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(240 ILCS 40/10-10)
Duties and requirements of grain dealers.
(a) Long and short market position.
(1) Grain dealers shall at all times maintain an
accurate and current long and short market position record for each grain commodity. The position record shall at a minimum contain the net position of all grain owned, wherever located, grain purchased and sold, and any grain option contract purchased or sold.
(2) Grain dealers, except grain dealers regularly and
continuously reporting to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or grain dealers who have obtained the permission of the Department to have different open long or short market positions, may maintain an open position in the grain commodity of which the grain dealer buys the greatest number of bushels per fiscal year not to exceed one bushel for each $10 of adjusted equity at fiscal year end up to a maximum open position of 50,000 bushels and one-half that number of bushels up to 25,000 bushels for all other grain commodities that the grain dealer buys. A grain dealer, however, may maintain an open position of up to 5,000 bushels for each grain commodity the grain dealer buys.
(b) The license issued by the Department to a grain dealer
shall be posted in the principal office of the licensee in this
State. A certificate shall be posted in each location where the
licensee engages in business as a grain dealer. In the case of a
licensee operating a truck or tractor trailer unit for the purpose
of purchasing grain, the licensee shall have a certificate
carried in each truck or tractor trailer unit used in connection
with the licensee's grain dealer business.
(c) The licensee must have at all times sufficient financial
resources to pay producers on demand for grain purchased from them.
(d) A licensee that is solely a grain dealer shall on a daily basis
maintain an accurate and current daily grain transaction
(e) A licensee that is both a grain dealer and a
warehouseman shall at all times maintain an accurate and current
daily position record.
(f) In the case of a change of ownership of a grain dealer, the obligations
of a grain dealer do not cease until the grain dealer has surrendered all
unused price later contracts to the
Department and the successor has executed a successor's agreement that is
acceptable to the Department, or the
otherwise provided for the grain obligations of its predecessor in a manner
that is acceptable to the Department.
(g) If a grain dealer proposes to cease doing business as a grain dealer and
there is no successor, it is the duty of the grain dealer to surrender all
unused price later contracts to the Department, together with an affidavit
accounting for all grain dealer obligations setting forth the arrangements made
with producers for final disposition of the grain dealer obligations and
indicating the procedure for payment in full of all outstanding grain
It is the duty of the Department to give notice by publication that a grain
dealer has ceased doing business without a successor. After payment in full
of all outstanding grain obligations, it is the duty of the
grain dealer to surrender its license.
(Source: P.A. 93-225, eff. 7-21-03.)