Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Herptiles-Herps Act of 2013. Provides possession limits for indigenous amphibian and reptile taxa. Provides that it is unlawful to take, possess, buy, sell, offer to buy or sell or barter any reptile, amphibian, or their eggs, any resulting offspring, or parts taken from the wild in this State for commercial purposes unless otherwise authorized. Provides that no person shall take or possess any of the herptiles listed in the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act. Provides for the taking of certain herptiles and areas that are closed to the taking of herptiles. Provides additional protective regulations concerning herptiles. Provides that nothing shall prohibit lawfully acquired possession of any of the Boidae family, such as boas, pythons, and anacondas and exempts boas, pythons, and anacondas from certain provisions of the Act. Creates a permit process for the possession of special use herptiles depending on the purpose of the special use herptile. Provides for the suspension of privileges and revocation of certain permits and record keeping requirements of certain permits. Creates provisions concerning home rule, administrative provisions, injury to a member of the public by a special use herptile; prohibited acts with special use herptiles; penalties; civil liability and immunity; seizure and forfeiture; and exemptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Removes poisonous or life-threatening reptiles from the definition of "dangerous animals". Makes corresponding changes to the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Provides that a licensed veterinarian who may have cause to treat a special use herptile that is in violation of the Act shall not be held liable, except for willful and wanton misconduct, (rather than the veterinarian shall not be held liable) provided that the veterinarian meets certain requirements.