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 Bill Status of HB5869  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  NUISANCE ORGANISMS

House Sponsors
Rep. Sam Yingling and Emanuel Chris Welch

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Melinda Bush and Julie A. Morrison)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1044

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
515 ILCS 5/10-105from Ch. 56, par. 10-105

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that an individual who knowingly imports any nuisance organism into this State is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor or a fine not exceeding $1,500 per organism imported, with a maximum fine not exceeding $25,000. Defines "nuisance organism" as a nonnative aquatic organism that will foreseeably alter and threaten to harm the ecosystem or the abundance and diversity of native or naturalized fish and other organisms.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
515 ILCS 5/10-105
Adds reference to:
515 ILCS 5/10-100from Ch. 56, par. 10-100

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that releasing any aquatic life into the wild in this State without first securing permission of the Department of Natural Resources shall be a Class B misdemeanor.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2014HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/25/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 015-000-000
  3/26/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/26/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 016-000-000
  4/3/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/3/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-000-001
  4/7/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2014
  4/7/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/8/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/8/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/9/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/7/2014SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 8, 2014
  5/12/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2014
  5/23/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2014
  5/28/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/28/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2014HouseEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/25/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1044

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