Illinois Senate Bill 902 (the Herptiles-Herps Act) took another step forward to becoming law today when the Senate voted to concur with House Amendment 1 by a vote of 51-1 . The enrolled bill now goes to Governor Quinn.
SB 902 would remove all reptiles and amphibians from the Illinois Dangerous Animals Act and implement a new code section exclusively for them. It will lift the current ban on constrictors over 15′ and will ease restrictions on certain venomous animals.
Herp Alliance’s Committee Testimony in favor of SB 902 can be viewed here:
Congratulations, Illinois, on moving another step forward toward passing an historic law!
Please contact Governor Pat Quinn to voice your support:
217.782.0244 or 312.814.2121