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