Illinois Compiled Statutes 430 ILCS 27 Illinois Propane Education and Research Act of 1997. Section 5

    (430 ILCS 27/5)

    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

    "Council" means a Propane Education and Research Council created pursuant to Section 10 of this Act;

    "Director" means Director of Agriculture or his or her designee;

    "Education" means any action to provide information regarding propane, propane equipment, mechanical and technical practices, and propane uses to consumers and members of the propane industry;

    "Industry" means those persons involved in the production, transportation, and sale of propane, and the manufacture and distribution of propane utilization equipment;

    "Industry trade association" means an organization exempt from tax, under Section 501(c)(3), or (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, representing the propane industry;

    "Odorized propane" means propane which has an odorant added to it;

    "Placed into commerce" means delivered, transported for storage, or sold within the State of Illinois;

    "Producer" means the owner of propane at the time it is recovered at a gas processing plant or refinery; irrespective of the state where production occurs;

    "Propane" means a hydrocarbon whose chemical composition is predominately C3H8, whether recovered from natural gas or crude oil, and includes liquified petroleum gases and mixtures thereof;

    "Public member" means a member of the Council other than a representative of producers or retail marketers representing significant users of propane, public safety officials, state regulatory officials, or other groups knowledgeable about propane;

    "Qualified industry organization" means the Illinois Propane Gas Association, the National Propane Gas Association, the Gas Processors Association, a successor association of these associations, or any other propane industry organization;

    "Research" means any type of study, investigation or other activities designed to advance the image, desirability, usage, marketability, efficiency, and safety of propane and to further the development of such information;

    "Retail marketer" means a person engaged primarily in the sale of odorized propane to the ultimate consumer or to retail propane dispensers; and

    "Retail propane dispenser" means a person who sells odorized propane to the ultimate consumer but is not engaged primarily in the business of such sales.

(Source: P.A. 90-305, eff. 1-1-98; 91-484, eff. 1-1-00.)

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