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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 655/) Slaughter Livestock Buyers Act.

225 ILCS 655/1

    (225 ILCS 655/1) (from Ch. 111, par. 501)
    Sec. 1.
    This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Slaughter Livestock Buyers Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/2

    (225 ILCS 655/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 502)
    Sec. 2.
    As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, words and phrases have the meaning ascribed to them as follows:
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    "Animals" or "livestock" means cattle, goats, sheep, swine, or any other animals of the bovine, caprine, ovine, or porcine species.
    "Slaughter livestock buyer" means any person determined by the Department to be engaged in the business of purchasing livestock in this State for slaughter and such livestock is slaughtered in this or any other state for food and the marketing meat products therefrom.
    "Agent" means any person duly authorized to represent or act for a registrant.
    "Slaughter livestock broker" means any person in the business of buying, receiving, selling, exchanging, negotiating, or soliciting the sale, resale, exchange, or transferring of any slaughter livestock purchased from the producer or his agent or representative or received on consignment from the producer or his agent or representative.
    "Registrant" means any person required to be registered under this Act.
    "Producer" means any producer of slaughter livestock produced in the State.
    "On consignment" means any receiving or sale of slaughter livestock, wherein the broker acts as the agent for the owner.
    "Person" means any association, corporation, individual, partnership or any other business unit.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/3

    (225 ILCS 655/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 503)
    Sec. 3.
    No person shall engage in the business of buying or brokering slaughter livestock in the State after January 1, 1974, unless they are registered with the Department as provided for by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/4

    (225 ILCS 655/4) (from Ch. 111, par. 504)
    Sec. 4. Application for registration - Financial statement - Surety bond. An application for registration shall be made in writing to the Department, on forms prescribed by the Department. Any such application shall require such information, including a financial statement, as in the judgment of the Department will enable the Department to pass on the qualifications of the applicant.
    A slaughter livestock buyer may be exempt from filing a financial statement with the Department if such slaughter livestock buyer files a bond under provisions as otherwise provided in this Act or certifies that payment will be made for livestock purchased with cash or its equivalent prior to movement of the livestock from the point of purchase.
    An applicant for registration as a slaughter livestock buyer who elects to file a surety bond shall file a bond in the form as shall be prescribed by the Department. The bond shall specifically provide that the slaughter livestock buyer shall pay when due, to the person or persons entitled thereto, the purchase price of all livestock purchased by said slaughter livestock buyer. The surety on any such bond shall be a surety company authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. The amount of such bond shall be not less than the nearest multiple of $2,000 above the average amount of livestock purchases by such slaughter livestock buyer for 3 business days, based on the total number of business days, and the total amount of such livestock purchases in the preceding 12 months, or in such part thereof in which such slaughter livestock buyer did business, if any. For the purpose of this computation, 260 days shall be deemed the number of business days in the year. However, the amount of the bond shall not be less than $6,000, and when the bond requirements exceed $50,000, the amount of the bond shall be $50,000 plus 15% of any amount in excess of $50,000. Whenever there has been a change in the gross amount of business transacted during the 12-month period prior to the renewal of any registration which would warrant an increase or decrease in the amount of bond coverage required under this Act, the slaughter livestock buyer shall have his bond adjusted accordingly upon receipt of notice to that effect. If desired, a slaughter livestock buyer may furnish a blanket bond, based upon the gross amount of business transacted on an annual basis by each enterprise operated under the same ownership, in lieu of individual bonds for each enterprise operated. Such bond shall be continuous in nature and shall provide that it may not be cancelled without 30 days written notice of termination to the Department prior to the effective day of such termination. In cases where a slaughter livestock buyer under this Act has a bond on file with the United States Department of Agriculture, Packers and Stockyards, Agricultural Marketing Service, or any successor agency, and such bond is in an amount and conditioned upon such terms so as to meet the requirements of this Act, separate bond coverage under this Act is not required. In any case where an applicant has sufficient bond posted with the United States Department of Agriculture, Packers and Stockyards, Agricultural Marketing Service, or any successor agency, to satisfy the provisions of this Act, a duplicate original of such bond shall be furnished to the Department and such bond shall replace the State bond as if it were the State bond.
    In lieu of filing such bond, the slaughter livestock buyer may deliver to the Department the receipt of a duly authorized bank, savings and loan association or trust company in his state showing the deposit with the bank, savings and loan association or trust company of cash or of securities endorsed in blank by the owner thereof and of a market value equal at least to the required principal amount of such bond, such cash or securities to be deposited in escrow under agreement conditioned as in the case of such bond. An action for recovery against any such deposit may be brought in the same manner as in the case of an action for recovery on a bond filed hereunder. Any such receipt shall further be accompanied by evidence that there are no unsatisfied judgments against the slaughter livestock buyer of record in the county where said slaughter livestock buyer resides.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

