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 Bill Status of HB2549  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Andrew S. Chesney, Amy Elik and Adam Niemerg

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/1.2m-0.5 new
520 ILCS 5/2.25from Ch. 61, par. 2.25
520 ILCS 5/2.26from Ch. 61, par. 2.26
520 ILCS 5/2.33from Ch. 61, par. 2.33

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Permits deer hunting with a rifle. Provides that current ammunition and caliber restrictions on handguns that may be used for hunting deer also apply to rifles. Provides that current restrictions limiting deer hunting to persons having a firearm deer hunting permit to taking deer only during the period from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those days for which an open season is established for the taking of deer by use of shotgun, handgun, or bow and arrow also apply to the taking of deer with a rifle. Repeals a provision prohibiting the possession of a rifle while in the field during firearm deer season. Defines "rifle".

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  6/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg

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