(225 ILCS 650/3) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 303)
    Sec. 3. Licenses.
    (a) No person shall operate an establishment as defined in Section 2 or act as a broker as defined in Section 2 without first securing a license from the Department except as otherwise exempted. Beginning July 1, 2018, licenses issued to Type I establishments and Type II establishments under this Act shall not expire if the licensee remains in compliance with the provisions of this Act.
    (b) The following annual fee shall accompany each license application for the license year from July 1 to June 30 or any part thereof. This fee is non-refundable:
    Meatbroker, Poultry broker, or Meat and
        Poultry broker ....................................$50
Application for licenses shall be made to the Department in writing on forms prescribed by the Department.
    (c) The license issued shall be in such form as the Department prescribes, shall be under the seal of the Department and shall contain the name of the licensee, the location for which the license is issued, the type of operation, the period of the license, and such other information as the Department requires. The original license or a certified copy of it shall be conspicuously displayed by the licensee in the establishment.
    (d) Failure to meet all of the conditions to retain a license may result in a denial of a renewal of a license. The licensee may request an administrative hearing to dispute the denial of renewal, after which the Director shall enter an order either renewing or refusing to renew the license.
    (e) A penalty of $50 shall be assessed if renewal license applications are not received by July 1 of each year and establishment operations shall be discontinued until payment is received in full.
(Source: P.A. 100-113, eff. 8-15-17.)