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Public Act 096-0979




Public Act 096-0979
SB0918 Enrolled LRB096 06992 JDS 17078 b

    AN ACT concerning conservation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing Section
3.22 as follows:
    (520 ILCS 5/3.22)  (from Ch. 61, par. 3.22)
    Sec. 3.22. Issuance of scientific and special purpose
permits. Scientific permits Permits may be granted by the
Department to any properly accredited person at least 18 years
of age, permitting the capture, marking, handling, banding, or
collecting (including fur, hide, skin, teeth, feathers, claws,
nests, eggs, or young), for strictly scientific purposes, of
any of the fauna now protected under this Code. A special
purpose salvage permit may be granted to qualified individuals
at least 15 years of age for the purpose of salvaging dead,
sick, orphaned, or crippled wildlife species protected by this
Act for permanent donation to bona fide public or state
scientific, educational or zoological institutions or, for the
purpose of rehabilitation and subsequent release to the wild,
or other disposal as directed by the Department. Private
educational organizations may be granted a special purpose
permit to possess wildlife or parts thereof for educational
purposes. A special purpose permit is required prior to
treatment, administration, or both of any wild fauna protected
by this Code that is captured, handled, or both in the wild or
will be released to the wild with any type of chemical or other
compound (including but not limited to vaccines, inhalants,
medicinal agents requiring oral or dermal application)
regardless of means of delivery, except that individuals and
organizations removing or destroying wild birds and wild
mammals under Section 2.37 of this Code or releasing game birds
under Section 3.23 of this Code are not required to obtain
those special purpose permits. Treatment under this special
purpose permit means to effect a cure or physiological change
within the animal. The Department shall set forth applicable
regulations in an administrative rule covering qualifications
and facilities needed to obtain both a scientific and a special
purpose permit. The application for these permits such a permit
shall be approved by the Department to determine if a permit
should be issued. Disposition of fauna taken under the
authority of this Section shall be specified by the Department.
    The holder of each such scientific or special purpose
permit shall make to the Department, within 30 days after the
expiration of his or her permit, a report in writing upon
blanks furnished by the Department. Such reports shall be made
(i) annually if the permit is granted for a period of more than
one year or (ii) within 30 days after the expiration of the
permit if the permit is granted for a period of one year or
less. Such reports shall include report shall show the name and
address of all persons from whom specimens were received, the
kinds of specimens taken, disposition made of same, and any
other information which the Department may consider necessary.
(Source: P.A. 85-150.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/2/2010