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Public Act 096-0061




Public Act 096-0061
SB1269 Enrolled LRB096 08690 JDS 18820 b

    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Lead
Sinker Act.
    Section 5. Educational program to discourage the use of
lead sinkers and lead jigs.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Natural
Resources may institute an educational program to discourage
the use of lead sinkers and jigs within one year after the
effective date of this Act. The educational program must
provide all of the following:
        (1) press releases, articles, or both for distribution
    to the news media;
        (2) educational materials for distribution at training
    programs sponsored by the Department; and
        (3) any other educational tool or information that the
    Department may find useful in its efforts to educate the
    public about the hazards associated with the use of lead
    (b) The purpose of the educational program required under
subsection (a) of this Section is to inform the public about
the adverse, though unintended, effects of lead on wildlife;
ways to reduce the introduction of lead into the environment
through personal action; the potential risk to public health
from working with lead; and the availability of alternatives to
lead jigs and sinkers.

Effective Date: 1/1/2010