A new bill in Illinois would allow a local teenager and other teenagers to start their own trapping business if signed into law. State Representative Avery Bourne says that the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee passed legislation out of committee which will lower the age restriction to 16 and older. It was previously set at 18. The student’s name is Sam and he’s from Ramsey. Sam wanted to start his own trapping business but wasn’t old enough to buy a Nuisance Wildlife Control Permit.
Representative Bourne says nothing else in the rules will change.
The bill was passed Monday. It is referred to as HB 2921. The bill now goes before the House for consideration.