(510 ILCS 68/5-35)
    Sec. 5-35. Areas closed to the taking of reptiles and amphibians.
    (a) Unless otherwise allowed under the provisions of this Act or administrative rule, the taking of herptiles at any time and by any method is prohibited in the LaRue-Pine Hills or Otter Pond Research Natural Area in Union County. Unless otherwise authorized, possession of any collecting equipment is prohibited within the area.
    (b) For the protection and preservation of any herptile taxa, the Department may close any area to prevent the taking, collecting, or killing of herptiles. The Department may close an area for purposes that include the biological significance or importance of a species or location or for the prevention, containment, or treatment of disease. The Department shall adopt procedures for the closure of an area by administrative rule.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-315, eff. 1-1-22.)