90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2721
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WILDLIFE CD-SPECIES VALUES                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Wildlife Code.  Provides that the fair market value or      
   replacement cost (now stated values)  shall  determine  the  value  of      
   protected  species  to  classify  hunting and trapping violations, but      
   that the minimum value shall not be less than the  provision's  stated      
   values.   Increases  the  stated  value  for a bald eagle to $500 (now      
   $200) and for antlered whitetail deer to $500 (now all whitetail deer,      
          STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE                                       
          HB2721 fails to create a State mandate.                              
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Natural Resources)                                 
          No additional cost; possible revenue increase.                       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          520 ILCS 5/2.33                 from Ch. 61, par. 2.33               
          520 ILCS 5/3.5                                                       
        Deletes everything.   Amends  the  Wildlife  Code.   Deletes  the      
   hunting  and  trapping  prohibition  concerning  the  nighttime use of      
   calling devices.  Provides that nothing shall prohibit the pursuit  of      
   a  crippled  migratory  waterfowl  that  is incapable of normal flight      
   (now, incapable of flight) if done within 400 yards (now, 200) of  the      
   hunting  blind.  Provides that fair market value, replacement cost, or      
   stated minimum values, whichever  is  greater,  (now,  stated  values)      
   shall determine the value of the protected species to classify hunting      
   and  trapping  violations.  Increases  the  stated  values  of certain      
   species and adds additional categories of species  and  their  minimum      
   values.  Provides that a person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony if      
   convicted  of  more  than  one  violation in a 90-day period where the      
   animals of each violation are not valued at or in excess of $300,  but      
   the  total  value of the animals from the multiple violations is at or      
   in excess of $300.  Establishes  court  procedure  and  conditions  to      
   impose   probation   on  first-time  offenders  guilty  of  commercial      
   possession of protected species.                                            
          STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 4                               
          No change from previous mandates note.                               
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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