About time: SB1846

Senate Bill 1846 passed on Friday during the veto session of the Illinois General Assembly. Gov. Quinn is expected to sign the bill, which makes small increases in licenses and other fees. Many of the fee hikes should have happened years ago and/or been much higher this time.

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My outdoors column in the Sun-Times today takes on that issue as an offshoot of doing a preview of the opening of upland game seasons on Saturday.

We don’t have an upland game program manager, and haven’t since John Cole retired.

Just like we haven’t had a turkey biologist since Jerry Garver retired nearly seven years ago.

Those are the kind of things that a fee hike in hunting and fishing licenses will help. Generally, hunters and fishermen are very good about paying their way. And I hope we are again.

Resident fishing licenses would increase by $2 to $14.50, resident hunting licenses by $5 to $12, resident deer permits by $10 to $25, sportsman combination licenses by $7.50 to $25 and state waterfowl stamps by $5 to $15. Nonresident licenses also would increase.

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And it should help with multiple-use sites like Pyramid State Recreation Area.

Now there is the rub with some “sportsmen” and brought out some shirking and carping about why other park users aren’t paying more of the way.

But that is a separate issue, and throwing around the issue of user or parking fees at Illinois’ state parks is a red herring.

Yes, that needs to be considered hard, too. And IDNR director Marc Miller already addressed that and said the department is taking a very careful look at how or if it will work.

Potentially that is a windfall.

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Starved Rock State Park draws millions of visitors and has a host of activities beyond hunting and fishing.

But that is a separate issue, which the department may address on its own via administrative rules.

Frankly, I am ashamed as a hunter and fisherman that some are trying to bring that separate issue in as a way to oppose increased fees.

I will be proud to pay the increases next year, and think it is about time.

Here is the full text of SB1846:

AN ACT concerning State government. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the FY2010 5 Budget Implementation (Revenue) Act. 6 Section 5. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to make 7 changes in State programs that are necessary to implement the 8 Governor’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget recommendations concerning 9 revenue. 10 ARTICLE 10. NATURAL RESOURCES 11 Section 10-5. The Fish and Aquatic Life Code is amended by 12 changing Sections 20-45 and 20-55 as follows: 13 (515 ILCS 5/20-45) (from Ch. 56, par. 20-45) 14 Sec. 20-45. License fees for residents. Fees for licenses 15 for residents of the State of Illinois shall be as follows: 16 (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, for 17 sport fishing devices as defined in Section 10-95 or 18 spearing devices as defined in Section 10-110 the fee is 19 $14.50 $12.50 for individuals 16 to 64 years old, and 20 one-half of the current fishing license fee for individuals SB1846 Enrolled – 2 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 age 65 or older, commencing with the 1994 license year. 2 (b) All residents before using any commercial fishing 3 device shall obtain a commercial fishing license, the fee 4 for which shall be $35. Each and every commercial device 5 used shall be licensed by a resident commercial fisherman 6 as follows: 7 (1) For each 100 lineal yards, or fraction thereof, 8 of seine the fee is $18. For each minnow seine, minnow 9 trap, or net for commercial purposes the fee is $20. 10 (2) For each device to fish with a 100 hook trot 11 line device, basket trap, hoop net, or dip net the fee 12 is $3. 13 (3) When used in the waters of Lake Michigan, for 14 the first 2000 lineal feet, or fraction thereof, of 15 gill net the fee is $10; and for each 1000 additional 16 lineal feet, or fraction thereof, the fee is $10. These 17 fees shall apply to all gill nets in use in the water 18 or on drying reels on the shore. 19 (4) For each 100 lineal yards, or fraction thereof, 20 of gill net or trammel net the fee is $18. 21 (c) Residents of the State of Illinois may obtain a 22 sportsmen’s combination license that shall entitle the 23 holder to the same non-commercial fishing privileges as 24 residents holding a license as described in subsection (a) 25 of this Section and to the same hunting privileges as 26 residents holding a license to hunt all species as SB1846 Enrolled – 3 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 described in Section 3.1 of the Wildlife Code. No 2 sportsmen’s combination license shall be issued to any 3 individual who would be ineligible for either the fishing 4 or hunting license separately. The sportsmen’s combination 5 license fee shall be $25.50 $18.50. For residents age 65 or 6 older, the fee is one-half of the fee charged for a 7 sportsmen’s combination license. 8 (d) For 24 hours of fishing by sport fishing devices as 9 defined in Section 10-95 or by spearing devices as defined 10 in Section 10-110 the fee is $5. This license exempts the 11 licensee from the requirement for a salmon or inland trout 12 stamp. The licenses provided for by this subsection are not 13 required for residents of the State of Illinois who have 14 obtained the license provided for in subsection (a) of this 15 Section. 16 (e) All residents before using any commercial mussel 17 device shall obtain a commercial mussel license, the fee 18 for which shall be $50. 19 (f) Residents of this State, upon establishing 20 residency as required by the Department, may obtain a 21 lifetime hunting or fishing license or lifetime 22 sportsmen’s combination license which shall entitle the 23 holder to the same non-commercial fishing privileges as 24 residents holding a license as described in paragraph (a) 25 of this Section and to the same hunting privileges as 26 residents holding a license to hunt all species as SB1846 Enrolled – 4 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 described in Section 3.1 of the Wildlife Code. No lifetime 2 sportsmen’s combination license shall be issued to or 3 retained by any individual who would be ineligible for 4 either the fishing or hunting license separately, either 5 upon issuance, or in any year a violation would subject an 6 individual to have either or both fishing or hunting 7 privileges rescinded. The lifetime hunting and fishing 8 license fees shall be as follows: 9 (1) Lifetime fishing: 30 x the current fishing 10 license fee. 11 (2) Lifetime hunting: 30 x the current hunting 12 license fee. 13 (3) Lifetime sportsmen’s combination license: 30 x 14 the current sportsmen’s combination license fee. 15 Lifetime licenses shall not be refundable. A $10 fee shall 16 be charged for reissuing any lifetime license. The Department 17 may establish rules and regulations for the issuance and use of 18 lifetime licenses and may suspend or revoke any lifetime 19 license issued under this Section for violations of those rules 20 or regulations or other provisions under