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Public Act 099-0824





Public Act 099-0824
HB5790 EnrolledLRB099 15941 MGM 40258 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by changing Section
205-15 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 205/205-15)  (was 20 ILCS 205/40.7 and 205/40.8)
    Sec. 205-15. Promotional activities.
    (a) The Department has the power to encourage and promote,
in every practicable manner, the interests of agriculture,
including horticulture, the livestock industry, dairying,
cheese making, poultry, bee keeping, forestry, the production
of wool, and all other allied industries. In furtherance of the
duties set forth in this subsection (a), the Department may
establish trust funds and bank accounts in adequately protected
financial institutions to receive and disburse monies in
connection with the conduct of food shows, food expositions,
trade shows, and other promotional activities and to sell at
cost, to qualified applicants, signs designating farms that
have been owned for 100 years or more, or 150 years or more, or
200 years or more by lineal or collateral descendants of the
same family as "Centennial Farms", or "Sesquicentennial
Farms", or "Bicentennial Farms" respectively. The Department
shall provide applications for the signs, which shall be
submitted with the required fee. "Centennial Farms", and
"Sesquicentennial Farms", and "Bicentennial Farms" signs shall
not contain within their design the name, picture, or other
likeness of any elected public official or any appointed public
    (b) The Department has the power to promote improved
methods of conducting the several industries described in
subsection (a) with a view to increasing the production and
facilitating the distribution thereof at the least cost.
(Source: P.A. 90-598, eff. 1-1-99; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-717,
eff. 6-2-00.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 08/16/2016