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 Bill Status of HB5332  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. David Reis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/1.2j-5 new
520 ILCS 5/2.30from Ch. 61, par. 2.30
520 ILCS 5/2.33from Ch. 61, par. 2.33
520 ILCS 5/2.36from Ch. 61, par. 2.36
520 ILCS 5/3.5from Ch. 61, par. 3.5
520 ILCS 5/3.25from Ch. 61, par. 3.25
520 ILCS 5/3.27-a new
520 ILCS 5/3.33from Ch. 61, par. 3.33
520 ILCS 5/3.35from Ch. 61, par. 3.35
720 ILCS 585/1from Ch. 8, par. 241

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources is responsible for the operation of a hound running areas permit program. Provides that a coyote may be held or possessed by a person who holds a hound running area permit. Provides that hound running areas approved by the Department are exempt from certain limitations in the Game Protective Article of the Wildlife Code. Limits hound running areas to a fenced area that has at least 40 acres, that is used by dogs and people to chase foxes or coyotes without the intent to kill or capture the foxes or coyotes, and that has a dog-proof escape area for the chased animals. Requires the applicant for a hound running area permit to hold or apply for a fur-bearing mammal breeder permit. Authorizes the Department to promulgate rules, make inspections, and administer this program. Provides that a person that violates the requirements for a hound running area permit is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Amends the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act to provide that a hound running area may be used to keep and maintain coyotes in an escape-proof enclosure. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David Reis
  1/26/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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