this Code or the 21 Wildlife Code. Individuals under 16 years of age who possess a 22 lifetime hunting or sportsmen’s combination license shall have 23 in their possession, while in the field, a certificate of 24 competency as required under Section 3.2 of the Wildlife Code. 25 Any lifetime license issued under this Section shall not exempt 26 individuals from obtaining additional stamps or permits SB1846 Enrolled – 5 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 required under the provisions of this Code or the Wildlife 2 Code. Individuals required to purchase additional stamps shall 3 sign the stamps and have them in their possession while fishing 4 or hunting with a lifetime license. All fees received from the 5 issuance of lifetime licenses shall be deposited in the Fish 6 and Wildlife Endowment Fund. 7 Except for licenses issued under subsection (e) of this 8 Section, all licenses provided for in this Section shall expire 9 on March 31 of each year, except that the license provided for 10 in subsection (d) of this Section shall expire 24 hours after 11 the effective date and time listed on the face of the license. 12 All individuals required to have and failing to have the 13 license provided for in subsection (a) or (d) of this Section 14 shall be fined according to the provisions of Section 20-35 of 15 this Code. 16 All individuals required to have and failing to have the 17 licenses provided for in subsections (b) and (e) of this 18 Section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. 19 (Source: P.A. 89-66, eff. 1-1-96; 90-225, eff. 7-25-97; 90-743, 20 eff. 1-1-99.) 21 (515 ILCS 5/20-55) (from Ch. 56, par. 20-55) 22 Sec. 20-55. License fees for non-residents. Fees for 23 licenses for non-residents of the State of Illinois are as 24 follows: 25 (a) For sport fishing devices as defined by Section 10-95, SB1846 Enrolled – 6 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 or spearing devices as defined in Section 10-110, non-residents 2 age 16 or older shall be charged $31 $24 for a fishing license 3 to fish. For sport fishing devices as defined by Section 10-95, 4 or spearing devices as defined in Section 10-110, for a period 5 not to exceed 10 consecutive days fishing in the State of 6 Illinois the fee is $19.50 $12.50. 7 For sport fishing devices as defined in Section 10-95, or 8 spearing devices as defined in Section 10-110, for 24 hours of 9 fishing the fee is $5. This license exempts the licensee from 10 the salmon or inland trout stamp requirement. 11 (b) All non-residents before using any commercial fishing 12 device shall obtain a non-resident commercial fishing license, 13 the fee for which shall be $150. Each and every commercial 14 device shall be licensed by a non-resident commercial fisherman 15 as follows: 16 (1) For each 100 lineal yards, or fraction thereof, of 17 seine (excluding minnow seines) the fee is $36. 18 (2) For each device to fish with a 100 hook trot line 19 device, basket trap, hoop net, or dip net the fee is $6. 20 (3) For each 100 lineal yards, or fraction thereof, of 21 trammel net the fee is $36. 22 (4) For each 100 lineal yards, or fraction thereof, of 23 gill net the fee is $36. 24 All persons required to have and failing to have the 25 license provided for in subsection (a) of this Section shall be 26 fined under Section 20-35 of this Code. Each person required to SB1846 Enrolled – 7 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 have and failing to have the licenses required under subsection 2 (b) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. 3 All licenses provided for in this Section shall expire on 4 March 31 of each year; except that the 24-hour license for 5 sport fishing devices or spearing devices shall expire 24 hours 6 after the effective date and time listed on the face of the 7 license and licenses for sport fishing devices or spearing 8 devices for a period not to exceed 10 consecutive days fishing 9 in the State of Illinois as provided in subsection (a) of this 10 Section shall expire at midnight on the tenth day after issued, 11 not counting the day issued. 12 (Source: P.A. 89-66, eff. 1-1-96; 90-225, eff. 7-25-97; 90-743, 13 eff. 1-1-99.) 14 Section 10-10. The Wildlife Code is amended by changing 15 Sections 1.29, 2.26, 3.2, and 3.39 as follows: 16 (520 ILCS 5/1.29) (from Ch. 61, par. 1.29) 17 Sec. 1.29. Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund. 18 (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the State 19 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund. All fees collected from the 20 sale of State Migratory Waterfowl Stamps shall be deposited 21 into this Fund. These moneys shall be appropriated to the 22 Department for the following purposes: 23 (1) 25% 50% of funds derived from the sale of State 24 migratory waterfowl stamps and 100% of all gifts, SB1846 Enrolled – 8 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 donations, grants and bequests of money for the 2 conservation and propagation of waterfowl, for projects 3 approved by the Department for the purpose of attracting 4 waterfowl and improving public migratory waterfowl areas 5 within the State, and for payment of the costs of printing 6 State migratory waterfowl stamps, the expenses incurred in 7 acquiring State waterfowl stamp designs and the expenses of 8 producing reprints. These projects may include the repair, 9 maintenance and operation of public migratory waterfowl 10 areas only in emergencies as determined by the State Duck 11 Stamp Committee; but none of the monies spent within the 12 State shall be used for administrative expenses. 