(520 ILCS 5/3.22)
(from Ch. 61, par. 3.22)
Issuance of scientific and special purpose permits.
Scientific permits may be granted by the Department to any properly accredited
person at least 18 years of age, permitting the capture, marking, handling, banding, or collecting
(including fur, hide, skin, teeth, feathers, claws, nests, eggs, or young),
for strictly scientific purposes, of any of the fauna now protected
under this Code. A special purpose permit may be granted to qualified
individuals for the purpose of salvaging dead, sick, orphaned, or
crippled wildlife species protected by this Act for permanent donation to
bona fide public or state scientific, educational or zoological
institutions or, for the purpose of rehabilitation and subsequent release
to the wild, or other
disposal as directed by the Department.
Private educational organizations may be granted a special purpose permit to possess wildlife or parts thereof for educational purposes. A special purpose permit is required prior to treatment, administration, or both of any wild fauna protected by this Code that is captured, handled, or both in the wild or will be released to the wild with any type of chemical or other compound (including but not limited to vaccines, inhalants, medicinal agents requiring oral or dermal application) regardless of means of delivery, except that individuals and organizations removing or destroying wild birds and wild mammals under Section 2.37 of this Code or releasing game birds under Section 3.23 of this Code are not required to obtain those special purpose permits. Treatment under this special purpose permit means to effect a cure or physiological change within the animal. The criteria, definitions, application process, fees, and standards for a scientific or special purpose permit shall be provided by administrative rule. The annual fee for a scientific or special purpose permit shall not exceed $100. The Department shall set forth applicable regulations in an administrative rule covering qualifications and facilities needed to obtain both a scientific and a special purpose permit. The application for these permits shall be approved by the Department to determine if a permit should be issued. Disposition of fauna taken under the authority of this Section shall be specified by the Department.
The holder of each such scientific or special purpose permit shall make to the Department a report in writing
upon blanks furnished by the Department. Such reports shall be made (i) annually if the permit is granted for a period of more than one year or (ii) within 30 days after the expiration of the permit if the permit is granted for a period of one year or less. Such reports shall include information
which the Department may consider necessary.
(Source: P.A. 96-979, eff. 7-2-10; 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)