225 ILCS 655/4.1

    (225 ILCS 655/4.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 505)
    Sec. 4.1. The Director shall be named as trustee on any bond required of any person subject to the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended in 1976, if the home office or headquarters of that person is located within this State. The Director shall have the authorities granted him in Section 205-410 of the Department of Agriculture Law (20 ILCS 205/205-410) and the rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)

225 ILCS 655/5

    (225 ILCS 655/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 506)
    Sec. 5. Non-resident applicants for registration - Consent to filing of actions - Consent to service. Each non-resident applicant for registration shall file with the Department an irrevocable consent that actions against the applicant may be filed in the circuit court of the county where the plaintiff resides or where some part of the transaction occurred out of which the alleged cause of action arose and that process in any action may be served on the applicant by leaving 2 copies thereof with the Director. Such consent shall stipulate that such service of process is valid for all purposes. The Director shall promptly forward, by certified mail, one copy of such process to the applicant at the address shown on the records of the Department. No foreign corporation shall be registered under this Act until it has been authorized by the Secretary of State to do business in this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-195.)

225 ILCS 655/6

    (225 ILCS 655/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 507)
    Sec. 6.
    A certificate of registration must be prominently displayed at each place of business of the registrant. Where the registrant conducts business at more than one address, duplicate certificates shall be issued. Each certificate shall be signed by the Director and be issued under the seal of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/7

    (225 ILCS 655/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 508)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 7. The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend or revoke a certificate of registration on any of the following grounds:
        a. material misstatement in the application for
    
original registration;
        b. wilful disregard or violation of this Act or of
    
any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        c. wilfully aiding or abetting another in the
    
violation of this Act or of any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        d. conviction of any felony, if the Department
    
determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;
        e. conviction of any crime an essential element of
    
which is misstatement, fraud or dishonesty;
        f. conviction of a violation of any law of Illinois
    
relating to the purchase of livestock or any Departmental rule or regulation pertaining thereto;
        g. making substantial misrepresentations or false
    
promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce in connection with the business conducted under this Act;
        h. pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation
    
of or making false promises through advertising, salesman, agent or otherwise in connection with the business conducted under this Act;
        i. failure to possess the necessary qualifications or
    
to meet the requirements of this Act;
        j. failure to pay for livestock within 24 hours after
    
purchase, except as otherwise provided in Section 16;
        k. if Department audit determines the registrant to
    
be insolvent; or
        l. issuance of checks for payment of livestock when
    
funds are insufficient.
(Source: P.A. 80-915.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-286)
    Sec. 7. The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend or revoke a certificate of registration on any of the following grounds:
        a. material misstatement in the application for
    
original registration;
        b. wilful disregard or violation of this Act or of
    
any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        c. wilfully aiding or abetting another in the
    
violation of this Act or of any regulation or rule issued pursuant thereto;
        d. for a holder of a certificate of registration,
    
conviction of any felony, if the Department determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust; for an applicant for a certificate of registration, the Department may refuse to issue a certificate of registration based on a conviction of a felony if the Department determines in accordance with Section 7.1 that such conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a certificate of registration is sought;
        e. for a holder of a certificate of registration,
    
conviction of any crime an essential element of which is misstatement, fraud or dishonesty; for an applicant for a certificate of registration, the Department may refuse to issue a certificate of registration based on conviction of a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession if the Department determines in accordance with Section 7.1 that such conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a certificate of registration is sought;
        f. conviction of a violation of any law of Illinois
    
relating to the purchase of livestock or any Departmental rule or regulation pertaining thereto;
        g. making substantial misrepresentations or false
    
promises of a character likely to influence, persuade or induce in connection with the business conducted under this Act;
        h. pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation
    
of or making false promises through advertising, salesman, agent or otherwise in connection with the business conducted under this Act;
        i. failure to possess the necessary qualifications or
    
to meet the requirements of this Act;
        j. failure to pay for livestock within 24 hours after
    
purchase, except as otherwise provided in Section 16;
        k. if Department audit determines the registrant to
    
be insolvent; or
        l. issuance of checks for payment of livestock when
    
funds are insufficient.
(Source: P.A. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 655/7.1

