(510 ILCS 68/55-10)
Nothing in Articles 50 and 55 shall be construed to give permittees authority to breed, hatch, propagate, sell, offer for sale, or otherwise commercialize any herptile or parts thereof from herptiles indigenous to this State, either partially or in whole, that originate from the wild in this State.
Any offspring resulting from the breeding of herptiles where one parent has been taken from the wild in this State and the other parent from non-Illinois stock or captive bred stock may not be legally sold or otherwise commercialized and shall be treated as indigenous or native Illinois herp taxa subject to Article 5 of this Act.
Color or pattern variations (morphs) of any herptile indigenous to this State are not exempt from this Article.
Due to the similarity of appearance (S/A) of certain intergrade or hybrid specimens, the Department retains the authority to enforce any and all provisions under this Act. Specimens determined by the Department, or its agents, to fit into this S/A category shall receive all benefits of this Act, as well as the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act if applicable.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15