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Full Text of SB1466  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning wildlife.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing Section
52.5 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/2.5)
7    Sec. 2.5. Crossbow conditions.
8    (a) A person may use a crossbow if one or more of the
9following conditions are met:
10        (1) the user is a person age 62 and older;
11        (2) the user is a person with a disability to whom the
12    Director has issued a permit to use a crossbow, as provided
13    by administrative rule; or
14        (3) the date of using the crossbow is during the period
15    of the second Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday
16    through the last day of the archery deer hunting season
17    (both inclusive) set annually by the Director.
18    (b) As used in this Section, "person with a disability"
19means a person who has a physical impairment due to injury or
20disease, congenital or acquired, which renders the person so
21severely disabled as to be unable to use a longbow, recurve
22bow, or compound bow. Permits must be issued only after the
23receipt of a physician's statement confirming the applicant is



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1a person with a disability as defined above.
2    (c) A person may use a crossbow to take coyotes when it is
3legal to use a bow and arrow to take coyotes.
4(Source: P.A. 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)