    (225 ILCS 655/7.1)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 7.1. Applicant convictions.
    (a) The Department shall not require applicants to report the following information and shall not consider the following criminal history records in connection with an application for a certificate of registration or license under this Act:
        (1) Juvenile adjudications of delinquent minors as
    
defined in Section 5-105 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 5-130 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
        (2) Law enforcement records, court records, and
    
conviction records of an individual who was 17 years old at the time of the offense and before January 1, 2014, unless the nature of the offense required the individual to be tried as an adult.
        (3) Records of arrest not followed by a conviction.
        (4) Convictions overturned by a higher court.
        (5) Convictions or arrests that have been sealed or
    
expunged.
    (b) The Department, upon a finding that an applicant for a license or certificate of registration was previously convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, shall consider any evidence of rehabilitation and mitigating factors contained in the applicant's record, including any of the following factors and evidence, to determine if the conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license or certificate of registration is sought:
        (1) the lack of direct relation of the offense for
    
which the applicant was previously convicted to the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the position for which a license is sought;
        (2) whether 5 years since a felony conviction or 3
    
years since release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later, have passed without a subsequent conviction;
        (3) if the applicant was previously licensed or
    
employed in this State or other states or jurisdictions, then the lack of prior misconduct arising from or related to the licensed position or position of employment;
        (4) the age of the person at the time of the criminal
    
offense;
        (5) successful completion of sentence and, for
    
applicants serving a term of parole or probation, a progress report provided by the applicant's probation or parole officer that documents the applicant's compliance with conditions of supervision;
        (6) evidence of the applicant's present fitness and
    
professional character;
        (7) evidence of rehabilitation or rehabilitative
    
effort during or after incarceration, or during or after a term of supervision, including, but not limited to, a certificate of good conduct under Section 5-5.5-25 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a certificate of relief from disabilities under Section 5-5.5-10 of the Unified Code of Corrections; and
        (8) any other mitigating factors that contribute to
    
the person's potential and current ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which a license or employment is sought.
    (c) If the Department refuses to issue a certificate of registration or license to an applicant, then the applicant shall be notified of the denial in writing with the following included in the notice of denial:
        (1) a statement about the decision to refuse to issue
    
a certificate of registration or a license;
        (2) a list of the convictions that the Department
    
determined will impair the applicant's ability to engage in the position for which a license or certificate of registration is sought;
        (3) a list of convictions that formed the sole or
    
partial basis for the refusal to issue a certificate of registration or a license; and
        (4) a summary of the appeal process or the earliest
    
the applicant may reapply for a license or certificate of registration, whichever is applicable.
    (d) No later than May 1 of each year, the Department must prepare, publicly announce, and publish a report of summary statistical information relating to new and renewal license or certificate of registration applications during the preceding calendar year. Each report shall show, at a minimum:
        (1) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (2) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration under this Act within the previous calendar year who had any criminal conviction;
        (3) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration under this Act in the previous calendar year who were granted a license;
        (4) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration with a criminal conviction who were granted a license or certificate of registration under this Act within the previous calendar year;
        (5) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration under this Act within the previous calendar year who were denied a license or a certificate of registration; and
        (6) the number of applicants for a new or renewal
    
license or certificate of registration with a criminal conviction who were denied a license or certificate of registration under this Act in the previous calendar year in whole or in part because of a prior conviction.
(Source: P.A. 100-286, eff. 1-1-18.)

225 ILCS 655/8

    (225 ILCS 655/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 509)
    Sec. 8. Suspension. The Director may suspend a license pursuant to Section 7 and require the licensee to cease doing business. The Director shall issue a written order of suspension setting forth the reasons for the suspension and for requiring the registrant to cease the purchasing or brokering of slaughter livestock until a hearing has been held. Such written order shall be served personally on the respondent, or by registered or certified mail sent to the respondent's business address as shown in his latest notification to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/8.1

    (225 ILCS 655/8.1) (from Ch. 111, par. 509.1)
    Sec. 8.1. Administrative penalties. Any person violating or aiding in or abetting the violation of any provision of this Act, or any provision of any rule of the Department issued under this Act, may be ordered, following an administrative hearing, to pay the following administrative penalties:
        (1) $300 for a first violation;
        (2) $600 for a second violation within 3 years of the
    
first violation; and
        (3) $1,000 for a third and subsequent violation
    
within 3 years of the first violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/9

