(510 ILCS 40/4)
(from Ch. 8, par. 33.64)
By November 1, 1975, each County Clerk shall forward to the Department
legible copies of brands registered in his county under the provisions of "An
Act in regard to marks and brands". Thereafter, the Department shall publish notice
of the provisions of this Act and shall notify each person entered in these
records as having
a brand recorded that re-recording is required. Each such person shall forward to the
Department a facsimile brand, a recording fee of $15, and completed
application on forms prescribed by the Department. If 2 or more facsimile
brands are submitted which so
closely resemble each other that they cannot be readily distinguished, the
one first recorded
in one of the brand books furnished by County Clerks shall be accepted and
all others shall be returned
as provided in this Act. If such brands have not been previously recorded
in a brand book, the
Department shall accept the one bearing the earliest postmark. All other brands
shall be returned to the applicants together with explanation.
The date a brand is re-recorded with the Department shall be the official date utilized
in determining renewal date of a brand as required in Section 7 of this Act.
All brands which are not re-recorded with the Department by January 1, 1976,
shall be cancelled immediately.
(Source: P.A. 79-880.)