes.                          
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0743

   Last action date: 98-08-14

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   3     SENATE -   0


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