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Public Act 098-1044





Public Act 098-1044
HB5869 EnrolledLRB098 18168 MGM 53297 b

    AN ACT concerning fish.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Fish and Aquatic Life Code is amended by
changing Section 10-100 as follows:
    (515 ILCS 5/10-100)  (from Ch. 56, par. 10-100)
    Sec. 10-100. Release of aquatic life.
    (a) It shall be unlawful to release any aquatic life into
the wild in this State without first securing permission of the
Department to do so, except that the owner of a body of water
may release aquatic life indigenous to the State of Illinois
into waters wholly upon his or her property. The Department
shall have the authority to promulgate necessary rules and
regulations, under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act,
regulating the possession, transportation, and shipping of
aquatic life not indigenous to the State of Illinois. All
aquatic life may be immediately returned unharmed from where
they were taken. A violation of this subsection (a) is a Class
B misdemeanor.
    (b) It is unlawful to possess, transport, or release any
live specimen or viable gametes of any species listed as
injurious by administrative rule, unless authorized by that
rule. A violation of this subsection (b) is a Class A
(Source: P.A. 94-592, eff. 1-1-06.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015