97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/8/2012, by Rep. Dave Winters
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
515 ILCS 5/10-80
from Ch. 56, par. 10-80
515 ILCS 5/10-145 new
Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that the Department of
Natural Resources shall establish an Asian carp pilot program to permit
licensed individuals to shoot Asian carp with a shotgun off of a motorboat
in the Illinois River beginning with the 2013 licensing year. Provides that
the individuals must have the appropriate license and use a specific type
of ammunition. Provides that the Department may adopt administrative rules
to establish and administer the pilot program.
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AN ACT concerning fish.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Fish and Aquatic Life Code is amended by
changing Section 10-80 and by adding Section 10-145 as follows:
(515 ILCS 5/10-80)
(from Ch. 56, par. 10-80)
Illegal methods of taking.
It shall be unlawful
to take any
aquatic life by the use of electricity or any
electrical device; a lime,
acid, medical, chemical, or
mechanical compound or dope of any medicated
drug; any drug or
any fishberry; any dynamite, giant powder, nitro
other explosives; or by means of a snare, treated grain,
firearms of any kind,
except as permitted under Section 10-145
of this Act,
air gun or gas gun, wire basket, wire seine, wire
net, wire trotline, or limb lines of any kind.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)
(515 ILCS 5/10-145 new)
Asian carp pilot program.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, "motorboat" shall
have the same meaning as in Section 1-2 of the Boat
Registration and Safety Act.
(b) The Department shall establish a pilot program for the