Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 3/21/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3049 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by adding Section
52.2b as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.2b new)
7    Sec. 2.2b. Imminent threat; nuisance permits.
8    (a) It shall not be illegal for an owner or tenant of land,
9or their designated agent, to immediately take on his or her
10property a gray wolf, Canis lupus; American black bear, Ursus
11americanus; or cougar, Puma concolor if, at any time, the gray
12wolf, American black bear, or cougar is stalking, causing an
13imminent threat, or there is a reasonable expectation that it
14causes an imminent threat of physical harm or death to a human,
15livestock, domestic animals or harm to structures or other
16property on the owner or tenant's land.



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1    (b) The Department may grant a nuisance permit to the owner
2or tenant of land, or their designated agent, for the taking of
3a gray wolf, American black bear, or cougar that is causing a
4threat to an owner or tenant of land or his or her property
5that is not an immediate threat under subsection (a) of this
7    (c) The Department shall adopt rules to implement this