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Public Act 102-1085


 

Public Act 1085 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-1085
 
SB3482 EnrolledLRB102 22703 CMG 31849 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 State Fair Act is amended by changing
Sections 6, 10, and 11.1 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 210/6)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1706)
    Sec. 6. Policies, procedures, and powers concerning the
operation of fairs.
    (a) Policies. The Department shall, pursuant to the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, establish by rule:
        (1) the policy for the operation of the Illinois State
    Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair, except those operations
    regarding contests as provided for in subparagraphs (b)
    and (c) of this Section, and
        (2) the policies and procedures for the sale, barter,
    or exchange of tickets and for ticket refunds for
    cancelled events.
    (b) Contests. The Department shall establish and make
available, for all contestants and other interested persons,
sufficient copies of a premium book or other publication that
establishes the kinds and classes of events or exhibits for
contests at the fairs, the conditions under which contestants
shall be entered into contests, the qualification and
disqualification requirements of contests, the drug testing
requirements for contests (if applicable), the premiums to be
offered to contest winners, the manner in which certificates
of award shall be distributed and premiums paid to contest
winners, the penalty for violations of a rule, condition,
instruction, or directive, and requirements of contests,
including but not limited to the return of all premiums paid,
the forfeiture of awards, and the prohibition of participating
in future contests, and all other rules and requirements for
contests. These rules, conditions, instructions, directives,
and requirements shall be exempt from the rulemaking
procedures of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All
such publications issued by the Department that relate to a
contest, event, or exhibit shall be maintained as a public
record at the Department's principal office in Springfield,
Illinois, and made available for public inspection and copying
during regular business hours.
    (c) Fees. The Department shall establish and publish for
the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair a schedule
of admission fees, entry fees, concession fees, space rentals
and other fees for activities offered or provided at each
State Fair. These schedules of fees shall be maintained as a
public record at the Department's principal office in
Springfield, Illinois, and made available for public
inspection and copying during regular business, but shall be
exempt from the rulemaking procedures of the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act.
    (d) Facilities. The Department may negotiate and enter
into contracts for activities and use of facilities for which
there is not an established or published schedule. The
contract criteria shall be established by rule, pursuant to
the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Department may
lease any of its facilities for activities during the State
Fair.
    (e) Advertising. The Illinois State Fair in Springfield
and the DuQuoin State Fair shall have the power and authority
to sell or exchange advertising rights in all of its
publications and printed materials. The sale of advertising
shall be subject to the rules promulgated by the Department,
pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. All
income derived from the sale of advertising at the Illinois
State Fair in Springfield shall be deposited into the Illinois
State Fair Fund. All income derived from the sale of
advertising at the DuQuoin State Fair shall be deposited into
the Agricultural Premium Fund.
    (f) Veterans. On the day set aside as Veterans Day,
honorably discharged veterans and members of their families
shall be admitted without admission charge upon presentation
of identification of any of the following: honorable discharge
certificate, or photostatic copy thereof, or a paid up
membership card in any recognized veterans organization.
    (g) Government functions. The Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer,
Comptroller, President and Minority Leader of the Senate, and
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall be
afforded space for official governmental functions, without
charge, during the State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair.
(Source: P.A. 102-278, eff. 8-6-21.)
 
    (20 ILCS 210/10)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1710)
    Sec. 10. The Department may enter into contracts with
other government agencies to assist them in the operation of
each State Fair and the State Fairgrounds as well as the
requirements set forth in Section 9 of this Act.
    The Department may cooperate with any other local, State
or federal agency in the furtherance of the intent of this Act.
    The Department may receive and use any donation either
from the private or public sectors which is for betterment of
each State Fair and the State Fairgrounds.
    All revenues from the operation and use of any facilities
of the Illinois State Fair at Springfield, and the Springfield
State Fairgrounds, the DuQuoin State Fair, and the DuQuoin
State Fairgrounds shall be deposited in the Illinois State
Fair Fund. All revenues from the operation and use of any
facilities of the DuQuoin State Fair and the DuQuoin State
Fairgrounds shall be deposited into the Agricultural Premium
Fund. All funds in the Illinois State Fair Fund shall be used
by the Department of Agriculture in accordance with
appropriation by the General Assembly for operation of the
Illinois State Fair.
(Source: P.A. 88-5.)
 
    (20 ILCS 210/11.1)  (from Ch. 127, par. 1711.1)
    Sec. 11.1. The Department shall establish and promote
contests and exhibitions of various classes of livestock to be
known as the "Land of Lincoln Breeders Awards for Purebred or
Registered Livestock" and to be conducted at the State Fair at
Springfield. Only animals bred, born and maintained in
Illinois and owned and exhibited by Illinois residents shall
be eligible to participate in such contests and exhibitions;
however, such animals shall be permitted out of this State for
a reasonable period of time for showings, exhibitions,
breeding or reproductive purposes, or medical treatment.
    An annual appropriation from the Agricultural Premium Fund
or the Illinois State Fair Fund shall be made for the "Land of
Lincoln Breeders Awards for Purebred or Registered Livestock".
The percentage of the appropriation for each class or show of
livestock shall be set by the Department in premium books.
These premium books shall be maintained as a public record at
the Department's principal office in Springfield, Illinois,
and made available for public inspection and copying during
regular business hours, but shall be exempt from the
rulemaking procedures of the Illinois Administrative Procedure
Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1055, eff. 11-23-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2023