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ANIMALS
(510 ILCS 68/) Herptiles-Herps Act

510 ILCS 68/Art. 15

 
    (510 ILCS 68/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15. BOAS,
PYTHONS, AND ANACONDAS
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/15-5

    (510 ILCS 68/15-5)
    Sec. 15-5. Boas, pythons, and anacondas. Nothing shall prohibit lawfully acquired possession of any of the Boidae family, such as boas, pythons, and anacondas, provided captive maintenance requirements from the Department as set forth in this Act are met. All boas, pythons, and anacondas referenced in this Act are exempt from the permit process, associated annual fee, and liability insurance coverage.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/15-10

    (510 ILCS 68/15-10)
    Sec. 15-10. Maintenance of boas, pythons, and anacondas. Any species of boa, python, or anaconda not native to the United States, regardless of length, must be properly maintained in suitable, strong, impact resistant, escape-proof enclosures at all times unless being used for bona fide educational programs or trips for veterinary care.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/15-15

    (510 ILCS 68/15-15)
    Sec. 15-15. Educational programs with boas, pythons, and anacondas. During any bona fide educational program involving boas, pythons, or anacondas not native to the United States, the owner or affiliated agent must maintain physical possession of the snake at all times if removed from a container or cage. Interiors of cages or containers used during educational programs may not be accessible to the public.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/15-20

    (510 ILCS 68/15-20)
    Sec. 15-20. Transport of boas, pythons, and anacondas. During transport of any boa, python, or anaconda, the snake must be kept out of sight of the public in an escape-proof enclosure at all times.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/15-25

    (510 ILCS 68/15-25)
    Sec. 15-25. Use of boas, pythons, and anacondas at reptile shows. An owner or affiliated agent must have physical possession and control of any boa, python, or anaconda that is not native to the United States at all times if removed from a container or cage. Uncontained boas, pythons, or anacondas removed from cages for examination or onlooker interaction must be kept confined either behind or at a display table. Interiors of cages or containers may not be accessible to the public.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)