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Public Act 094-0516




Public Act 094-0516
HB0669 Enrolled LRB094 07540 JAM 37708 b

    AN ACT concerning finance.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Non-Game Wildlife Protection Act is
amended by changing Section 4 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 155/4)  (from Ch. 61, par. 404)
    Sec. 4. (a) There is created the Illinois Wildlife
Preservation Fund, a special fund in the State Treasury. The
Department of Revenue shall determine annually the total amount
contributed to such fund pursuant to this Act and shall notify
the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer of such amount to
be transferred to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund, and
upon receipt of such notification the State Comptroller shall
transfer such amount.
    (b) The Department of Natural Resources shall deposit any
donations including federal reimbursements received for the
purposes in the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.
    (c) The General Assembly may appropriate annually from the
Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund such monies credited to
such fund from the check-off contribution system provided in
this Act and from other funds received for the purposes of this
Act, to the Department of Natural Resources to be used for the
purposes of preserving, protecting, perpetuating and enhancing
non-game wildlife in this State. Beginning with fiscal year
2006, 5% of the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund must be
committed to or expended on grants by the Department of Natural
Resources for the maintenance of wildlife rehabilitation
facilities that take care of threatened or endangered species.
For purposes of calculating the 5%, the amount in the Fund is
exclusive of any federal funds deposited in or credited to the
Fund. The Department shall establish criteria for the grants by
rules adopted in accordance with the Illinois Administrative
Procedure Act before January 1, 2006. However, no amount
appropriated from the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund may
be used by the Department of Natural Resources to exercise its
power of eminent domain.
(Source: P.A. 88-130; 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/10/2005