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225 ILCS 470/2
(225 ILCS 470/2)
(from Ch. 147, par. 102)
As used in this Act:
"Person" means both singular and plural as the case demands,
and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies
"Weights and measures" means all weights and measures of every kind,
instruments and devices for weighing and measuring, and any appliances and
accessories associated with any or all such instruments and devices,
including all grain moisture measuring devices, but does not include meters
for the measurement of electricity, gas (natural or manufactured) or water
operated in a public utility system. These electricity meters,
meters, and water
meters, and their appliances or accessories, and slo
are specifically excluded from the scope and applicability of this Act.
"Sell" and "sale" includes barter and exchange.
"Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
"Inspector" means an inspector of weights and measures of this
"Sealer" and "deputy sealer" mean, respectively, a sealer of weights
and measures and a deputy sealer of weights and measures of a city.
"Intrastate commerce" means any and all commerce or trade that is
commenced, conducted and completed wholly within the limits of this State,
and the phrase "introduced into intrastate commerce" means the time and
place at which the first sale and delivery being made either directly to
the purchaser or to a carrier for shipment to the purchaser.
"Commodity in package form" means a commodity put up or packaged in
any manner in advance of sale in units suitable for either wholesale or
retail sale, excluding any auxiliary shipping container enclosing packages
which individually conform to the requirements of this Act. An individual
item or lot of any commodity not in package form as defined in this Section
but on which there is marked a selling price based on an established price
per unit of weight or of measure shall be deemed a commodity in package
"Consumer package" and "package of consumer commodity" mean any
commodity in package form that is customarily produced or distributed for
sale through retail sales agencies or instrumentalities for consumption by
individuals or use by individuals for the purposes of personal care or in
the performance of services ordinarily rendered in or about the household
or in connection with personal possessions, and which usually is consumed
or expended in the course of such consumption or use.
"Nonconsumer package" and "package of nonconsumer commodity" mean
any commodity in package form other than a consumer package, and
particularly a package designed solely for industrial or institutional use
or for wholesale distribution only.
"Certificate of Conformance" means a document issued by the
National Conference on Weights and Measures based on
testing in participating laboratories
that indicates that the weights and measures or weighing and
device conform with the requirements of National Institute of
Standards and Technology's
Handbooks 44, 105-1, 105-2, 105-3, 105-4, or 105-8 and any subsequent
"Prepackage inspection violation" means that the majority of the
lots of prepackaged commodities inspected at a single location are found to
have one or more packages below the maximum allowable variation as
published in the National Institute of Standards and
Technology Handbook 133 or the
majority of the lots inspected at a single location are found to be below
the stated net weight declaration on an average.
"Diesel gallon equivalent" means 6.06 pounds of liquefied natural gas or 6.41 pounds of propane.
"Gasoline gallon equivalent" means 5.660 pounds of compressed natural gas.
(Source: P.A. 100-9, eff. 7-1-17.)