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 Bill Status of HB1724  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  WILDLIFE-RIVER OTTER HUNTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore - Dave Winters

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John M. Sullivan - Michael Noland)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0031

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/2.30from Ch. 61, par. 2.30
520 ILCS 5/2.30b new
520 ILCS 5/2.33afrom Ch. 61, par. 2.33a


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides for the hunting and trapping of river otters. Provides that the season limit for river otter shall not exceed 5 river otters per person per season. Provides that possession limits shall be 10 per person per season limit except that this restriction shall not apply to fur buyers, tanners, manufacturers, and taxidermists. Requires that the pelts of river otters shall be tagged in accordance with federal regulations. Provides that the Department may require harvest registration and set forth procedures, fees for registration, and the process of tagging pelts in administrative rules. Sets fees for registration and tagging shall not exceed $5 per pelt. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Makes changes in a provision regarding the possession limits of river otter.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  2/16/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/1/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 014-000-000
  3/2/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/3/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/8/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/8/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 092-014-000
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  3/14/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/14/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/14/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  3/14/2011SenateFirst Reading
  3/14/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/5/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  5/4/2011SenateDo Pass Agriculture and Conservation; 007-000-000
  5/4/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2011
  5/5/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/5/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 6, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/12/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/10/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  6/28/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  6/28/2011HouseEffective Date June 28, 2011
  6/28/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0031

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