13 (2) 25% of funds derived from the sale of State 14 migratory waterfowl stamps will be turned over by the 15 Department to appropriate non-profit organizations for the 16 development of waterfowl propagation areas within the 17 Dominion of Canada or the United States that specifically 18 provide waterfowl for the Mississippi Flyway. 19 (3) 25% of funds derived from the sale of State 20 migratory waterfowl stamps shall be turned over by the 21 Department to appropriate non-profit organizations to be 22 used for the implementation of the North American Waterfowl 23 Management Plan. These funds shall be used for the 24 development of waterfowl areas within the Dominion of 25 Canada or the United States that specifically provide 26 waterfowl for the Mississippi Flyway. SB1846 Enrolled – 9 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 (4) 25% of funds derived from the sale of State 2 migratory waterfowl stamps shall be available for use by 3 the Department for internal administrative costs of the 4 Department and for the maintenance of waterfowl habitat, 5 including the replacement, repair, operation, and 6 maintenance of pumps and levees used for water management 7 on public migratory waterfowl areas within the State. 8 (b) Before turning over any funds under the provisions of 9 paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) the Department shall 10 obtain evidence that the project is acceptable to the 11 appropriate governmental agency of the Dominion of Canada or 12 the United States or of one of its Provinces or States having 13 jurisdiction over the lands and waters affected by the project, 14 and shall consult those agencies and the State Duck Stamp 15 Committee for approval before allocating funds. 16 (c) The State Duck Stamp Committee shall consist of: (1) 17 The State Waterfowl Biologist, (2) The Chief of the Wildlife 18 Resources Division or his designee, (3) The Chief of the Land 19 Management Division or his designee, (4) The Chief of the 20 Engineering Technical Services Division or his designee, and 21 (5) Two or more at large representatives from statewide 22 waterfowl organizations appointed by the Director. The 23 Committee’s duties shall be to review and recommend all Duck 24 Stamp Projects and review and recommend all expenditures from 25 the State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Fund. The committee shall 26 give due consideration to waterfowl projects that are readily SB1846 Enrolled – 10 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 available to holders of the State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, 2 wherever they may live in Illinois. 3 (Source: P.A. 86-155; 87-135.) 4 (520 ILCS 5/2.26) (from Ch. 61, par. 2.26) 5 Sec. 2.26. Deer hunting permits. In this Section, bona 6 fide equity shareholder means an individual who (1) purchased, 7 for market price, publicly sold stock shares in a corporation, 8 purchased shares of a privately-held corporation for a value 9 equal to the percentage of the appraised value of the corporate 10 assets represented by the ownership in the corporation, or is a 11 member of a closely-held family-owned corporation and has 12 purchased or been gifted with shares of stock in the 13 corporation accurately reflecting his or her percentage of 14 ownership and (2) intends to retain the ownership of the shares 15 of stock for at least 5 years. 16 In this Section, bona fide equity member means an 17 individual who (1) (i) became a member upon the formation of 18 the limited liability company or (ii) has purchased a 19 distributional interest in a limited liability company for a 20 value equal to the percentage of the appraised value of the LLC 21 assets represented by the distributional interest in the LLC 22 and subsequently becomes a member of the company pursuant to 23 Article 30 of the Limited Liability Company Act and who (2) 24 intends to retain the membership for at least 5 years. 25 In this Section, bona fide equity partner means an SB1846 Enrolled – 11 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 individual who (1) (i) became a partner, either general or 2 limited, upon the formation of a partnership or limited 3 partnership, or (ii) has purchased, acquired, or been gifted a 4 partnership interest accurately representing his or her 5 percentage distributional interest in the profits, losses, and 6 assets of a partnership or limited partnership, (2) intends to 7 retain ownership of the partnership interest for at least 5 8 years, and (3) is a resident of Illinois. 