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1    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5adding Section 13 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 305/13 new)
7    Sec. 13. Supplemental deer food; study. The University of
8Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, subject to
9appropriation and in consultation with the Department of
10Natural Resources, shall conduct a study for a period of at
11least 2 years of the health effects of supplemental deer
12feeding on the wild deer population and whether supplemental
13feeding affects the spread of any communicable diseases within
14the deer population. The study shall also designate geographic
15locations where the practice of supplemental deer feeding may
16be beneficial. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary
17Medicine shall submit its findings and recommendations to the
18General Assembly in a report no more than 60 days after the
19completion of the study. The report to the General Assembly
20shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives
21and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the
22manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.