Bill Text: IL SJRCA0007 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws enacted to promote wildlife conservation and management and preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Provides that hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Assignments [SJRCA0007 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SJRCA0007-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
SC0007

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Dale Fowler

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. I, Sec. 22.1 new

Proposes to amend the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws enacted to promote wildlife conservation and management and preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Provides that hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. Effective upon being declared adopted.
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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
5REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be
6submitted to the electors of the State for adoption or
7rejection at the general election next occurring at least 6
8months after the adoption of this resolution a proposition to
9add Section 22.1 to Article I of the Illinois Constitution as
10follows:
11
ARTICLE I
12
BILL OF RIGHTS
13 (ILCON Art. I, Sec. 22.1 new)
14SECTION 22.1. RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH, AND HARVEST WILDLIFE
15 (a) The people have a right, which includes the right to
16use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife,
17subject only to the laws enacted to:
18 (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and
19 (2) preserve the future of hunting and fishing.
20 (c) Hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of
21managing and controlling wildlife.
22 (d) This Section shall not be construed to limit the
23application of any provision of law relating to trespass or

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1property rights.
2
SCHEDULE
3 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
4declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
5Constitutional Amendment Act.
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