9 Any person attempting to take deer shall first obtain a 10 Deer Hunting Permit in accordance with prescribed 11 regulations set forth in an Administrative Rule. Deer Hunting 12 Permits shall be issued by the Department. The fee for a Deer 13 Hunting Permit to take deer with either bow and arrow or gun 14 shall not exceed $25.00 $15.00 for residents of the State. The 15 Department may by administrative rule provide for non-resident 16 deer hunting permits for which the fee will not exceed $300 in 17 2005, $350 in 2006, and $400 in 2007 and thereafter except as 18 provided below for non-resident landowners and non-resident 19 archery hunters. The Department may by administrative rule 20 provide for a non-resident archery deer permit consisting of 21 not more than 2 harvest tags at a total cost not to exceed $325 22 in 2005, $375 in 2006, and $425 in 2007 and thereafter. Permits 23 shall be issued without charge to: 24 (a) Illinois landowners residing in Illinois who own at 25 least 40 acres of Illinois land and wish to hunt their land 26 only, SB1846 Enrolled – 12 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 (b) resident tenants of at least 40 acres of commercial 2 agricultural land where they will hunt, and 3 (c) Bona fide equity shareholders of a corporation, 4 bona fide equity members of a limited liability company, or 5 bona fide equity partners of a general or limited 6 partnership which owns at least 40 acres of land in a 7 county in Illinois who wish to hunt on the corporation’s, 8 company’s, or partnership’s land only. One permit shall be 9 issued without charge to one bona fide equity shareholder, 10 one bona fide equity member, or one bona fide equity 11 partner for each 40 acres of land owned by the corporation, 12 company, or partnership in a county; however, the number of 13 permits issued without charge to bona fide equity 14 shareholders of any corporation or bona fide equity members 15 of a limited liability company in any county shall not 16 exceed 15, and shall not exceed 3 in the case of bona fide 17 equity partners of a partnership. 18 Bona fide landowners or tenants who do not wish to hunt 19 only on the land they own, rent, or lease or bona fide equity 20 shareholders, bona fide equity members, or bona fide equity 21 partners who do not wish to hunt only on the land owned by the 22 corporation, limited liability company, or partnership shall 23 be charged the same fee as the applicant who is not a 24 landowner, tenant, bona fide equity shareholder, bona fide 25 equity member, or bona fide equity partner. Nonresidents of 26 Illinois who own at least 40 acres of land and wish to hunt on SB1846 Enrolled – 13 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 their land only shall be charged a fee set by administrative 2 rule. The method for obtaining these permits shall be 3 prescribed by administrative rule. 4 The deer hunting permit issued without fee shall be valid 5 on all farm lands which the person to whom it is issued owns, 6 leases or rents, except that in the case of a permit issued to 7 a bona fide equity shareholder, bona fide equity member, or 8 bona fide equity partner, the permit shall be valid on all 9 lands owned by the corporation, limited liability company, or 10 partnership in the county. 11 The standards and specifications for use of guns and bow 12 and arrow for deer hunting shall be established by 13 administrative rule. 14 No person may have in his possession any firearm not 15 authorized by administrative rule for a specific hunting season 16 when taking deer. 17 Persons having a firearm deer hunting permit shall be 18 permitted to take deer only during the period from 1/2 hour 19 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those 20 days for which an open season is established for the taking of 21 deer by use of shotgun, handgun, or muzzle loading rifle. 22 Persons having an archery deer hunting permit shall be 23 permitted to take deer only during the period from 1/2 hour 24 before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, and only during those 25 days for which an open season is established for the taking of 26 deer by use of bow and arrow. SB1846 Enrolled – 14 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 It shall be unlawful for any person to take deer by use of 2 dogs, horses, automobiles, aircraft or other vehicles, or by 3 the use of salt or bait of any kind. An area is considered as 4 baited during the presence of and for 10 consecutive days 5 following the removal of bait. Nothing in this Section shall 6 prohibit the use of a dog to track wounded deer. Any person 7 using a dog for tracking wounded deer must maintain physical 8 control of the dog at all times by means of a maximum 50 foot 9 lead attached to the dog’s collar or harness. Tracking wounded 10 deer is permissible at