Bill that restricts powers of CPOs moves to Illinois Senate
Legislation aimed at restricting some access powers of Conservation Police Officers in the state passed the House on Thursday.
House Bill 5894 has been amended read that ?no employee of the Department of Natural Resources shall search any home or its curtilage without a valid warrant, permission, or probable cause that the home or its curtilage contains evidence of a violation? of the Wildlife Code.
The bill was sponsored by State Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs. The chief sponsor in the Senate is State Sen. William Sam McCann.
HB5894 is scheduled for a first reading in the Senate on April 29.