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 Bill Status of HB0352  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  WILDLIFE-BOBCAT HUNTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore - Dwight Kay - C.D. Davidsmeyer - Jerry Costello, II - Brandon W. Phelps, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Daniel V. Beiser, Katherine Cloonen, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Mike Smiddy, Ed Sullivan, John D. Anthony, John M. Cabello, David B. Reis, Avery Bourne, David Harris, Raymond Poe, Randy E. Frese, John C. D'Amico, Jay Hoffman, Robert Martwick, Mary E. Flowers, Steven A. Andersson, Chad Hays, Thomas M. Bennett, Margo McDermed, Robert Rita, Donald L. Moffitt and Kenneth Dunkin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Wm. Sam McCann )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/14/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0033

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


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Removes the prohibition on taking bobcats in the State. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to trap or to hunt bobcats with gun, dog, dog and gun, or bow and arrow, except during the open season which will be set annually by the Director of Natural Resources between 12:01 a.m., November 1 to 12:00 midnight, February 15, both inclusive. Provides that the season limit for bobcat shall not exceed one bobcat per permit. Provides that the pelts of bobcats shall be tagged in accordance with federal regulations and the Department of Natural Resources may require harvest registration and set forth procedures, fees for registration, and the process of tagging pelts in administrative rules. Provides that bobcats may be taken during the open season by use of a small light which is worn on the body or hand-held by a person on foot and not in any vehicle.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
520 ILCS 5/2.30c new

Amends bill by inserting a Section concerning Bobcat hunting and trapping permits and fees. Provides that before any person may lawfully hunt or trap a bobcat, he or she shall first obtain a "Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit". Provides the fee for a Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit shall not exceed $5. Allows the Department of Natural Resources to limit the number of Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permits that are made available each season.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill will have a minimal fiscal impact on the Wildlife and Fish Fund.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Natural Resources)
 The fiscal impact of House Bill 352 (H-AM 2) will be $2,500 of new revenue deposited into the Wildlife and Fish Fund. The Department is estimating a sale of 500 permits at $5 per permit.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the harvest of bobcats in this State shall be non-detrimental, as defined by federal regulations (50 CFR 23.61), and as determined by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in accordance with 50 CFR 23.69.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  1/28/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/28/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/10/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/13/2015HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/24/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/24/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/25/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  2/25/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/17/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/17/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/18/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  3/19/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/19/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/24/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 014-002-000
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  4/9/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/13/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 011-002-000
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  4/16/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/16/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/17/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 062-043-000
  4/21/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/21/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/21/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/21/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/6/2015SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  5/14/2015SenateDo Pass Agriculture; 008-001-000
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/19/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/19/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/20/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2015
  5/20/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  5/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Agriculture; 005-001-000
  5/21/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; McCann
  5/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/21/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 032-017-000
  5/21/2015HouseArrived in House
  5/21/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/25/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/25/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  5/26/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/27/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 012-002-000
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Lost 055-054-001
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/31/2015House(M1) Motion to suspend Rule 15(d)
  5/31/2015House(M1) Motion to suspend Rule 15(d) - Prevailed
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 060-046-002
  5/31/2015HouseVerified
  5/31/2015HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  7/14/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  7/14/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  7/14/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0033

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