As of January 1st, 2014, there will be a slew of new laws here in Illinois. A few of them are directly effect us outdoor folks. Here is a list of the ones I could find.
HB 1650 - Requires commercial fishermen to acquire sport licenses if they wish to sport fish
and expands the definition of commercial fishing devices to include watercraft
SP 1042 - Waives liability rules for landowners who allow people onto their property for a
variety of nature and recreation activities as long as they don't charge a fee
SB 1170 - Prohibits owning poached or illegally taken animals or parts of animals if it is illegal
to take the animal in the jurisdiction it was taken from
SB 1620 - Makes it illegal to wantonly waste or destroy usable meat from game animals
SB 1869 - Provides the corporate authorities of cities and villages must also maintain storm
sewers, detention basins and retention basins for drainage purposes
HB 0083 - Puts requirements in place for lawfully tethering a dog outdoors
HB 2754 - Creates National Wild Turkey Federation and Curing Childhood Cancer license
plates; fees go to respective funds
SB 1530 - Prevents low‐speed/non‐highway vehicles from crossing interstates or toll roads;
clarifies that small, non‐motor racing boats are not required to have floatation
For a full list of laws, you can click this link
If I missed any, post them in the comment section and I will add them to the list!
Also, let me know your thoughts on the new rules!