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repens); curled dock (Rumex Crispus); ox-eye daisy (Chrysanthemum eucanthemum); clover and alfalfa dodder (Cuscata Epithymum); field dodder (Cuscuta arvensis); corn cockle (Lychnis githago); wild carrot (Daucus carota). § 3. Seeds of any of the varities named in section 1 of this Act, except seed corn, sold or offered for sale in lots or packages exceeding one pound in weight for seeding purposes within the State of Illinois shall have attached thereto a label or tag on which is plainly written or printed in the English language, the following: (a). The commonly accepted name of the agricultural seed. (b). The full name and address of the vendor so selling or offering same for sale. (c). A statement plainly written or printed in English, giving the common names of the noxious weeds specified in section 2 of this Act, which are present in greater numbers than 1 to 5,000 of the farm seeds sold or offered for sale; that such seed does not contain seeds of any one or more of the following noxious weeds in greater number in the aggregate than 1 to 1,000 of the seeds so sold or offered for sale: Canada thistle, quack grass, clover dodder, alfalfa dodder, field dodder, wild mustard, or wild carrot; and that such seed does not contain seeds of one or more of the following noxious weeds in greater number in the aggregate than 1 to 500 of the seed so sold or offered for sale: bukhorn, field sorrel, curled dock, ox-eye daisy, or corn cockle. (d). The percentage by weight of inert matter, also the percentage by weight of all weed seeds other than those mentioned in section 2. (e). Where the seed offered for sale is a mixture of one or more Varieties or kinds, that fact shall be so stated, together with the percentage by weight of each seed included in the mixture, where such seed constitutes more than five per cent by weight of the entire lot or package. § 4. No farm seeds shall be sold or offered for sale for seeding purRoses within the State of Illinois which contain the seeds of one or more of the following noxious weeds in greater numbers in the aggregate than the proportion of 1 to 1,000; Canada thistle, quack grass, clover dodder, alialfa dodder, field dodder, wild mustard, or wild carrot. ... No farm seeds shall be sold or offered for sale for seeding purposes Within the State of Illinois which contain the seeds of one or more of the following noxious weeds in greater number in the aggregate than the Proportion of 1 to 500; buckhorn, field sorrel, curled dock, ox-eye daisy, Of Corn cockle. $ 5. Seed corn sold or offered for sale in lots exceeding 10 pounds in Weight for seeding purposes within the State of Illinois, shall have atothed thereto a label or tag on which is plainly written or printed in the English language the following: (a). The full name and address of the vendor so selling or offering same for sale.

(b). The commonly accepted name of the variety thereof.

(c). The name of the county and the state where grown, and the year in which said seed corn was grown: Provided, however, that in case such facts are not known, the label or tag shall so state. § 6. The Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois shall analyze and test samples of seed forwarded to it for testing and shall make reports to the persons requesting the same, and shall make investigations and inspections and collect such additional samples of seeds and make such tests of the same as may be necessary for the purpose of aiding in carrying out and enforcing the provisions of this Act; all in conformity with such rules and regulations as may be formulated by said Department of Agriculture. § 7. The Department of Agriculture shall test without charge samples of farm seeds which may be sent to it to be tested under the provisions of this Act: Provided, that when more than five samples are submitted for testing by any one individual, firm or corporation within a year, a charge of 50 cents shall be made for each sample of the clover, alfalfa, timothy, vetch, rape and millets in excess of five; in the case of Kentucky blue grass, brome grass, orchard grass, meadow fescue, oat grass, and rye grass, a charge of $1.00 shall be made for testing each sample in excess of five. Samples of seed submitted to the Department of Agriculture for analysis or test shall be accompanied by tags identiyfing the Saline. § 8. Agricultural seeds or mixtures of same shall be exempt from the provisions of this Act: (a) When sold to merchants or dealers to be recleaned before being sold or offered for sale for seeding purposes. (b) When in store for the purpose of recleaning or not possessed, sold or offered for sale for seeding purposes within the State. § 8a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association to sell, or to dispose of, for money, merchandise or other property or thing of value, or to have in his or its possession with intent so to sell or dispose of for money, or other property or thing of value, any farm seed, whether named in this Act or not, artificially loaded or weighted with sand, dirt or other similar substance or substances, which will add to the weight or quantity of any such farm seed. § 9. Any person, firm, association or corporation who shall, by himself, itself, agent or representative, violate any of provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than one hundred ($100.00) dollars. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

ILLINOIS FARMERS' INSTITUTE.

; 1. Amends sections 3, 6 and 9, Act § 6. Organization and powof 1895. ers. § 3. Directors—selection. $ 9. Directors.

(House BILL No. 554. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 3, 6 and 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act creating the Illinois Farmers' Institute,” approved, June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, as subsequently amended, by amending sections 3, 5 and 9 thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 3, 6 and 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act creating the Illinois Farmers' Institute,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, as subsequently amended, are amended to read as follows: § 3. The affairs of the Illinois Farmers' Institute shall be managed 'y a Board of Directors, consisting of: 1. State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2. Dean of Agriculture, University of Illinois. 3. Director of State Department of Agriculture. 4. President of the State Horticultural Society. 5. President of the State Dairymen’s Association, and one memher from each congressional district of the State, to be selected by the delegates from the district present at the annual meeting of this organIzation: Provided, that the members first selected from the congressional districts of even numbers shall serve for one year, and the members first selected from the congressional districts of odd numbers shall serve for two years, and the members selected thereafter to fill the expired term of office shall serve for the period of two years. § 6. The members of each new Board of Directors shall enter upon their duties the second Tuesday after their election, and hold their offices for one or two years, as provided in section 3, or until their successors are elected and enter upon their duties. The Board of Directors shall have power to fill vacancies in the board. It shall organize by the election of a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, who shall hold their offices for one year, from the date of their election, or until their successors are elected and qualified. It shall employ such superintendemts, speakers and clerks as may be deemed £roper for organizing and conducting the work of the Illinois Farmers’ Institute, and provide for the compensation by the rules of the Board of Directors. The secretary and treasurer may be other than members of the Board of Directors. $ 9. For the purpose mentioned in the preceding sections, said Board of Directors may use such sums as it may deem proper and necessary, not exceeding the amount appropriated therefor by the General }o from the general fund, for that purpose: Provided, further, lat the 1. State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2. Dean of Agriculture, University of Ilinois. 3. Director State Department of Agriculture.