    (225 ILCS 655/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 510)
    Sec. 9. Investigation and hearing. The Department may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which if proved would constitute grounds under Section 7, investigate the actions of any applicant, registrant or any person claiming to be registered under this Act. At least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing the Department shall, before refusing to issue or renew or before revocation of a registration, notify in writing the applicant for or holder of a registration, hereinafter called the respondent, that on the date designated a hearing will be held to determine whether the respondent is privileged to be registered, and shall afford the respondent an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel. Such written notice shall be served personally on the respondent, or by registered or certified mail sent to the respondent's business address as shown in his latest notification to the Department. The Director shall, after a hearing, issue an order either issuing, renewing, refusing to issue or renew, reinstating, or revoking the license.
    The Department, over the signature of the Director, is authorized to subpoena and bring before the Department any person or persons in this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition or by exhibit, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State. The Director may issue subpoenas duces tecum to command the production of any or all records relating to the person.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/9.10

    (225 ILCS 655/9.10)
    Sec. 9.10. Hearing rules. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the Illinois Department of Agriculture rules adopted under that Act apply to hearings under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/9.15

    (225 ILCS 655/9.15)
    Sec. 9.15. Judicial review. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under Article III of the Code of Civil Procedure and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of any county permitted by Section 3-104 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/10

    (225 ILCS 655/10) (from Ch. 111, par. 511)
    Sec. 10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-457. Repealed by P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/11

    (225 ILCS 655/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 512)
    Sec. 11. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-794. Repealed by P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/12

    (225 ILCS 655/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 513)
    Sec. 12. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82-783. Repealed by P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/13

    (225 ILCS 655/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 514)
    Sec. 13.
    Upon the revocation or suspension of any registration, the registrant shall forthwith surrender all certificates of registration issued under this Act to the Department. If the registrant fails to surrender the certificates, the Department has the right to seize the same.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/14

    (225 ILCS 655/14) (from Ch. 111, par. 515)
    Sec. 14.
    The Director may issue regulations, consistent with the provisions of this Act, for the administration and enforcement thereof and may prescribe forms for use in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/15

    (225 ILCS 655/15) (from Ch. 111, par. 516)
    Sec. 15.
    Each registrant shall maintain records of each transaction under this Act, including a description of slaughter livestock, the name and address of the seller, the purchase price and the date of purchase. These records shall be retained for a period of 2 years.
    Each registrant shall, upon proper request during ordinary business hours, permit authorized representatives of the Director to enter the place of business and to examine records pertaining to the business of the registrant as such and to make copies thereof, and to inspect such property of persons subject to the provisions of this Act and any regulations promulgated thereto. Any necessary facilities for such examination of records and inspection of property shall be extended to authorized representatives of the Director by the registrant or his agent.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/16

    (225 ILCS 655/16) (from Ch. 111, par. 517)
    Sec. 16.
    Each registrant shall, before the close of the next business day following the day of the purchase of livestock and the determination of the amount of the purchase price, transmit or deliver to the seller, or his duly authorized agent, the full amount of the purchase price, unless otherwise expressly agreed between the parties before the purchase of the livestock. Any such agreement shall be disclosed in the purchaser's records and on the accountings or other documents issued by the purchaser relating to the transaction.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/17

    (225 ILCS 655/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 518)
    Sec. 17.
    Each registrant whose records are kept on a calendar year basis shall file annually with the Department a report on prescribed forms not later than April 15 or, if the records are kept on a fiscal year basis, not later than 90 days after the close of the fiscal year. The Director on good cause shown, or on his own motion, may grant a reasonable extension of the filing date or may waive the filing of such reports in particular cases.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/18

    (225 ILCS 655/18) (from Ch. 111, par. 519)
    Sec. 18.
    Each registrant shall give to the Director, or to the Director's authorized representatives, and under oath or affirmation if requested by such representatives, any information concerning the business of the registrant which may be required in order to carry out the provisions of this Act and any regulations promulgated thereto within such reasonable time as may be specified in the request for such information.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/19

    (225 ILCS 655/19) (from Ch. 111, par. 520)
    Sec. 19.
    Each registrant may, upon written request to the Department, obtain an agent's card for any person whom he wishes to represent him. The Department may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend or revoke an agent's permit on the same grounds as are specified in this Act for refusal to issue, renew, suspend, or revoke a certificate of registration. Each registrant shall be responsible for all transactions conducted by his agents under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/20

    (225 ILCS 655/20) (from Ch. 111, par. 521)
    Sec. 20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 78-794. Repealed by P.A. 89-154, eff. 7-19-95.)

225 ILCS 655/21

    (225 ILCS 655/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 522)
    Sec. 21.
    If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid application or provision, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)

225 ILCS 655/22

    (225 ILCS 655/22) (from Ch. 111, par. 523)
    Sec. 22. This Act takes effect January 1, 1974.
(Source: P.A. 78-794.)