(225 ILCS 645/1)
(from Ch. 111, par. 401)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture
or his duly authorized representative.
"Livestock" means cattle, goats, sheep, swine other than feeder
swine, or any other animals of the bovine, caprine, ovine, or porcine
"Feeder swine" means all swine except those consigned directly to
slaughter or swine sold as breeding animals with a negative brucellosis
"Livestock dealer" means any person required to be registered under the
Federal "Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921", who buys, sells or offers to
sell, exchange, barter, or negotiate the sale of cattle, goats, sheep,
or swine other than feeder swine in this State whether the cattle,
goats, sheep, or swine were raised in this State or brought into this
State from another state. "Livestock dealer" does not mean (1) a person
who sells only cattle, goats, sheep, or swine which he has produced and
raised, (2) a person who offers for sale or trade only cattle, goats,
sheep, or swine other than feeder swine which he has owned or had in his
possession for a period of 30 days or longer and is not engaged in the
business of buying, selling, trading, or negotiating the transfer of
livestock, (3) a person who purchases cattle, goats, sheep, or swine
other than feeder swine for feeding or breeding purposes and retains
them in his possession for a period of 30 days or longer, (4) a person
engaged in the business of buying and slaughtering livestock for food
and in marketing the meat products therefrom, provided all animals
purchased are slaughtered, (5) a person licensed under "An Act providing
for the licensing of feeder swine dealers, regulating such business, and
providing penalties for violations hereof", approved July 31, 1961, for
transactions so governed, or (6) a person licensed under "An Act in
relation to the licensing and regulation of livestock auction markets",
approved July 15, 1941, as heretofore or hereafter amended, when engaged
in transactions covered by such Act or (7) a "commission firm" as
defined and exempted by this Act.
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership or corporation.
"Commission firm" means a person who negotiates the sale or purchase
of livestock for the account of another on a commission basis and who
does not buy or sell for his own account.
"Agent" means any person authorized to act for a licensed livestock dealer.
"Clearee" means any person whose livestock financial transactions are
processed through a clearing agency. For the purpose of this Act, a clearee
shall be licensed as a livestock dealer.
"Clearing agency" means a financial institution which provides clearing
services for a person buying and selling livestock, but which does not take
possession of the livestock and, therefore, is not required to be licensed
as a livestock dealer.
(Source: P.A. 81-191.)