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(510 ILCS 68/) Herptiles-Herps Act

510 ILCS 68/Art. 50

 
    (510 ILCS 68/Art. 50 heading)
ARTICLE 50. HERPETOCULTURE PERMITS
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/50-5

    (510 ILCS 68/50-5)
    Sec. 50-5. Permit issuance. Any person or business who engages in the breeding, hatching, propagation, sale, or offer for sale of any indigenous herptile, regardless of origin, shall procure a permit from the Department. Herptiles specified, which are bred, hatched, propagated, or legally obtained by a person or business holding a permit as provided for in this Article, may be transported and sold or offered for sale within this State. Indigenous herp taxa collected from the wild in this State shall not be bred unless otherwise authorized by the Department for research or recovery purposes.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/50-10

    (510 ILCS 68/50-10)
    Sec. 50-10. Permit requirements. Herpetoculture permit holders shall maintain written records of all herptiles indigenous to this State bought, sold, hatched, propagated, sold, or shipped for a minimum of 2 years after the date of the transaction and shall be made immediately available to authorized employees of the Department upon request. These records shall include the name and address of the buyer and seller, the appropriate permit number of the buyer and seller, the date of the transaction, the species name (both common and scientific), and the origin of herptile involved. Records of the annual operations, as may be required by the Department, shall be forwarded to the Department upon request.
    The criteria and standards for a Herpetoculture permit shall be provided by administrative rule. The Department shall set forth applicable rules, including a list of herptiles indigenous to this State.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)