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(225 ILCS 740/) Forest Products Transportation Act.

225 ILCS 740/1

    (225 ILCS 740/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6901)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Forest Products Transportation Act".
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/2

    (225 ILCS 740/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6902)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

225 ILCS 740/2.01

    (225 ILCS 740/2.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6903)
    Sec. 2.01. "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 740/2.02

    (225 ILCS 740/2.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6904)
    Sec. 2.02. "Tree" or "trees" means any tree, standing or felled, living or dead, and includes both those trees included within the definition of "timber" in Section 2 of the Timber Buyers Licensing Act and Christmas trees. The term does not apply to trees or parts of trees that have been cut into firewood.
(Source: P.A. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

225 ILCS 740/2.03

    (225 ILCS 740/2.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6905)
    Sec. 2.03. "Forest product" means logs which can be used for sawing or processing into lumber for building or structural purposes, for the manufacture of furniture or for the manufacture of any article.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/2.04

    (225 ILCS 740/2.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6906)
    Sec. 2.04. "Person" means any person, partnership, firm, association, business trust or corporation.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/2.05

    (225 ILCS 740/2.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6907)
    Sec. 2.05. "Timber grower" means the owner, tenant or operator of land in this State who has an interest in, or is entitled to receive any part of the proceeds from the sale of timber grown in this State and includes persons exercising authority to sell timber.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/2.06

    (225 ILCS 740/2.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6908)
    Sec. 2.06. "Proof of ownership" means a printed document provided by the Department that serves as a written bill of sale and bill of lading. The information required in this document shall be established by administrative rule.
(Source: P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/2.07

    (225 ILCS 740/2.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6909)
    Sec. 2.07. "Owner", when referring to trees or forest products grown or growing on public lands under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the State or any unit of local government or school district within the State, means the person empowered by law, or by action of the corporate authorities of the governmental entity pursuant to law, to sell or dispose of trees and forest products from the governmental lands.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/3

    (225 ILCS 740/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6910)
    Sec. 3. Nothing in this Act affects the rights of the owners of trees or forest products nor imposes any duties or liabilities on them not otherwise imposed by law. This Act is, rather, intended to protect the rights of the owners of trees and forest products as well as the interests of the public in trees and forest products on public lands.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/4

    (225 ILCS 740/4) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6911)
    Sec. 4. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-2801. Repealed by P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/5

    (225 ILCS 740/5) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6912)
    Sec. 5. No person may haul or transport any tree or forest product on the highways of this State without the written consent of the timber grower or subsequent seller.
(Source: P.A. 85-294.)

225 ILCS 740/6

    (225 ILCS 740/6) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6913)
    Sec. 6. Any person hauling or transporting 2 or more trees and forest products, or either of them, on any highway in this State shall be required to show proof of ownership as defined in Section 2.06 of this Act, except that interstate transporters originating outside of this State and traveling to destinations within or outside of this State may show documents in accordance with federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules in lieu of such proof of ownership.
    If that person is unable to show proof of ownership, the timber and forest products so hauled or transported, and the vehicle or conveyance used as the means of transportation may be held by the Department for disposition subject to court order.
(Source: P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/7

    (225 ILCS 740/7) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6914)
    Sec. 7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-2801. Repealed by P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/8

    (225 ILCS 740/8) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6915)
    Sec. 8. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-2801. Repealed by P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/9

    (225 ILCS 740/9) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6916)
    Sec. 9. This Act does not apply to the removal of any trees or parts of trees or to their hauling or transportation by the federal government, the State of Illinois or by any unit of local government within the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 77-2801.)

225 ILCS 740/10

    (225 ILCS 740/10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6917)
    Sec. 10. The Department of Natural Resources may promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary or desirable to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)

225 ILCS 740/11

    (225 ILCS 740/11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6918)
    Sec. 11. The Department of Natural Resources shall enforce this Act. Any law enforcement officer employed by the State or by any county or municipality within the State has the authority to apprehend persons violating any provision of this Act and to cooperate with the Department in the enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 740/12

    (225 ILCS 740/12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6919)
    Sec. 12. Except as otherwise provided under this Act, any person violating any provision of this Act, including administrative rules, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-294.)

225 ILCS 740/13

    (225 ILCS 740/13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6920)
    Sec. 13. It shall be unlawful for any person to resist or obstruct any officer, employee or agent of the Department in the discharge of his duties under the provisions of this Act.
    Violation of this Section shall be a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 85-294.)

225 ILCS 740/14

    (225 ILCS 740/14)
    Sec. 14. Any timber, forestry, or wood cutting device or equipment, including vehicles and conveyances used or operated in violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act or attempted to be used in violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act shall be deemed a public nuisance and subject to seizure and confiscation by any authorized employee of the Department. Upon the seizure of such an item the Department shall take and hold the item until disposed of as provided in this Section.
    Upon the seizure of any property pursuant to this Section, the authorized employee of the Department making the seizure shall forthwith cause a complaint to be filed before the circuit court and a summons to be issued requiring the person who illegally used or operated or attempted to use or operate the property and the owner and person in possession of the property to appear in court and show cause why the seized property should not be forfeited to the State. Upon the return of the summons duly served or other notice as provided in this Section, the court shall proceed to determine the question of the illegality of the use of the seized property and upon judgment being entered to the effect that the property was illegally used, an order may be entered providing for the forfeiture of the seized property to the Department, which shall thereupon become the property of the Department. However, the owner of the property may have a jury determine the illegality of its use and shall have the right of an appeal as in other cases. Such a confiscation or forfeiture shall not preclude or mitigate against prosecution and assessment of penalties otherwise provided in this Act.
    Upon seizure of any property under circumstances supporting a reasonable belief that the property was abandoned, lost, stolen, or otherwise illegally possessed or used contrary to the provisions of this Act, except property seized during a search or arrest and ultimately returned, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of pursuant to a court order in accordance with this Act, the authorized employee of the Department shall make reasonable inquiry and efforts to identify and notify the owner or other person entitled to possession thereof and shall return the property after that person provides reasonable and satisfactory proof of his or her ownership or right to possession and reimburses the Department for all reasonable expenses of such custody. If the identity or location of the owner or other person entitled to possession of the property has not been ascertained within 6 months after the Department obtains possession, the Department shall effectuate the sale of the property for cash to the highest bidder at a public auction. The owner or other person entitled to possession of the property may claim and recover possession of the property at any time before its sale at public auction upon providing reasonable and satisfactory proof of ownership or right of possession and after reimbursing the Department for all reasonable expenses of custody thereof.
    Any property forfeited to the State by court order pursuant to this Section may be disposed of by public auction, except that any property that is the subject of such a court order shall not be disposed of pending appeal of the order. The proceeds of the sale at auction shall be deposited in the Illinois Forestry Development Fund.
    The Department shall pay all costs of notices required by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-805, eff. 8-21-02.)