4. President of the State Horticultural Society.

5. President of the State Dairymen’s Association.

And the present congressional representatives of the Illinois Farmers' Institute Association shall constitute the first Board of Directors of this organization, who shall have charge of the affairs of the same until their successors have been duly elected, and enter upon their duties as provided in this Act.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES. § 1. Amends sections 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, § 15. Infested and infected

16 and 19, Act of 1917. stock a noisance and
must be freed from
$ 6. Department of Agri- pests and diseases.
culture to inspect
nurseries. § 16. Provides for eradica-
tion of such nuisance.
$ 8. Dealer's certificate re-
quired. § 19. Prohibition of infested
and infected stock
$ 10. Agent's certificate re- into this State and
quired. and penalty therefor.

§ 13. Inspection certificate
must appear on ship-
ments.

(SENATE BILL No. 243. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 0, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 19 of an Act entitled, “An Act to prevent the introduction into and the dissemination within this State of insect pests and diseases injurious to the plants and plant products of this State,” filed June 29, 1917, in force July 1, 1917. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 6, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 19 of an Act entitled, “An Act to prevent the introduction into and the dissemination within this State of insect pests and disease injurious to the plants and plant products of this State” are amended as follows: § 6. It shall be the duty of the Department of Agriculture to cause to be inspected at least once each year between July 1 and September 15th, all nurseries in the State of Illinois as to whether they are infested by injurious insect pests or infested by injurious diseases. If upon the inspection of any nursery as above provided it shall appear that such nursery and its premises are apparently free from injurious insect pests and disease, it shall be the duty of the Department of Agriculture to give or send to the owner of such nursery or the person in charge of the same, not later than October 1, a certificate executed by the Department of Agriculture, setting forth the fact of such inspection, and such certificate shall be valid not to exceed one year from the date thereof. The provisions of this section shall not apply to florists's |florists'] greenhouse plants nor to flowers or cuttings commonly known as greenhouse stock. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or to offer for sale or to remove or ship from a nursery or other premises any nursery stock until such stock has been officially inspected and a cer. tificate or permit covering it has been granted by the Department of Agriculture; except that scions of fruit trees may be shipped from one place to another within this State without inspection, under a special permit of the Department of Agriculture, in which case they must be held unused by the person receiving them until they have been duly Inspected and pronounced free from injurious insect pests and diseases. $ 8. Every dealer within the meaning of this Act, located either within or without the State, engaged in selling nursery stock in this State shall secure a dealer's certificate, first furnishing an affidavit that he will buy and sell only stock which has been duly inspected and certified by the Department of Agriculture, or by an inspector approved by the Department, and that he will maintain with the Department of Agriculture a list of all sources from which he secures his stock. § 10. All agents within the meaning of this Act selling nursery stock or soliciting orders for nursery stock for any nurseryman or dealer located within the State or outside the State, shall be required to secure and carry an agent’s certificate bearing a copy of the certificate held by the principal. Said agent's certificate shall be issued only by the Department of Agriculture to agents authorized by their principal or upon Rouest of their principal. § 13. Every person who shall engage in the selling or shipping of nursery stock in this State is hereby required to attach to the outside of each package, box, bale or carload shipped or otherwise delivered, a tag or poster on which shall appear an exact copy of his valid certificate. It shall be unlawful for any common carrier to accept for shipment, or transportation, or to transport any nursery stock from place to place within the State unless such nursery stock has attached thereto a valid official certificate of inspection showing that such stock has been inSpected and found apparently free from injurious insect pests, or that the shipment has been authorized by the Department of Agriculture. In case any nursery stock is shipped in this State or into this State from another state, county [country], or province without a valid certificate plainly affixed as aforesaid, the fact must be promptly reported to the Department of Agriculture by the person carrying the same, together With the names of the consignor and consignee and the nature of the shipment. Any person receiving nursery stock brought into this State from outside this State without a valid certificate approved by the Department of Agriculture affixed as aforesaid, shall at once notify the Department of Agriculture of the fact, and shall not allow such nursery sock to leave his possession until it has been inspected or released by the Department of Agriculture. § 15. All trees, shrubs, vines, cuttings, scions, graft, plants and lant parts, plant products and places within this State, infested by injurious insect pests or infected by plant diseases which are liable to spread to other plants, plant products or places to the injury thereof, and all species and varieties of trees, shrubs, vines and other plants not *sential to the welfare of the people of this State which may serve as favorable host plants, and promote the prevalence and abundance of Insect pests and plant diseases, or any stage thereof, destructively inorious to other plants essential to the welfare of the people of this State, are hereby declared to be a nuisance; and all firms, corporations,

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