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Full Text of HB0151  95th General Assembly


Rep. Mike Bost

Filed: 3/22/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 151, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
6 Section 3.2 as follows:
7     (520 ILCS 5/3.2)  (from Ch. 61, par. 3.2)
8     Sec. 3.2. Hunting license; application; instruction.
9 Before the Department or any county, city, village, township,
10 incorporated town clerk or his duly designated agent or any
11 other person authorized or designated by the Department to
12 issue hunting licenses shall issue a hunting license to any
13 person, the person shall file his application with the
14 Department or other party authorized to issue licenses on a
15 form provided by the Department and further give definite proof
16 of identity and place of legal residence. Each clerk



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1 designating agents to issue licenses and stamps shall furnish
2 the Department, within 10 days following the appointment, the
3 names and mailing addresses of the agents. Each clerk or his
4 duly designated agent shall be authorized to sell licenses and
5 stamps only within the territorial area for which he was
6 elected or appointed. No duly designated agent is authorized to
7 furnish licenses or stamps for issuance by any other business
8 establishment. Each application shall be executed and sworn to
9 and shall set forth the name and description of the applicant
10 and place of residence.
11     No hunting license shall be issued to any person born on or
12 after January 1, 1980 unless he presents the person authorized
13 to issue the license evidence that he has held a hunting
14 license issued by the State of Illinois or another state in a
15 prior year, or a certificate of competency as provided in this
16 Section. Persons under 16 years of age may be issued a Lifetime
17 Hunting or Sportsmen's Combination License as provided under
18 Section 20-45 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code but shall not
19 be entitled to hunt unless they have a certificate of
20 competency as provided in this Section and they shall have the
21 certificate in their possession while hunting.
22     The Department of Natural Resources shall authorize
23 personnel of the Department or certified volunteer instructors
24 to conduct courses, of not less than 10 hours in length, in
25 firearms and hunter safety, which may include training in bow
26 and arrow safety, at regularly specified intervals throughout



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1 the State. Persons successfully completing the course shall
2 receive a certificate of competency. The Department of Natural
3 Resources may further cooperate with any reputable association
4 or organization in establishing courses if the organization has
5 as one of its objectives the promotion of safety in the
6 handling of firearms or bow and arrow.
7     The Department of Natural Resources shall designate any
8 person found by it to be competent to give instruction in the
9 handling of firearms, hunter safety, and bow and arrow. The
10 persons so appointed shall give the course of instruction and
11 upon the successful completion shall issue to the person
12 instructed a certificate of competency in the safe handling of
13 firearms, hunter safety, and bow and arrow. No charge shall be
14 made for any course of instruction except for materials or
15 ammunition consumed. The Department of Natural Resources shall
16 furnish information on the requirements of hunter safety
17 education programs to be distributed free of charge to
18 applicants for hunting licenses by the persons appointed and
19 authorized to issue licenses. Funds for the conducting of
20 firearms and hunter safety courses shall be taken from the fee
21 charged for the Firearm Owners Identification Card.
22     The fee for a hunting license to hunt all species for a
23 resident of Illinois is $7. For residents age 65 or older, the
24 fee is one-half of the fee charged for a hunting license to
25 hunt all species for a resident of Illinois. Nonresidents shall
26 be charged $50 for a hunting license.



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1     If any person who is currently serving on active-duty as a
2 member of the Armed Forces of the United States or any reserve
3 component of the Armed Forces of the Unites States has a valid
4 Firearm Owner's Identification Card, or the equivalent issued
5 by another state, issued in his or her name, then there is no
6 fee for a hunting license to hunt all species for that person.
7 The Department shall establish standards for the verification
8 of active-duty service under this paragraph. The active-duty
9 military member shall provide verification of active-duty
10 service to the Department at the Department's office in
11 Springfield.
12     Nonresidents may be issued a nonresident hunting license
13 for a period not to exceed 10 consecutive days' hunting in the
14 State and shall be charged a fee of $28.
15     A special nonresident hunting license authorizing a
16 nonresident to take game birds by hunting on a game breeding
17 and hunting preserve area only, established under Section 3.27,
18 shall be issued upon proper application being made and payment
19 of a fee equal to that for a resident hunting license. The
20 expiration date of this license shall be on the same date each
21 year that game breeding and hunting preserve area licenses
22 expire.
23     Each applicant for a State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp,
24 regardless of his residence or other condition, shall pay a fee
25 of $10 and shall receive a stamp. Except as provided under
26 Section 20-45 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the stamp



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1 shall be signed by the person or affixed to his license or
2 permit in a space designated by the Department for that
3 purpose.
4     Each applicant for a State Habitat Stamp, regardless of his
5 residence or other condition, shall pay a fee of $5 and shall
6 receive a stamp. Except as provided under Section 20-45 of the
7 Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the stamp shall be signed by the
8 person or affixed to his license or permit in a space
9 designated by the Department for that purpose.
10     Nothing in this Section shall be construed as to require
11 the purchase of more than one State Habitat Stamp by any person
12 in any one license year.
13     The Department shall furnish the holders of hunting
14 licenses and stamps with an insignia as evidence of possession
15 of license, or license and stamp, as the Department may
16 consider advisable. The insignia shall be exhibited and used as
17 the Department may order.
18     All other hunting licenses and all State stamps shall
19 expire upon March 31 of each year.
20     Every person holding any license, permit, or stamp issued
21 under the provisions of this Act shall have it in his
22 possession for immediate presentation for inspection to the
23 officers and authorized employees of the Department, any
24 sheriff, deputy sheriff, or any other peace officer making a
25 demand for it. This provision shall not apply to Department
26 owned or managed sites where it is required that all hunters



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1 deposit their license, permit, or Firearm Owner's
2 Identification Card at the check station upon entering the
3 hunting areas.
4 (Source: P.A. 93-554, eff. 8-20-03.)".