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(510 ILCS 65/) Illinois Equine Infectious Anemia Control Act.

510 ILCS 65/1

    (510 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 951)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Equine Infectious Anemia Control Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-223.)

510 ILCS 65/2

    (510 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 8, par. 952)
    Sec. 2. Legislative intent. The General Assembly recognizes that equine infectious anemia is a serious disease in the equine industry. It is the intent of this legislation to protect the Illinois equine population from equine infectious anemia being brought into the State through the importation of infected equidae and to control the spread of equine infectious anemia within the State. Therefore, a program aimed at controlling the spread of equine infectious anemia, reducing the risk of infecting equidae in the State, and providing measures for controlling the movement of infected animals will ultimately benefit the equine industry.
(Source: P.A. 86-223; 87-1268.)

510 ILCS 65/3

    (510 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 953)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Accredited veterinarian" means a veterinarian who is licensed by the state in which he or she practices, is approved by the Animal Health Official of that state, and is accredited by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture or any successor agency.
    "Advertised equine event" means a show, rodeo, exhibition, trail ride, sale, auction, or horse fair that is posted or media promoted.
    "Certificate of Veterinary Inspection" or "Interstate Health Certificate" means a legible record, made on an official form of the state of origin or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture or any successor agency and issued by an accredited veterinarian of the state of origin or a veterinarian in the employ of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, or any successor agency, which shows that the animals listed meet the health requirements of the state of destination. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must contain the name and address of the owner, and the name, registration number or tattoo if any, sex, age, color and markings of each equidae listed on the certificate, along with the date, results, and name of the laboratory where the negative test for equine infectious anemia was conducted.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    "Director" means the Director of Agriculture for Illinois or his official representative.
    "Equidae" means a family of perissodactyl ungulate mammals containing a single genus, Equus, which includes horses, asses, jacks, jennies, hinnies, mules, donkeys, burros, ponies and zebras.
    "Equine infectious anemia" or "EIA" means the communicable, infectious disease which affects only equidae and is caused by the virus of equine infectious anemia.
    "Official test" means any test for the detection of equine infectious anemia which has been approved by the Department and licensed or approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.
    "Reactor" means any equid which discloses a positive reaction to an official test for equine infectious anemia.
(Source: P.A. 88-571, eff. 1-1-95; 89-154, eff. 1-1-96.)

510 ILCS 65/4

    (510 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 8, par. 954)
    Sec. 4. Tests of equidae entering the State. All equidae more than 12 months of age entering the State for any reason shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued by an accredited veterinarian of the state of origin within 30 days prior to entry and shall be negative to an official test for EIA within one year prior to entry.
(Source: P.A. 95-2, eff. 5-24-07.)

510 ILCS 65/4.1

    (510 ILCS 65/4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Tests of equidae moving within the State. All equidae more than 12 months of age participating in an advertised equine event shall be accompanied by a negative official test for EIA conducted within one year. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is not required for Illinois equidae.
(Source: P.A. 88-571, eff. 1-1-95.)

510 ILCS 65/4.2

    (510 ILCS 65/4.2)
    Sec. 4.2. Sale or other transfer; test required. A person may not lease, loan, trade, or sell an equine that is 12 months of age or older unless the animal is accompanied by a copy of a test report showing that the animal has been tested for EIA by an accredited veterinarian within 12 months immediately preceding the lease, loan, trade, or sale and that the test was negative. A negative test for EIA conducted by an accredited veterinarian shall be recognized for any lease, loan, trade, or sale of the tested animal during the 12-month period following the date of the test. As used in this Section, "equine" means a member of the family Equidae.
(Source: P.A. 89-463, eff. 1-1-97.)

510 ILCS 65/5

    (510 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 8, par. 955)
    Sec. 5. Quarantine and branding of reactors. In the event an Illinois owner voluntarily elects to have his equidae tested and a reactor is found, the reactor shall be (a) quarantined until death or until released by a written notice from the Department and (b) permanently identified with a freezemarking brand which shall be applied by an employee of the Department, a veterinarian in the employ of the Illinois Racing Board, or an employee of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture or any successor agency. The freezemarking brand shall be not less than 2 inches in height, shall be applied to the left side of the neck of the reactor, and the identifying mark shall be "33" followed by the letter "A" and a number designated by the Department to indicate individual identification.
    Any animal under 12 months of age which reacts positively to an official test for EIA shall be quarantined and retested at 12 months of age. If positive at that time, it shall be subject to permanent identification as a reactor and continue under quarantine. Foals being nursed by reactor dams shall be quarantined until they are weaned from their dams and have a negative official test for EIA not less than 60 days following their weaning.
(Source: P.A. 86-223.)

510 ILCS 65/6

    (510 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 8, par. 956)
    Sec. 6. Administration and enforcement of Act. The Department may establish a program to control the spread of equine infectious anemia. This program may include, but is not limited to, requiring negative tests of equidae entering the State and requiring tests of any equidae within the State that may have been exposed to equine infectious anemia or when epidemiological evidence indicates that the animal may be a carrier of the disease. The program may also include quarantining and freezemark branding of known reactors within the State. The Director may issue regulations, consistent with the provisions of this Act, for the administration and enforcement of this Act. These regulations shall be approved by the Advisory Board of Livestock Commissioners.
    The Department, in performing the duties vested in it under this Act, is empowered to enter, during usual working hours, any vehicles, trailers, premises, barns, stables, sheds, corrals, pastures or other places where equidae are kept, for the purpose of administrating the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-223; 87-1268.)

510 ILCS 65/7

    (510 ILCS 65/7) (from Ch. 8, par. 957)
    Sec. 7. Violations. Any person violating, or aiding or abetting a person violating this Act or any provision of any rule, regulation, or order of the Department issued pursuant to this Act may be ordered, following an administrative hearing, to pay the following administrative penalties:
        (1) $300 for a first violation;
        (2) $600 for a second violation; and
        (3) $1,000 for a third and subsequent violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 1-1-96.)

510 ILCS 65/10

    (510 ILCS 65/10)
    Sec. 10. Subpoenas. The Department, over the signature of the Director, is authorized to subpoena and bring before the Department any person in this State and to take testimony orally or by deposition or by exhibit, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law for judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State. The Director may issue subpoenas duces tecum to command the production of any records relating to the person.
(Source: P.A. 89-463, eff. 5-31-96.)

510 ILCS 65/15

    (510 ILCS 65/15)
    Sec. 15. Hearing rules. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the Illinois Department of Agriculture rules adopted under that Act apply to hearings under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 1-1-96.)

510 ILCS 65/20

    (510 ILCS 65/20)
    Sec. 20. Judicial review. All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under Article III of the Code of Civil Procedure and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of any county permitted by Section 3-104 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 89-154, eff. 1-1-96.)