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Full Text of SB0914  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Doris Turner

Filed: 3/22/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 914 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing
5Section 3.1-6 as follows:
6    (520 ILCS 5/3.1-6)
7    Sec. 3.1-6. Special deer, turkey, and combination hunting
9    (a) For the purpose of this Section:
10    "Bona fide equity member" means an individual who:
11        (1) (i) became a member upon the formation of the
12    limited liability company or (ii) has purchased a
13    distributional interest in a limited liability company for
14    a value equal to the percentage of the appraised value of
15    the LLC assets represented by the distributional interest
16    in the LLC and subsequently becomes a member of the



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1    company under Article 30 of the Limited Liability Company
2    Act; and
3        (2) intends to retain the membership for at least 5
4    years.
5    "Bona fide equity partner" means an individual who:
6        (1) (i) became a partner, either general or limited,
7    upon the formation of a partnership or limited
8    partnership, or (ii) has purchased, acquired, or been
9    gifted a partnership interest accurately representing his
10    or her percentage distributional interest in the profits,
11    losses, and assets of a partnership or limited
12    partnership;
13        (2) intends to retain ownership of the partnership
14    interest for at least 5 years; and
15        (3) is a resident of this State.
16    "Bona fide equity shareholder" means an individual who:
17        (1) purchased, for market price, publicly sold stock
18    shares in a corporation, purchased shares of a
19    privately-held corporation for a value equal to the
20    percentage of the appraised value of the corporate assets
21    represented by the ownership in the corporation, or is a
22    member of a closely-held family-owned corporation and has
23    purchased or been gifted with shares of stock in the
24    corporation accurately reflecting his or her percentage of
25    ownership; and
26        (2) intends to retain the ownership of the shares of



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1    stock for at least 5 years.
2    "Family member" means a grandparent, parent, sibling,
3child, grandchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, or first
5    "Family member landowner" means an individual who is a
6family member of a landowner and who owns collectively with
7any other of that individual's other family members at least
840 acres of land in a county in this State.
9    (b) Landowner Deer, Turkey, and combination permits shall
10be issued without charge to:
11        (1) Illinois landowners residing in this State who own
12    at least 40 acres of Illinois land and wish to hunt upon
13    their land only;
14        (2) resident tenants of at least 40 acres of
15    commercial agricultural land where they will hunt; and
16        (3) bona fide equity shareholders of a corporation,
17    bona fide equity members of a limited liability company,
18    or bona fide equity partners of a general or limited
19    partnership which owns at least 40 acres of land in a
20    county in this State who wish to hunt on the
21    corporation's, company's, or partnership's land only. One
22    permit shall be issued without charge to one bona fide
23    equity shareholder, one bona fide equity member, or one
24    bona fide equity partner for each 40 acres of land owned by
25    the corporation, company, or partnership in a county;
26    however, the number of permits issued without charge to



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1    bona fide equity shareholders of any corporation or bona
2    fide equity members of a limited liability company in any
3    county shall not exceed 15, and shall not exceed 3 in the
4    case of bona fide equity partners of a partnership.
5    Bona fide landowners or tenants who do not wish to hunt
6only on the land they own, rent, or lease or bona fide equity
7shareholders, bona fide equity members, or bona fide equity
8partners who do not wish to hunt only on the land owned by the
9corporation, limited liability company, or partnership shall
10be charged the same fee as the applicant who is not a
11landowner, tenant, bona fide equity shareholder, bona fide
12equity member, or bona fide equity partner. Nonresidents of
13this State who own at least 40 acres of land and wish to hunt
14on their land only shall be charged a fee set by administrative
15rule. The method for obtaining these permits shall be
16prescribed by administrative rule.
17    In addition to the permits otherwise issued under this
18subsection (b), the Department shall, upon request, issue to 2
19additional family member landowners, who own with other family
20member landowners a parcel of at least 40 acres but who do not
21all reside on that property, a landowner deer, turkey, and
22combination permit for hunting only on that property at a cost
23of no more than the regular permit fee.
24    (c) The deer, turkey, or combination hunting permit issued
25without fee shall be valid on all farm lands which the person
26to whom it is issued owns, leases or rents, except that in the



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1case of a permit issued to a bona fide equity shareholder, bona
2fide equity member, or bona fide equity partner, the permit
3shall be valid on all lands owned by the corporation, limited
4liability company, or partnership in the county.
5(Source: P.A. 99-869, eff. 1-1-17.)".