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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