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(510 ILCS 68/) Herptiles-Herps Act

510 ILCS 68/Art. 85

    (510 ILCS 68/Art. 85 heading)
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)

510 ILCS 68/85-5

    (510 ILCS 68/85-5)
    Sec. 85-5. Prohibited acts. Except as otherwise provided in this Act or by administrative rule, a person shall not own, possess, keep, import, transfer, harbor, bring into this State, breed, propagate, buy, sell, or offer to sell, or have in his or her custody or control a special use herptile.
    A person shall not release any special use herptile into the wild at any time unless authorized by the Director in writing. The possessor of a special use herptile must immediately contact the animal control authority or law enforcement agency of the municipality or county where the possessor resides if a special use herptile escapes or is released.
    The possessor of a special use herptile shall not keep, harbor, care for, transport, act as the custodian of, or maintain in his or her possession the special use herptile in anything other than an escape-proof enclosure.
    The possessor of a special use herptile shall not transport the special use herptile to or possess the special use herptile at a public venue, commercial establishment, retail establishment, or educational institution unless specifically authorized by permit or required to render veterinary care to the special use herptile.
    The possessor of a special use herptile, at all reasonable times, shall not deny the Department or its designated agents and officers access to premises where the possessor keeps a special use herptile to ensure compliance with this Act.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Act or by administrative rule, a person shall not buy, sell, or barter, or offer to buy, sell, or barter a special use herptile.
(Source: P.A. 98-752, eff. 1-1-15.)