Rep. Mark H. Beaubien Jr.

Filed: 3/28/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2825 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
5 Section 3.1-5 as follows:
6     (520 ILCS 5/3.1-5)
7     Sec. 3.1-5. Apprentice Hunter License Program.
8     (a) Beginning 120 days after the effective date of this
9 amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, the Department
10 shall establish an Apprentice Hunter License Program. The
11 purpose of this Program shall be to extend limited hunting
12 privileges, in lieu of obtaining a valid hunting license, to
13 persons interested in learning about hunting sports.
14     (b) Any resident or nonresident who is at least 10 years
15 old may apply to the Department for an Apprentice Hunter
16 License. The Apprentice Hunter License shall be a one-time,



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1 non-renewable license that shall expire on the March 31
2 following the date of issuance.
3     (c) For persons aged 10 through 17, the Apprentice Hunter
4 License shall entitle the licensee to hunt while supervised by
5 a validly licensed resident or nonresident parent, guardian, or
6 grandparent. For persons 18 or older, the Apprentice Hunter
7 License shall entitle the licensee to hunt while supervised by
8 a validly licensed resident or nonresident hunter. Possession
9 of an Apprentice Hunter License shall serve in lieu of a valid
10 hunting license, but does not exempt the licensee from
11 compliance with the requirements of this Code and any rules and
12 regulations adopted pursuant to this Code.
13     (d) In order to be approved for the Apprentice Hunter
14 License, the applicant must be a resident of Illinois, request
15 an Apprentice Hunter License on a form designated and made
16 available by the Department, and submit a $7 fee, which shall
17 be separate from and additional to any other stamp, permit,
18 tag, or license fee that may be required for hunting under this
19 Code. The Department shall adopt suitable administrative rules
20 that are reasonable and necessary for the administration of the
21 program, but shall not require any certificate of competency or
22 other hunting education as a condition of the Apprentice Hunter
23 License.
24 (Source: P.A. 94-1024, eff. 7-14-06.)
25     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1 becoming law.".