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 Bill Status of SB1983  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  WILDLIFE CD-MANAGEMENT PLAN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/2.36b new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that prior to the opening of a new hunting season for an animal that was listed on the endangered or threatened species list in the past 15 years, the Department of Natural Resources shall develop a management plan including: (1) an overall goal for the continued growth of the animal's population and return of a stable population in all prime habitat areas throughout the State for that animal; (2) an analysis demonstrating the impact of hunting in different regions of the State and the impact on different take limits on statewide animal populations; (3) identification of biological indicators that would indicate vulnerability in animal populations in particular counties or regions of the State and a plan for immediately suspending a hunting season in those areas based on those biological indicators; (4) a summary of any scientific data considered and a list of scientific and academic literature consulted; (5) identification of the steps that will be taken to enforce the management plan, to inform hunters and the public, and the financial resources needed by the Department; and (6) an emergency plan to cancel a hunting season if the Department finds that the proposed season conflicts with the management plan, staffing or resource constraints that fail to provide adequate enforcement of the management plan, or new scientific findings or research indicate the closing of the hunting season is appropriate. Provides that if the Department opens a hunting season for a new animal, it shall set a fee for hunting permits for the animal. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to take an animal in this State that was added to the list of hunting seasons on or after January 1, 2017, and prior to the development of a management plan by the Department. Effective July 1, 2017.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/10/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  3/9/2017SenatePostponed - Environment and Conservation
  3/16/2017SenateDo Pass Environment and Conservation; 006-000-002
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

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