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 Bill Status of HB4981  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert Rita

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.970 new
515 ILCS 5/1-230from Ch. 56, par. 1-230
515 ILCS 5/20-5from Ch. 56, par. 20-5
515 ILCS 5/20-12 new
515 ILCS 5/20-20from Ch. 56, par. 20-20
515 ILCS 5/20-45from Ch. 56, par. 20-45
515 ILCS 5/20-52 new
515 ILCS 5/20-55from Ch. 56, par. 20-55
515 ILCS 5/20-110from Ch. 56, par. 20-110
515 ILCS 5/20-115from Ch. 56, par. 20-115

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Allows the holder of a scientific collector's permit to fish with sport fishing devices without a license. Requires any individual who is required to obtain a license to also obtain an aquatic conservation stamp prior to taking or attempting to take any fish, including minnows for commercial purposes, turtles, mussels, crayfish, or frogs from waters of this State. Provides that the fee for the aquatic conservation stamp is $5 for both resident and non-resident licensees; waives the fee for residents over 75 years of age. Makes other conforming changes. Requires that fees derived solely from the sale of aquatic conservation stamps, gifts, donations, grants, and bequests of money for the conservation of aquatic life shall be deposited into the State treasury and set apart in a special fund known as the Aquatic Conservation Stamp Fund. Sets forth further requirements regarding appropriations from the Aquatic Conservation Stamp Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to make corresponding change. Effective January 1, 2023.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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