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 1        AN ACT to create the Illinois Conservation Congress.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.   Short  title.  This Act may be cited as the
 5    Illinois Conservation Congress Act.

 6        Section 5. Conservation Congress.  There  is  established
 7    the  Illinois  Conservation Congress within the Department of
 8    Natural Resources.

 9        Section 10.  Purpose.  The purpose of the Congress is  to
10    propose and advocate actions that can be taken by elected and
11    appointed  officials  to  protect  and  conserve  the natural
12    resources of the State and  to  ensure  through  professional
13    management  that sustainable use, recreational opportunities,
14    and enjoyment of these resources is available  for  this  and
15    future generations.

16        Section  15.   Duties.   The  Conservation Congress shall
17    serve to advise the Department  of  Natural  Resources.   The
18    Congress'   recommendations   and   resolutions   are  to  be
19    considered as an indication of constituency needs  and  views
20    on  natural resources in Illinois.  The Conservation Congress
21    shall operate according to its  bylaws  and  be  composed  of
22    representatives  from  recognized  organizations in Illinois,
23    including, but not limited to,  not-for-profit  corporations,
24    businesses,   or  other  entities  whose  goals  and  actions
25    demonstrate a commitment  to  the  protection,  conservation,
26    sustainable  use,  and  recreational  enjoyment  of Illinois'
27    natural resources.

28        Section 20.  Administration.  The Department  of  Natural
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 1    Resources  shall  adopt  rules  to  further  the creation and
 2    administration of the Illinois Conservation Congress.

 3        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 4    becoming law.

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