BusinessWeek is reporting that the Illinois Senate approved the “shark fin ban” bill on Tuesday, by a vote of 41-13. The bill now goes before Governor Pat Quinn.
If signed into law, a ban on the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of shark fins in the state of Illinois would go into effect on January 1, 2013. A six-month grace period would allow fins acquired prior to 2013 to be exempt from the ban through July 1, 2013.
You can read Illinois HB4119, as proposed, at the Illinois General Assembly website.