ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECT ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act. Provides
that cemetery land dedicated before 1990 as a nature preserve or
buffer area may be returned to use as a cemetery upon the demand of
the cemetery authority.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that cemetery land dedicated before 1990 shall, rather
than may, be returned to use as a cemetery upon the demand of the
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a cemetery or a portion of a cemetery dedicated
during 1984, rather than before 1990, shall be returned to use as a
cemetery upon the demand of the cemetery authority.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes reference to:
525 ILCS 30/11
Adds reference to:
520 ILCS 10/5.5 new
520 ILCS 10/11
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Endangered Species
Protection Act. Provides that under prescribed terms and conditions,
the Department of Natural Resources may authorize a taking otherwise
prohibited by the Act if the taking of the protected animal is
incidental to and not the purpose of an otherwise lawful activity.
Provides that if the Department authorizes an incidental taking of a
protected species, the Department must file a written decision
explaining its conclusion that the taking should be authorized.
Provides that in order to authorize an incidental taking, the
Department must determine that, based on the best available scientific
data, the taking will not reduce the likelihood of the survival of the
endangered or protected species. Provides that the public must be
given notice of, and an opportunity to comment on, the application for
an incidental taking before the taking may be authorized.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0556
Last action date: 99-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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