(410 ILCS 615/10) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 55-10)
    Sec. 10. Inspection fee. The Director shall set, by regulation, a per case inspection fee which shall cover the administrative and inspection costs of the program required by the Act. In no case shall the rate exceed 11 per each 30 dozen eggs or fraction thereof.
    The inspection fee as set shall be imposed upon eggs bearing a designated size and grade sold or offered for sale in Illinois. The first handler in Illinois who packed and sold the eggs must pay the prescribed inspection fee on those eggs. If eggs are shipped into Illinois, the handler who invoiced the eggs to Illinois must pay the fee. When the handler sells the eggs, the inspection fee shall be charged in addition to the sale price of the eggs and shall be remitted to the seller by the purchaser. Each sales invoice shall indicate the amount of inspection fee for the transaction. Eggs sold and shipped out of the State of Illinois by Illinois packers are exempt from the inspection fee.
    The inspection fee shall be paid only once on the same quantity of eggs so long as those eggs maintain their identity by remaining in their original case, carton or package. All inspection fees shall be paid into the "Agricultural Master Fund" to the credit of a special account designated as the "Auxiliary Egg Inspection Fund". All amounts credited to the "Auxiliary Egg Inspection Fund" shall be used for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. The method and manner of collecting the inspection fee levied, whether it be by the use of stamps, monthly reporting and collecting from dealers or any other method shall be prescribed by the Director of Agriculture, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted for this purpose as authorized under the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1310, eff. 7-27-10.)