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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The State Fair Act is amended by changing
5Sections 6 and 10 as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 210/6)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1706)
7    Sec. 6. Policies, procedures, and powers concerning the
8operation of fairs.
9    (a) Policies. The Department shall, pursuant to the
10Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, establish by rule:
11        (1) the policy for the operation of the Illinois State
12    Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair, except those operations
13    regarding contests as provided for in subparagraphs (b) and
14    (c) of this Section, and
15        (2) the policies and procedures for the sale, barter,
16    or exchange of tickets and for ticket refunds for cancelled
17    events.
18    (b) Contests. The Department shall establish and make
19available, for all contestants and other interested persons,
20sufficient copies of a premium book or other publication that
21establishes the kinds and classes of events or exhibits for
22contests at the fairs, the conditions under which contestants
23shall be entered into contests, the qualification and



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1disqualification requirements of contests, the drug testing
2requirements for contests (if applicable), the premiums to be
3offered to contest winners, the manner in which certificates of
4award shall be distributed and premiums paid to contest
5winners, the penalty for violations of a rule, condition,
6instruction, or directive, and requirements of contests,
7including but not limited to the return of all premiums paid,
8the forfeiture of awards, and the prohibition of participating
9in future contests, and all other rules and requirements for
10contests. These rules, conditions, instructions, directives,
11and requirements shall be exempt from the rulemaking procedures
12of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All such
13publications issued by the Department that relate to a contest,
14event, or exhibit shall be maintained as a public record at the
15Department's principal office in Springfield, Illinois, and
16made available for public inspection and copying during regular
17business hours.
18    (c) Fees. The Department shall establish and publish for
19the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair a schedule
20of admission fees, entry fees, concession fees, space rentals
21and other fees for activities offered or provided at each State
22Fair. These schedules of fees shall be maintained as a public
23record at the Department's principal office in Springfield,
24Illinois, and made available for public inspection and copying
25during regular business, but shall be exempt from the
26rulemaking procedures of the Illinois Administrative Procedure



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2    (d) Facilities. The Department may negotiate and enter into
3contracts for activities and use of facilities for which there
4is not an established or published schedule. The contract
5criteria shall be established by rule, pursuant to the Illinois
6Administrative Procedure Act. The Department may lease any of
7its facilities for activities during the State Fair.
8    (e) Advertising. The Illinois State Fair in Springfield and
9the DuQuoin State Fair shall have the power and authority to
10sell or exchange advertising rights in all of its publications
11and printed materials. The sale of advertising shall be subject
12to the rules promulgated by the Department, pursuant to the
13Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All income derived from
14the sale of advertising at the Illinois State Fair in
15Springfield and the DuQuoin State Fair shall be deposited into
16the State Fair Fund. All income derived from the sale of
17advertising at the DuQuoin State Fair shall be deposited into
18the Agricultural Premium Fund.
19    (f) Veterans. On the day set aside as Veterans Day,
20honorably discharged veterans and members of their families
21shall be admitted without admission charge upon presentation of
22identification of any of the following: honorable discharge
23certificate, or photostatic copy thereof, or a paid up
24membership card in any recognized veterans organization.
25    (g) Government functions. The Governor, Lieutenant
26Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer,



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1Comptroller, President and Minority Leader of the Senate, and
2Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall be
3afforded space for official governmental functions, without
4charge, during the State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair.
5(Source: P.A. 93-1055, eff. 11-23-04.)
6    (20 ILCS 210/10)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1710)
7    Sec. 10. The Department may enter into contracts with other
8government agencies to assist them in the operation of each
9State Fair and the State Fairgrounds as well as the
10requirements set forth in Section 9 of this Act.
11    The Department may cooperate with any other local, State or
12federal agency in the furtherance of the intent of this Act.
13    The Department may receive and use any donation either from
14the private or public sectors which is for betterment of each
15State Fair and the State Fairgrounds.
16    All revenues from the operation and use of any facilities
17of the Illinois State Fair at Springfield, and the Springfield
18State Fairgrounds, the DuQuoin State Fair, and the DuQuoin
19State Fairgrounds shall be deposited in the Illinois State Fair
20Fund. All revenues from the operation and use of any facilities
21of the DuQuoin State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
22shall be deposited into the Agricultural Premium Fund. All
23funds in the Illinois State Fair Fund shall be used by the
24Department of Agriculture in accordance with appropriation by
25the General Assembly for operation of the Illinois State Fair



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1and the DuQuoin State Fair.
2(Source: P.A. 88-5.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,