92nd General Assembly
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   520 ILCS 5/1.2t           from Ch. 61, par. 1.2t                            
   520 ILCS 5/1.2y new                                                         
   520 ILCS 5/2.33           from Ch. 61, par. 2.33                            
   520 ILCS 5/2.33a          from Ch. 61, par. 2.33a                           
   520 ILCS 5/2.37           from Ch. 61, par. 2.37                            

        Amends the Wildlife Code.  Provides that  companion  animals  are      
   not included in the definition of "wildlife".  Provides that drowning,      
   burning,  or  using  household  products  or  solvents  as a method of      
   euthanasia is unlawful.  Provides that it is unlawful to  place,  set,      
   use,  or  maintain  a  trap  in  water(formerly a snare trap or one of      
   similar construction).  Provides  that  animals  that  cause  property      
   damage  or  pose  a risk to human health or safety shall be given to a      
   licensed wildlife rehabilitator or humanely euthanized.  Provides that      
   whenever possible the wildlife shall be given to a  licensed  wildlife      
   rehabilitator.   Provides  that any method or agent of euthanasia must      
   be prescribed as acceptable or conditionally acceptable in the  Report      
   of  the  American  Veterinary Medical Association Panel on Euthanasia.      
   Provides that the Department of Natural Resources "shall" (instead  of      
   "may")  require  periodic  reports  regarding  the taking of wildlife.      
   Provides that reports regarding the use  of  euthanasia  and  licensed      
   wildlife  rehabilitators  shall  be  made.  Deletes the exception that      
   during the statewide furbearer trapping season  beaver  traps  do  not      
   need  to  be set in water at least 10 inches deep.  Provides that each      
   Drainage District must include in its annual report  the  disposition,      
   including  the  method  or agent of euthanasia, of any animals caught.      
   Adds a definition for "humane euthanasia".  Effective immediately.          
   NOV-19-2002  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   NOV-19-2002  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   DEC-04-2002  S  SPONSOR REMOVED                          BOWLES                
   DEC-04-2002  S  CHIEF SPONSOR CHANGED TO                 MOLARO                
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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