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 Bill Status of HB2272  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Travis Weaver

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/2.37from Ch. 61, par. 2.37

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Repeals provisions authorizing, under certain conditions, drainage districts to control beaver populations. Provides that a drainage district, road district or similar body, landowner, tenant, or the designee of a drainage district, road district, landowner, or tenant is exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit to control nuisance raccoons, opossums, muskrats, skunks, coyotes, or beavers if all applicable provisions for licenses are complied with and any trap types and sizes used are in compliance with the Act, including marking or identification. Provides that landowners, tenants, or their designees may remove cottontail rabbits or grey or fox squirrels from their property, but only by means of a live trap, if the cottontail rabbits and grey or fox squirrels are released alive and unharmed in suitable habitat that is not within any city or town and not within any park. Provides that the designee of a drainage district, road district, landowner, or tenant must have a signed and dated written authorization from the drainage district, landowner, or tenant in possession at all times when conducting animal control activities. Provides that the exemption from obtaining a permit is valid only upon property owned, leased, or controlled by the drainage district, road district, landowner, or tenant. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Travis Weaver
  2/14/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2023HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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