Public Act 099-0081
SB0681 EnrolledLRB099 07279 MGM 27383 b

    AN ACT concerning conservation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Exotic Weed Act is amended by
changing Sections 3 and 4 as follows:
    (525 ILCS 10/3)  (from Ch. 5, par. 933)
    Sec. 3. Designated Exotic Weeds. Japanese honeysuckle
(Lonicera japonica), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), purple
loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), common buckthorn (Rhamnus
cathartica), glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), saw-toothed
buckthorn (Rhamnus arguta), dahurian buckthorn (Rhamnus
davurica), Japanese buckthorn (Rhamnus japonica), Chinese
buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis), and kudzu (Pueraria lobata),
exotic bush honeysuckles (Lonicera maackii, Lonicera tatarica,
Lonicera morrowii, and Lonicera fragrantissima), exotic olives
(Elaeagnus umbellata, Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus
angustifolia), salt cedar (all members of the Tamarix genus),
poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), giant hogweed (Heracleum
mantegazzianum), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus),
and lesser celandine (Ficaria verna), teasel (all members of
the Dipsacus genus), and Japanese, giant, and Bohemian knotweed
(Fallopia japonica, syn. Polygonum cuspidatum; Fallopia
sachalinensis; and Fallopia x bohemica, resp.) are hereby
designated exotic weeds. Upon petition the Director of Natural
Resources, by rule, shall exempt varieties of any species
listed in this Act that can be demonstrated by published or
current research not to be an exotic weed as defined in Section
(Source: P.A. 93-128, eff. 7-10-03.)
    (525 ILCS 10/4)  (from Ch. 5, par. 934)
    Sec. 4. Control of Exotic Weeds.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation,
political subdivision, agency or department of the State to
buy, sell, offer for sale, distribute or plant seeds, plants or
plant parts of exotic weeds without a permit issued by the
Department of Natural Resources. Such permits shall be issued
        (1) for experiments into controlling and eradicating
    exotic weeds; or
        (2) for research to demonstrate that a variety of a
    species listed in this Act is not an exotic weed as defined
    in Section 2; or .
        (3) for the use of exotic olive (Elaeagnus umbellata,
    Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia) berries in the
    manufacture of value added products, not to include the
    resale of whole berries or seeds. The exotic berry permit
    holder must register annually with the Department of
    Natural Resources and be able to demonstrate to the
    Department that seeds remaining post-manufacture are
    sterile or otherwise unviable.
    (b) The commercial propagation of exotic weeds for sale
outside Illinois, certified under the Insect Pest and Plant
Disease Act, is exempted from the provisions of this Section.
    (c) The Department of Natural Resources may adopt rules for
the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016