(510 ILCS 35/6) (from Ch. 8, par. 92)
    Sec. 6. Appraisal and payment for animals destroyed. If any cattle, bison, or cervids tested for tuberculosis under this Act react to the test and are destroyed, the State of Illinois shall pay to the owner of such cattle, bison, or cervids an indemnity of $200 for any grade animal or $400 for any registered animal. The Department may, by regulation, increase the indemnity payments to facilitate the program for eradication of tuberculosis. No payment shall be made unless the owner has complied with all lawful quarantine regulations.
    Before payment of indemnity, the owner shall present to the Department the registration certificates covering animals registered with an approved registry association, otherwise indemnity payment shall be made as grade. A reasonable length of time shall be allowed for the registration of eligible animals that are under 3 years of age.
    When the complete herd depopulation procedure is followed, the State shall pay to the owner of cattle, bison, or cervids destroyed the appraisal value of such cattle, bison, or cervids, less any salvage value received and less any indemnity received from the Federal Government, but in no case shall the State indemnity payment exceed $200 for a grade animal or $400 for a registered animal, except as provided in Section 7 of this Act. All cattle, bison, or cervids in a herd, regardless of test status, may be destroyed when Mycobacterium bovis is confirmed in the herd.
(Source: P.A. 90-192, eff. 7-24-97.)