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Public Act 102-0840


Public Act 0840 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0840
SB3433 EnrolledLRB102 24380 RJT 33614 b

    AN ACT concerning conservation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Exotic Weed Act is amended by
changing Section 4 as follows:
    (525 ILCS 10/4)  (from Ch. 5, par. 934)
    Sec. 4. Control of exotic weeds.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation,
political subdivision, agency or department of the State to
buy, sell, offer for sale, distribute or plant seeds, plants
or plant parts of exotic weeds without a permit issued by the
Department of Natural Resources. Such permits shall be issued
        (1) for experiments into controlling and eradicating
    exotic weeds;
        (2) for research to demonstrate that a variety of a
    species listed in this Act is not an exotic weed as defined
    in Section 2; or
        (3) for the use of exotic olive (Elaeagnus umbellata,
    Elaeagnus pungens, Elaeagnus angustifolia) berries in the
    manufacture of value added products, not to include the
    resale of whole berries or seeds. The exotic berry permit
    holder must register annually with the Department of
    Natural Resources and be able to demonstrate to the
    Department that seeds remaining post-manufacture are
    sterile or otherwise unviable.
    (b) The commercial propagation of exotic weeds for sale
outside Illinois, certified under the Insect Pest and Plant
Disease Act, is exempted from the provisions of this Section.
    (c) The Department of Natural Resources may adopt rules
for the administration of this Section.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Section
for the control of exotic weeds, a municipality may adopt an
ordinance to eradicate common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica),
glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), saw-toothed buckthorn
(Rhamnus arguta), dahurian buckthorn (Rhamnus davurica),
Japanese buckthorn (Rhamnus japonica), and Chinese buckthorn
(Rhamnus utilis) on all public and private property within its
geographic boundaries.
(Source: P.A. 99-81, eff. 1-1-16.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2023