Sen. Deanna Demuzio

Filed: 4/3/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2407 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Fish and Aquatic Life Code is amended by
5 adding Section 20-82 as follows:
6     (515 ILCS 5/20-82 new)
7     Sec. 20-82. Asian Carp Reduction Pilot Program.
8     (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Natural
9 Resources shall establish a one-year pilot program to stimulate
10 the bulk harvest of Bighead Carp (hypophthalmichthys noblis)
11 and Silver Carp (hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in the Illinois
12 River and to increase the number of native fish.
13     (b) The General Assembly may appropriate an amount not to
14 exceed $3,000,000 to the Department of Natural Resources for
15 the purposes of this pilot program. From the amounts
16 appropriated, the Department may enter into contracts with



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1 licensed commercial fishermen and other organizations for the
2 administration, staffing, materials, and equipment necessary
3 for the program, and the Department may also use appropriated
4 funds to establish grants to natural resource conservation
5 organizations that serve the Illinois River basin for the
6 purposes of this program.
7     (c) The pilot program shall include the development of a
8 scientific plan to reduce or remove Bighead Carp and Silver
9 Carp from the river system.
10     (d) The Department shall issue a report with the results of
11 the Asian Carp Reduction Pilot Program to the General Assembly
12 no later than December 31, 2009.
13     (e) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2010.
14     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15 becoming law.".