night, but at no time outside of legal 11 deer hunting hours or seasons shall any person handling or 12 accompanying a dog being used for tracking wounded deer be in 13 possession of any firearm or archery device. Persons tracking 14 wounded deer with a dog during the firearm deer seasons shall 15 wear blaze orange as required. Dog handlers tracking wounded 16 deer with a dog are exempt from hunting license and deer permit 17 requirements so long as they are accompanied by the licensed 18 deer hunter who wounded the deer. 19 It shall be unlawful to possess or transport any wild deer 20 which has been injured or killed in any manner upon a public 21 highway or public right-of-way of this State unless exempted by 22 administrative rule. 23 Persons hunting deer must have gun unloaded and no bow and 24 arrow device shall be carried with the arrow in the nocked 25 position during hours when deer hunting is unlawful. 26 It shall be unlawful for any person, having taken the legal SB1846 Enrolled – 15 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 limit of deer by gun, to further participate with gun in any 2 deer hunting party. 3 It shall be unlawful for any person, having taken the legal 4 limit of deer by bow and arrow, to further participate with bow 5 and arrow in any deer hunting party. 6 The Department may prohibit upland game hunting during the 7 gun deer season by administrative rule. 8 The Department shall not limit the number of non-resident 9 either sex archery deer hunting permits to less than 20,000. 10 It shall be legal for handicapped persons, as defined in 11 Section 2.33, and persons age 62 or older to utilize a crossbow 12 device, as defined in Department rules, to take deer. 13 Any person who violates any of the provisions of this 14 Section, including administrative rules, shall be guilty of a 15 Class B misdemeanor. 16 For the purposes of calculating acreage under this Section, 17 the Department shall, after determining the total acreage of 18 the applicable tract or tracts of land, round remaining 19 fractional portions of an acre greater than or equal to half of 20 an acre up to the next whole acre. 21 (Source: P.A. 95-289, eff. 8-20-07; 95-329, eff. 8-21-07; 22 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-162, eff. 1-1-10.) 23 (520 ILCS 5/3.2) (from Ch. 61, par. 3.2) 24 Sec. 3.2. Hunting license; application; instruction. 25 Before the Department or any county, city, village, township, SB1846 Enrolled – 16 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 incorporated town clerk or his duly designated agent or any 2 other person authorized or designated by the Department to 3 issue hunting licenses shall issue a hunting license to any 4 person, the person shall file his application with the 5 Department or other party authorized to issue licenses on a 6 form provided by the Department and further give definite proof 7 of identity and place of legal residence. Each clerk 8 designating agents to issue licenses and stamps shall furnish 9 the Department, within 10 days following the appointment, the 10 names and mailing addresses of the agents. Each clerk or his 11 duly designated agent shall be authorized to sell licenses and 12 stamps only within the territorial area for which he was 13 elected or appointed. No duly designated agent is authorized to 14 furnish licenses or stamps for issuance by any other business 15 establishment. Each application shall be executed and sworn to 16 and shall set forth the name and description of the applicant 17 and place of residence. 18 No hunting license shall be issued to any person born on or 19 after January 1, 1980 unless he presents the person authorized 20 to issue the license evidence that he has held a hunting 21 license issued by the State of Illinois or another state in a 22 prior year, or a certificate of competency as provided in this 23 Section. Persons under 16 years of age may be issued a Lifetime 24 Hunting or Sportsmen’s Combination License as provided under 25 Section 20-45 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code but shall not 26 be entitled to hunt unless they have a certificate of SB1846 Enrolled – 17 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 competency as provided in this Section and they shall have the 2 certificate in their possession while hunting. 3 The Department of Natural Resources shall authorize 4 personnel of the Department or certified volunteer instructors 5 to conduct courses, of not less than 10 hours in length, in 6 firearms and hunter safety, which may include training in bow 7 and arrow safety, at regularly specified intervals throughout 8 the State. Persons successfully completing the course shall 9 receive a certificate of competency. The Department of Natural 10 Resources may further cooperate with any reputable association 11 or organization in establishing courses if the organization has 12 as one of its objectives the promotion of safety in the 13 handling of firearms or bow and arrow. 