Illinois introduces bill to ban Shark Fins
Bill Status of HB4119
97th General Assembly
Short Description: SHARK FIN BAN
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
LAST ACTION :
Date : 1/25/2012
Chamber : House
Action: Referred to Rules Committee
Full Text of HB4119 :
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced , by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
515 ILCS 5/5-30 new
Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that a person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin. Defines “shark” and “shark fin”.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning fish.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Fish and Aquatic Life Code is amended by
adding Section 5-30 as follows:
(515 ILCS 5/5-30 new)
Sec. 5-30. Shark fins.
(a) As used in this Section, “shark” means any species of the subclass Elasmobranchii.
(b) As used in this Section, “shark fin” means a raw, dried, or otherwise detached fin or a raw, dried, or otherwise processed detached tail of a shark.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this Section, a person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin on or after January 1, 2013.
(d) Until July 1, 2013, any person may possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin possessed by that person on January 1, 2013.
Source: Illinois General Assembly