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Full Text of SB0681  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning conservation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Exotic Weed Act is amended by
5changing Sections 3 and 4 as follows:
6    (525 ILCS 10/3)  (from Ch. 5, par. 933)
7    Sec. 3. Designated Exotic Weeds. Japanese honeysuckle
8(Lonicera japonica), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), purple
9loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), common buckthorn (Rhamnus
10cathartica), glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), saw-toothed
11buckthorn (Rhamnus arguta), dahurian buckthorn (Rhamnus
12davurica), Japanese buckthorn (Rhamnus japonica), Chinese
13buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis), and kudzu (Pueraria lobata),
14exotic bush honeysuckles (Lonicera maackii, Lonicera tatarica,
15Lonicera morrowii, and Lonicera fragrantissima), exotic olives
16(Elaeagnus umbellata, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus
17angustifolia), salt cedar (all members of the Tamarix genus),
18poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), giant hogweed (Heracleum
19mantegazzianum), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus),
20and lesser celandine (Ficaria verna), teasel (all members of
21the Dipsacus genus), and Japanese, giant, and Bohemian knotweed
22(Fallopia japonica, syn. Polygonum cuspidatum; Fallopia
23sachalinensis; and Fallopia x bohemica, resp.) are hereby



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1designated exotic weeds. Upon petition the Director of Natural
2Resources, by rule, shall exempt varieties of any species
3listed in this Act that can be demonstrated by published or
4current research not to be an exotic weed as defined in Section
6(Source: P.A. 93-128, eff. 7-10-03.)
7    (525 ILCS 10/4)  (from Ch. 5, par. 934)
8    Sec. 4. Control of Exotic Weeds.
9    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation,
10political subdivision, agency or department of the State to
11buy, sell, offer for sale, distribute or plant seeds, plants or
12plant parts of exotic weeds without a permit issued by the
13Department of Natural Resources. Such permits shall be issued
15        (1) for experiments into controlling and eradicating
16    exotic weeds; or
17        (2) for research to demonstrate that a variety of a
18    species listed in this Act is not an exotic weed as defined
19    in Section 2; or .
20        (3) for the use of exotic olive (Elaeagnus umbellata,
21    Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia) berries in the
22    manufacture of value added products, not to include the
23    resale of whole berries or seeds. The exotic berry permit
24    holder must register annually with the Department of
25    Natural Resources and be able to demonstrate to the



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1    Department that seeds remaining post-manufacture are
2    sterile or otherwise unviable.
3    (b) The commercial propagation of exotic weeds for sale
4outside Illinois, certified under the Insect Pest and Plant
5Disease Act, is exempted from the provisions of this Section.
6    (c) The Department of Natural Resources may adopt rules for
7the administration of this Section.
8(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)