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(510 ILCS 85/) Poultry Inspection Act.

510 ILCS 85/0.01

    (510 ILCS 85/0.01) (from Ch. 8, par. 130.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Poultry Inspection Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

510 ILCS 85/1

    (510 ILCS 85/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 131)
    Sec. 1. The Department may formulate plans and rules for the inspection, culling and supervision of hatcheries and poultry flocks for the purpose of promoting the health of poultry, increasing production, bringing about breed improvement and classifying hatcheries and poultry flocks in accordance with the condition thereof as ascertained by such inspection in matters of health, standard breed characteristics and such other matters relating thereto as the Department may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 76-230.)

510 ILCS 85/1.1

    (510 ILCS 85/1.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 131.1)
    Sec. 1.1. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    "Poultry" means domesticated fowl, including chickens, turkeys, water fowl and game birds, except doves and pigeons, which are bred for the primary purpose of producing eggs or meat.
    "Hatching eggs" means eggs of poultry for hatching purposes, including embryonated eggs.
    "Hatchery" means hatchery equipment on one premise operated or controlled by any person, company or corporation for the hatching of poultry.
    "Flock" means any group of poultry assembled or maintained on a given premise.
(Source: P.A. 87-161.)

510 ILCS 85/2

    (510 ILCS 85/2) (from Ch. 8, par. 132)
    Sec. 2. For the purpose of classification of hatcheries and poultry flocks as authorized in Section 1 of this Act, the Department may, by rules and regulations, adopt terminology in such regard as it may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 76-230.)

510 ILCS 85/2.1

    (510 ILCS 85/2.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 132.1)
    Sec. 2.1. No hatching eggs or poultry, except poultry for immediate slaughter, shall be bought, sold, transported within, or imported into the State unless the hatchery or flock of origin is a participant in the National Poultry and Turkey Improvement Plans for the eradication of pullorum and fowl typhoid, or is following a program officially approved by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 76-230.)

510 ILCS 85/2.2

    (510 ILCS 85/2.2) (from Ch. 8, par. 132.2)
    Sec. 2.2. Whenever an owner, his agent or a veterinarian has knowledge or has reason to suspect that pullorum or fowl typhoid exists in a flock of poultry or in a hatchery, he shall give notice of such fact to the Department.
    Flocks deemed to be infected shall be quarantined by the Department until all known reactors have been slaughtered, the remaining poultry on the farm or in the hatchery have been tested and the flock deemed eligible for release by the Department. All or part of quarantined flocks may be sold for slaughter upon written permission from the Department.
(Source: P.A. 76-230.)

510 ILCS 85/2.3

    (510 ILCS 85/2.3) (from Ch. 8, par. 132.3)
    Sec. 2.3. The Department may adopt reasonable rules and regulations consistent with the provisions of this Act as it may deem proper.
    No rule or regulation made, adopted or issued by the Department pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall be effective unless such rule or regulation has been submitted to the Advisory Board of Livestock Commissioners for approval. The Department shall hold hearings annually, or more often, for consideration of rules and regulations deemed necessary for the suppression, prevention and control of contagious and infectious diseases, and such hearing shall be open to livestock and poultry owners, their representatives, health authorities and the general public.
(Source: P.A. 76-230.)

510 ILCS 85/2.4

    (510 ILCS 85/2.4) (from Ch. 8, par. 132.4)
    Sec. 2.4. U.S. Sanitation Monitored. All poultry breeding flocks and hatcheries that produce hatching eggs, chicks or poults for table egg production for interstate and intrastate movement must meet with U.S. Sanitation Monitored requirements under the National Poultry Improvement Plan. The monitoring procedure must contain a provision for table egg production hatcheries to detect Salmonella enteritidis, serotype enteritidis.
(Source: P.A. 87-161.)

510 ILCS 85/3

    (510 ILCS 85/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 133)
    Sec. 3. Any person who falsely represents that he is subject to inspection or supervision by, or has been inspected by, or is under the supervision of the Department, or who violates any rule or regulation adopted by the Department for administering and carrying out the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2674.)