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(510 ILCS 68/) Herptiles-Herps Act

510 ILCS 68/Art. 55

    (510 ILCS 68/Art. 55 heading)
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/55-5

    (510 ILCS 68/55-5)
    Sec. 55-5. Permit application and fees. An applicant for a Herpetoculture permit must file an application with the Department on a form provided by the Department. The application must include all information and requirements as set forth by administrative rule. The application for these permits shall be reviewed by the Department to determine if a permit should be issued.
    Unless addressed or exempted by administrative rule, annual permit renewal must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee as set by the Department. The annual fee for a residential Herpetoculture permit shall be set by administrative rule. The Department shall adopt, by administrative rule, any additional procedures for the renewal of a Herpetoculture permit. All fees shall be deposited into the Wildlife and Fish Fund.
    As determined by the Department, non-residents may apply for a permit not to exceed 15 consecutive days to commercialize herptiles indigenous to this State as outlined in this Article. The fee for the permit shall be set by administrative rule, and all fees shall be deposited into the Wildlife and Fish Fund.
    The Department shall adopt, by administrative rule, additional procedures for the renewal of annual Herpetoculture permits.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/55-10

    (510 ILCS 68/55-10)
    Sec. 55-10. Additional regulations. 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.)