§ 1 This Act may be cited as the Illinois Seed Law
§ 2 Definitions
§ 2.101 “Advertisement” means all representations, other than on the label, …
§ 2.102 “Agricultural seeds” include the seeds of grass, forage, oil, cereal, …
§ 2.103 “Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA)” means the organization …
§ 2.104 “Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)” means the …
§ 2.105 “Brand” means a word, name, symbol, number or design used to identify …
§ 2.106 “Certifying agency” means (a) an agency authorized under the laws of …
§ 2.107 “Certified Seed” means one of four classes of seed: (1) breeder, (2) …
§ 2.108 “Conditioning” means drying, cleaning, scarifying or blending to …
§ 2.109 “Dealer” means any person who distributes
§ 2.110 “Department” means the Department of Agriculture of the State of …
§ 2.111 “Director” means the Director of the Department of Agriculture, of …
§ 2.112 “Distribute” means to import, consign, offer for sale, hold for sale, …
§ 2.113 “False and mislabeling advertisement” means all representation other …
§ 2.114 “Handling seed” includes transportation, warehousing, cleaning, …
§ 2.115 “Hybrid” means the first generation seed of a cross produced by …
§ 2.116 “Inoculant” means a commercial preparation containing nitrogen fixing …
§ 2.117 “Kind” means one or more related species or subspecies which singly …
§ 2.118 “Label” means the display or displays of written printed or graphic …
§ 2.119 “Labeling” includes labels, and all other written, printed, or …
§ 2.120 “Lot” means a definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number or …
§ 2.121 “Mixture or blend” means seed consisting of more than one kind or …
§ 2.121-5 Non-commercial seed sharing
§ 2.122 “Official sample” means any sample of seed taken and designated as …
§ 2.123 “Operator of a public auction sale or similar type consignment sale” …
§ 2.124 “Origin” means the State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or …
§ 2.125 “Packet” means a retail or wholesale commodity of vegetable seed …
§ 2.126 “Person” includes any individual, partnership, corporation, company, …
§ 2.127 “Prohibited (primary) noxious weed seeds” are the seeds of weeds …
§ 2.128 “Record” includes all information relating to each lot of seed …
§ 2.129 “Restricted (secondary) noxious weed seeds” are the seeds of weeds …
§ 2.130 “Retail seed dealer” is one who sells agricultural, vegetable or lawn …
§ 2.131 “Screenings” means chaff, florets, immature seed, weed seeds, inert …
§ 2.132 “Seed broker” is one who for a commission or other compensation is …
§ 2.132-5 Seed library
§ 2.133 “Seed merchants” are those engaged in both wholesale and retail …
§ 2.133-5 Seed swap event
§ 2.134 “Seeds” mean agricultural or vegetable seeds or other seeds as …
§ 2.135 “Seizure” means a legal process carried out by court order against a …
§ 2.136 “Sell” when applied to agricultural seed, vegetable seed, lawn seed, …
§ 2.137 “Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order” means an administrative order …
§ 2.138 “Treated” means that the seed has received an application of a …
§ 2.139 “Type” means a group of varieties so nearly similar that the …
§ 2.140 “Variety” means subdivision of a kind which is distinct, uniform and …
§ 2.141 “Vegetable seeds” includes the seeds of those crops which are grown …
§ 2.142 “Weed seeds” includes the seeds of all plants generally recognized as …
§ 2.143 “Wholesale seed dealers” are those selling agricultural, vegetable or …
§ 2.144 Cool weather grasses
§ 3 Department to administer Act – Rules and regulations – Guidance of …
§ 4 Label requirements. Each container of agricultural, vegetable or …
§ 4.1 All seeds named and treated as defined in this Act (for which a …
§ 4.2 All agricultural seeds must be labeled with: …
§ 4.2a Agricultural seeds that are coated shall be labeled with: …
§ 4.2b Labeling for seed mixtures for lawn or turf purposes shall …
§ 4.4 Labeling for vegetable seeds in packets as prepared for use in home …
§ 4.5 Labeling for vegetable seeds in containers other than packets …
§ 5 Prohibitions
§ 5.1 It is unlawful for any person within this …
§ 6 Records
§ 7 Exemptions
§ 7.1 No person shall be subject to the penalties of this Act for having …
§ 8 Duties and authority of state seed law enforcement officer
§ 8.1 For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, the …
§ 9 University of Illinois Agriculture Experiment Station as official certifying agency
§ 10 Permits
§ 11 Seizure
§ 11.1 Any seed permit holder who acquires agricultural seed for resale and …
§ 11.2 In all cases wherein compliance with Section 11.1 of this Act is …
§ 11.3 All seed disposed of by any seed permit holder through grain …
§ 12 If a seed dealer violates any of the provisions of this Act, his or …
§ 13 Violations and prosecutions
§ 14 Review
§ 15 Saving clause
§ 16 “The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act” and the rules and …

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 505 ILCS 110

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Circuit clerk: means clerk of the circuit court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.26
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" alone, is equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.10
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipalities: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.27
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Units of local government: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.28
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Wills: includes codicils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.13