(520 ILCS 5/3.16a)
Non-resident auction participation permit; fee.
Any individual who is not a resident of this State and does not possess a non-resident fur buyer permit must obtain a non-resident auction participation permit to receive, collect, buy, or act as an agent or broker in the receipt, collection, or purchase of the green hides of fur-bearing mammals at auctions organized for these purposes within this State. Non-resident auction participation permits shall be issued by the Department. The annual fee for each non-resident auction participation permit is $50. Non-resident auction participation permits expire on March 31. A holder of a valid non-resident auction participation permit may receive, collect, buy, possess, transport, or act as an agent or broker in the receipt, collection, or purchase of legally taken fur-bearing mammals. Failure to establish proof of legality or origin of the green hides of fur-bearing mammals, however, is prima facie evidence that the green hides are contraband within this State. Nothing in this Section exempts any permittee from complying with any federal laws, rules, or regulations that may apply to the green hides of fur-bearing mammals.
(Source: P.A. 100-123, eff. 1-1-18