(505 ILCS 40/15)
(from Ch. 5, par. 715)
Any properly qualified corn marketing program shall provide for
assessments against producers of the affected commodity to defray the costs
of the activities provided for in the corn marketing program. Assessments
authorized in a corn marketing program shall be based on the quantity of
commodity marketed and shall be equitably assessed against all affected
The total assessment levied on the commodity of any affected producer
shall be 1/4 cent per bushel of corn produced and sold by that producer.
After the first 5 years a program is in operation, the corn marketing board
may request the Director to hold a referendum to increase the assessment rate.
Any referendum to increase the assessment rate shall be considered approved
if a majority of those producers voting in the referendum vote in favor thereof.
The corn marketing board shall increase the rate as set in the referendum.
The corn marketing board shall require the first purchaser of corn to withhold
and remit such assessments to the corn marketing board. A first purchaser
remitting the assessments for any producer shall deduct the proper amount
of assessment from any amount which he owes to such producer. The corn
marketing board shall have the power to cause any duly authorized agent
or representative to enter upon the premises of any purchaser of corn and
examine or cause to be examined by such agent only books, papers and records
which deal in any way with respect to the payment of the assessment or enforcement
of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-941.)