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(505 ILCS 125/) Soil Conservation Domestic Allotment Act.

505 ILCS 125/0.01

    (505 ILCS 125/0.01) (from Ch. 5, par. 138.99)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Soil Conservation Domestic Allotment Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

505 ILCS 125/1

    (505 ILCS 125/1) (from Ch. 5, par. 138a)
    Sec. 1. When used in this Act, the term:
    "Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act" means the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act enacted by the Congress of the United States, as amended.
    "Secretary of Agriculture" means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.
    "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
    "Director" means the Director of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1680.)

505 ILCS 125/2

    (505 ILCS 125/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 138b)
    Sec. 2. In order to carry out the purposes of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, the Department of Agriculture is hereby designated as the agency of the State of Illinois to administer any State plan authorized by this Act which shall be approved for the State of Illinois by the Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to the provisions of said Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1680.)

505 ILCS 125/3

    (505 ILCS 125/3) (from Ch. 5, par. 138c)
    Sec. 3. The Department is hereby authorized and empowered and may, at its discretion, formulate and submit to the Secretary of Agriculture, in conformity with the provisions of said Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, a State plan designed to promote such utilization of land and such farming practices as the Department finds will tend, in conjunction with the operation of such other plans as may be approved for other states by the Secretary of Agriculture, to preserve and improve soil fertility; to promote the economic use and conservation of land; to diminish exploitation and wasteful and unscientific use of natural soil resources; to protect rivers and waterways against the results of soil erosion and aid in flood control; and to re-establish and maintain the ratio between the purchasing power of the net income per person on farms and that of the income per person not on farms, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 7 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. Each such plan may provide for adjustments and utilization of land, and in farming practices through agreements with producers or through other voluntary methods, and for benefit payments in connection therewith, and for such methods of administration not in conflict with any law of the State, and for such reports as the Secretary of Agriculture finds necessary for the effective administration of the plan, and for ascertaining whether the plan is being carried out according to its terms.
(Source: P.A. 96-1333, eff. 7-27-10.)

505 ILCS 125/4

    (505 ILCS 125/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 138d)
    Sec. 4. Upon the acceptance of each such plan by the Secretary of Agriculture and his approval thereof, the Department is authorized and empowered to accept and receive all grants of money made, pursuant to said Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, for the purpose of enabling the State to carry out the provisions of such plan. All such moneys shall be paid into a special fund in the State treasury to be known as the Soil Conservation Fund, which fund is hereby established. The appropriations made from such fund shall be available to the Department for expenditures necessary in carrying out the plan, including administrative expenses, expenditures in connection with educational programs and research programs in aid of the plan, and for benefit payments, as provided in said appropriations.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1680.)

505 ILCS 125/5

    (505 ILCS 125/5) (from Ch. 5, par. 138e)
    Sec. 5. In carrying out the provisions of this Act and of each such plan, the Department shall have power to designate administrative areas; to provide for the selection or election of local and county committees of persons participating or cooperating in the plan; to employ such agents or agencies and to establish such agencies as it may find to be necessary; to cooperate with local and State agencies and with agencies of other states and of the Federal Government; to conduct or arrange with the University of Illinois for the conduct of such research and educational activities in connection with the formulation and operation of such plan as may appear advisable; to enter into agreements with producers and to provide by other voluntary methods for adjustment in the utilization of land and in farming practices, and for payments in connection therewith, in amounts which the Department determines to be fair and reasonable. In carrying out each such plan, the Department and the Director are authorized to delegate any of the powers herein conferred to such agency or agencies as may be designated by the Director and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1680.)

505 ILCS 125/6

    (505 ILCS 125/6)
    Sec. 6. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1680. Repealed by P.A. 96-1333, eff. 7-27-10.)

505 ILCS 125/7

    (505 ILCS 125/7) (from Ch. 5, par. 138g)
    Sec. 7. The Department shall have no authority to incur any obligation or liability against the State of Illinois under this Act for the expenditure of funds other than the expenditure of funds payable from the Soil Conservation Fund, pursuant to appropriations made therefor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1333, eff. 7-27-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)