(505 ILCS 130/20) (from Ch. 5, par. 570)
    Sec. 20. Any due and payable assessment required under the provisions of any marketing program created under this Act constitutes a personal debt of every person so assessed or who otherwise owes such assessment. Such assessment is due and payable to the program operating board not more frequently than quarterly or when stipulated in the marketing program and called for by the program operating board. In the event any person fails to remit the full amount of such due assessment or such other sum within 30 days after the due date, the person owing such assessment shall be given an opportunity to present his case as provided for in Section 22 of this Act. When established that the assessment is correct, the program operating board may add to such unpaid assessment or sum a penalty amount not exceeding 10% of the amount due to defray the cost of enforcing the collection of the assessment or sum due. In the event of failure of such person to remit any properly due assessment or sum, the program operating board may bring a civil action against such person in the circuit court of any county for the collection thereof, together with the above additional specified 10% penalty assessment and court costs. Such action shall be tried and judgment rendered as in any other cause of action for debts due and payable. All assessments on soybean production are due and payable to the program operating board.
(Source: P.A. 78-739.)