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RAILROADS
(610 ILCS 110/) Bulk Grain Act.

610 ILCS 110/0.01

    (610 ILCS 110/0.01) (from Ch. 114, par. 228.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Bulk Grain Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

610 ILCS 110/1

    (610 ILCS 110/1) (from Ch. 114, par. 229)
    Sec. 1. That in all counties of the third class, and in all cities having not less than 50,000 inhabitants, where bulk grain, millstuffs or seeds are delivered by any railroad transporting the same from initial points to another road for transportation to other points, such road or roads receiving the same for transportation to said points or other connections leading thereto, shall provide suitable appliances for unloading, weighing and transferring such property from one car to another without mixing or in any way changing the identity of the property so transferred, and such property shall be accurately weighed in suitably covered hopper scales, which will determine the actual net weight of the entire contents of any carload of grain, millstuffs or seeds at a single draft, without gross or tare, and which weights shall always be given in the receipts or bills of lading and used as the basis of any freight contracts affecting such shipments between such railroad companies and the owners, agents or shippers of such grain, millstuffs or seeds so transported and transferred.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 253.)

610 ILCS 110/2

    (610 ILCS 110/2) (from Ch. 114, par. 230)
    Sec. 2. The practice of loading grain, millstuffs or seeds into foreign or connecting-line cars at the initial point from which the grain, millstuffs or seeds are originally shipped, or the running of the original car through without transfer, shall not relieve the railroad making the contract to transport the same to its destination or connection leading thereto, from weighing and transferring such property in the manner aforesaid, unless the shipper, owner or agent of such grain, millstuffs or seeds shall otherwise order or direct.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 253.)

610 ILCS 110/3

    (610 ILCS 110/3) (from Ch. 114, par. 231)
    Sec. 3. Any railroad company neglecting or refusing to comply promptly with any and all of the requirements of either sections 1 or 2 of this act, shall be liable in damages to the party interested, to be recovered by the party damaged in a civil action, and such party may proceed by mandamus against any railroad company so refusing or neglecting to comply with the requirements of this act; and if the shipper, owner or agent of any such grain, millstuffs or seeds shall fail or neglect to proceed by mandamus, it shall then be the duty of the Illinois Commerce Commission of this state, upon complaint of the party or parties interested, to proceed against the railroad failing or refusing to comply with the provisions of this act; and all the powers heretofore conferred by law upon the Illinois Commerce Commission of this state, shall be applicable in the conduct of any legal proceedings commenced by such Commission under this act.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 1009.)

610 ILCS 110/4

    (610 ILCS 110/4) (from Ch. 114, par. 232)
    Sec. 4.
    Any railroad company so refusing or neglecting as aforesaid, shall be guilty of a petty offense for each neglect or refusal as aforesaid, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois for the use of the county in which such act or acts of neglect or refusal shall occur, and it shall be the duty of the Illinois Commerce Commission to cause prosecutions for such penalties to be instituted and prosecuted.
(Source: P.A. 77-2216.)