14 The Department of Natural Resources shall designate any 15 person found by it to be competent to give instruction in the 16 handling of firearms, hunter safety, and bow and arrow. The 17 persons so appointed shall give the course of instruction and 18 upon the successful completion shall issue to the person 19 instructed a certificate of competency in the safe handling of 20 firearms, hunter safety, and bow and arrow. No charge shall be 21 made for any course of instruction except for materials or 22 ammunition consumed. The Department of Natural Resources shall 23 furnish information on the requirements of hunter safety 24 education programs to be distributed free of charge to 25 applicants for hunting licenses by the persons appointed and 26 authorized to issue licenses. Funds for the conducting of SB1846 Enrolled – 18 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 firearms and hunter safety courses shall be taken from the fee 2 charged for the Firearm Owners Identification Card. 3 The fee for a hunting license to hunt all species for a 4 resident of Illinois is $12 $7. For residents age 65 or older, 5 the fee is one-half of the fee charged for a hunting license to 6 hunt all species for a resident of Illinois. Nonresidents shall 7 be charged $57 $50 for a hunting license. 8 Nonresidents may be issued a nonresident hunting license 9 for a period not to exceed 10 consecutive days’ hunting in the 10 State and shall be charged a fee of $35 $28. 11 A special nonresident hunting license authorizing a 12 nonresident to take game birds by hunting on a game breeding 13 and hunting preserve area only, established under Section 3.27, 14 shall be issued upon proper application being made and payment 15 of a fee equal to that for a resident hunting license. The 16 expiration date of this license shall be on the same date each 17 year that game breeding and hunting preserve area licenses 18 expire. 19 Each applicant for a State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, 20 regardless of his residence or other condition, shall pay a fee 21 of $15 $10 and shall receive a stamp. Except as provided under 22 Section 20-45 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the stamp 23 shall be signed by the person or affixed to his license or 24 permit in a space designated by the Department for that 25 purpose. 26 Each applicant for a State Habitat Stamp, regardless of his SB1846 Enrolled – 19 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 residence or other condition, shall pay a fee of $5 and shall 2 receive a stamp. Except as provided under Section 20-45 of the 3 Fish and Aquatic Life Code, the stamp shall be signed by the 4 person or affixed to his license or permit in a space 5 designated by the Department for that purpose. 6 Nothing in this Section shall be construed as to require 7 the purchase of more than one State Habitat Stamp by any person 8 in any one license year. 9 The Department shall furnish the holders of hunting 10 licenses and stamps with an insignia as evidence of possession 11 of license, or license and stamp, as the Department may 12 consider advisable. The insignia shall be exhibited and used as 13 the Department may order. 14 All other hunting licenses and all State stamps shall 15 expire upon March 31 of each year. 16 Every person holding any license, permit, or stamp issued 17 under the provisions of this Act shall have it in his 18 possession for immediate presentation for inspection to the 19 officers and authorized employees of the Department, any 20 sheriff, deputy sheriff, or any other peace officer making a 21 demand for it. This provision shall not apply to Department 22 owned or managed sites where it is required that all hunters 23 deposit their license, permit, or Firearm Owner’s 24 Identification Card at the check station upon entering the 25 hunting areas. 26 (Source: P.A. 93-554, eff. 8-20-03.) SB1846 Enrolled – 20 – LRB096 10971 HLH 21242 b 1 (520 ILCS 5/3.39) (from Ch. 61, par. 3.39) 2 Sec. 3.39. Residents of the State of Illinois may obtain a 3 Sportsmen’s Combination License which shall entitle the holder 4 to the same non-commercial fishing privileges as residents 5 holding a fishing license described in subparagraph (a) of 6 Section 20-45 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code, and to the 7 same hunting privileges as residents holding a license to hunt 8 all species, as described in Section 3.1 of this Act. However, 9 no Sportsmen’s Combination License shall be issued to any 10 person who would be ineligible for either the fishing or 11 hunting license separately. The Sportsmen’s Combination 12 License fee shall be $25.50 $18.50. For residents age 65 or 13 older, the fee is one-half of the fee charged for a Sportsmen’s 14 Combination License. 15 (Source: P.A. 90-743, eff. 1-1-99.) 16 ARTICLE 99. EFFECTIVE DATE 17 Section 99-99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 18 January 1, 2010.

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