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Full Text of HB4318  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
6205-15 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 205/205-15)  (was 20 ILCS 205/40.7 and 205/40.8)
8    Sec. 205-15. Promotional activities.
9    (a) The Department has the power to encourage and promote,
10in every practicable manner, the interests of agriculture,
11including horticulture, the livestock industry, dairying,
12cheese making, poultry, bee keeping, forestry, the production
13of wool, and all other allied industries. In furtherance of the
14duties set forth in this Section subsection (a), the Department
15may establish trust funds and bank accounts in adequately
16protected financial institutions to receive and disburse
17monies in connection with the conduct of food shows, food
18expositions, trade shows, and other promotional activities and
19to sell at cost, to qualified applicants, signs designating
20farms that have been owned for 100 years or more or 150 years
21or more by lineal or collateral descendants of the same family
22as "Centennial Farms" or "Sesquicentennial Farms",
23respectively. The Department shall provide applications for



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1the signs, which shall be submitted with the required fee.
2"Centennial Farms" and "Sesquicentennial Farms" signs shall
3not contain within their design the name, picture, or other
4likeness of any elected public official or any appointed public
6    (b) The Department has the power to promote improved
7methods of conducting the several industries described in
8subsection (a) with a view to increasing the production and
9facilitating the distribution thereof at the least cost.
10    (c) The Department may sell at cost, to qualified
11applicants, signs designating an agribusiness that has been
12operated for 100 years or more or more than 150 years or more
13as the same agribusiness. As used in this subsection (c),
14"agribusiness" means a business or businesses under the same
15name or ownership that are collectively associated with the
16production, processing, and distribution of agricultural
17products. The Department shall provide applications for the
18signs, which shall be submitted with the required fee.
19(Source: P.A. 90-598, eff. 1-1-99; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-717,
20eff. 6-2-00.)