91st General Assembly
Status of HB3459
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   New Act                                                                     
   625 ILCS 45/2-2           from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 312-2                       
   625 ILCS 45/11A-7 new                                                       

        Creates the Harmful Aquatic Organisms Act.  Allows  the  Director      
   of  Natural  Resources to regulate aquatic macrophytes, Eurasian water      
   milfoil, purple loosestrife, and  other  exotic  species.  Allows  the      
   Director  to  determine  if the waters of this State are infected with      
   exotic species and to close access to infested waters.  Prohibits  the      
   introduction and transport of certain exotic species within the State.      
   Prohibits the launching of watercraft that have certain exotic species      
   attached.   Allows  the Director to issue permits for the propagation,      
   possession, importation, purchase,  or  transport  of  certain  exotic      
   species  for the purposes of disposal, control, research, or education      
   and for  the  harvesting  of  bait  from  infested  waters.   Provides      
   criminal  and  civil  penalties  for violations of the Act. Amends the      
   Boat Registration and Safety Act.  Allows the  Department  to  inspect      
   watercraft  for  the  purpose  of  determining  if the Harmful Aquatic      
   Organisms Act is  being  complied  with.   Allows  the  Department  to      
   suspend  the watercraft license or the watercraft operating privileges      
   of a person for certain violations of the  Harmful  Aquatic  Organisms      
   00-01-20  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   00-01-20  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   00-02-02  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 GASH                  
   00-02-17  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               AGRIC CONSERV         
   00-02-17  H                                           COMMITTEE DEADLINE    
   00-02-17  H                                           EXTENDED - 2/25/00    
   00-02-17  H                   COMMITTEE               AGRIC CONSERV         
   00-02-25  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   01-01-09  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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