(20 ILCS 210/11.1)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1711.1)
The Department shall establish and promote contests and
exhibitions of various classes of livestock to be known as the "Land of
Lincoln Breeders Awards for Purebred or Registered Livestock" and to be
conducted at the State Fair at Springfield. Only animals bred, born and
maintained in Illinois and owned and exhibited by Illinois residents shall
be eligible to participate in such contests and exhibitions; however, such
animals shall be permitted out of this State for a reasonable period of
time for showings, exhibitions, breeding or reproductive purposes, or medical treatment.
An annual appropriation from the Agricultural Premium Fund shall be made
for the "Land of Lincoln Breeders Awards for Purebred or Registered
Livestock". The percentage of the appropriation for each class or show of
livestock shall be set by the Department in premium books. These premium books shall be maintained as a public record at the Department's principal office in Springfield, Illinois, and made available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours, but shall be exempt from the rulemaking procedures of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1055, eff. 11-23-04.)