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Full Text of SB0179  99th General Assembly



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1    AN ACT concerning conservation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Forest Act is amended by changing
5Section 6 as follows:
6    (525 ILCS 40/6)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5907)
7    Sec. 6. The Department shall have the authority to take all
8measures necessary to secure plants and plant materials from
9private sources and to establish and operate nurseries to
10produce and distribute plants and plant materials. The
11Department shall develop and implement a program of securing
12plants and plant materials from private sources. The Department
13shall utilize the most modern methods and techniques to operate
14its nursery facilities.
15    The plants and plant materials secured or produced shall be
16used exclusively for conservation purposes, such as for
17wildlife habitat, erosion control, energy conservation,
18natural community restoration, general reforestation,
19research, commemorative plantings, and educational programs
20such as Arbor Day unless otherwise agreed through a memorandum
21of understanding with the Illinois Green Industry Association
22which would allow the sale of plants as liner stock. Plants and
23plant materials distributed by the State shall not be used for



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1ornamental, landscaping or shade tree purposes. Plants and
2plant materials secured or produced and distributed by the
3State nurseries are to be protected against abuses, such as may
4occur in the event of livestock grazing or wildfire.
5    The Department may cooperate with any person or group
6desirous of establishing plants or plant materials for
7conservation plantings by (a) furnishing trees, shrubs, seeds
8or other materials where deemed necessary or desirable, or (b)
9providing labor, equipment and technical supervision to plan
10and implement the conservation plantings, or both.
11    Plants and plant materials may be provided, upon approval
12of a written management plan, without charge to individual
13landowners, State agencies and institutions, local
14governments, civic groups and others for conservation
16    Plants and plant materials may be provided without charge
17to government agencies and institutions, organized groups or
18individuals for special conservation plantings, research
19plantings, educational purposes and commemorative plantings.
20    Plants and plant materials may be made available to the
21general public, mining companies, other industries and
22agencies of the federal government but shall be sold at a price
23approximately equal to the cost of acquisition or production
24and distribution.
25    Products such as Christmas trees, roundwood and other
26materials derived from State distributed plants or plant



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1materials may be utilized, sold or removed, except that no such
2plants shall be resold, bartered or given away and removed
3alive with the roots attached unless otherwise agreed through a
4memorandum of understanding with the Illinois Green Industry
5Association which would allow the sale of plants as liner
7    The Department may effect exchanges, purchases or sales
8involving plants and plant materials with other states or with
9agencies of the federal government.
10    The Department shall have the authority to make such rules
11and regulations pursuant to the Illinois Administrative
12Procedure Act as it deems necessary for carrying out,
13administering and enforcing the provisions of this Act.
14(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)