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(815 ILCS 357/15)
(a) In addition to any applicable penalties that may be imposed under any other law, a person violating any provision of Section 10 of this Act, or any rule adopted under Section 20 of this Act, shall be guilty of:
(1) for a first offense, a business offense and
shall be fined not less than $1,000 or an amount equal to 2 times the total value of the animal parts or products involved in the offense, whichever is greater; and
(2) for a second or subsequent offense, a Class A
misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $5,000 or an amount equal to 2 times the total value of the animal parts or products involved in the offense, whichever is greater.
(b) Upon a conviction for violating the provisions of Section 10 of this Act, the court shall order the seizure of all animal parts or products involved in the violation and determine the penalty for the violation based on the assessed value of the seized products under subsection (a) of this Section. After sentencing the defendant, the court shall order that the seized animal parts or products be transferred to the Department of Natural Resources for proper disposition. The Department, at its discretion, may destroy the animal parts or products or donate them to an educational or scientific institution or organization, including, but not limited to, a museum, university, or research group.
(Source: P.A. 102-64, eff. 1-1-22