2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 770 - LIENS
770 ILCS 100/ - Stallion and Jack Service Lien Act.

(770 ILCS 100/0.01) (from Ch. 8, par. 50.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Stallion and Jack Service Lien Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(770 ILCS 100/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 51)
Sec. 1. Every owner of any stallion or jack kept for public service, who, at the request of the owner of any mare or jennet, or his authorized agent, shall cause such mare or jennet to be served by his stallion or jack, shall have a lien on the mare or jennet served and first lien upon the progeny of such mare or jennet for the service fee of such stallion or jack and each lien conferred by this Act shall take precedence of all other liens or claims thereon not duly recorded prior to recording claim of lien as hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 81-935.)


(770 ILCS 100/2) (from Ch. 8, par. 52)
Sec. 2. Any owner of a stallion or jack desiring to secure the benefits of this Act shall, within 24 months after any mare or jennet has been served by his stallion or jack, file with the recorder of deeds in the county in which such mare or jennet is, a claim for lien in writing and under oath, setting forth therein his intention to claim a lien upon such mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, for the service fee of his stallion or jack.
Such claim for lien shall state the name and residence of the person claiming the lien, the name of the owner or reputed owner of the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, sought to be charged with the lien, and a description of such animal or animals sufficient for identification upon which the lien is claimed, and the amount due the claimant for the service fee of his stallion or jack.
The claim for lien filed with the recorder shall expire and become void and of no effect if an action is not brought to foreclose the same within 30 months after the date of such service by such stallion or jack.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)


(770 ILCS 100/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 53)
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the recorder, upon presentation to him of any such claim for lien, together with the recording fee, to file the same in his office in the same manner as provided by law for the filing and recording of deeds or other instruments in writing.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)


(770 ILCS 100/4) (from Ch. 8, par. 54)
Sec. 4. The original, or copy of such claim for lien filed as aforesaid certified by the recorder, shall be received in evidence in any proceeding taken to foreclose the lien herein provided for, of the fact that such claim for lien was received and filed according to the endorsement of the recorder thereon.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)


(770 ILCS 100/5) (from Ch. 8, par. 55)
Sec. 5. The person claiming such lien may commence an action to foreclose the lien by the filing of a complaint in the circuit court of the county in which the animal or animals described in his claim for lien may be found. Such action shall be against the person or persons who is or are liable for the payment of the service fee of claimant's stallion or jack.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)


(770 ILCS 100/6) (from Ch. 8, par. 56)
Sec. 6. If the summons be returned personally served upon the defendant or defendants, the same proceeding shall thereupon be had in all respects as in other suits commenced by complaint in which there is a personal service of process and judgment shall be rendered in such action as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)


(770 ILCS 100/7) (from Ch. 8, par. 57)
Sec. 7. If the officer returns such summons showing that a defendant or defendants cannot be found in that county, the same proceedings shall thereupon be had in all respects as to the defendant or defendants not personally served, as near as may be, as in actions commenced by attachment in which there is not a personal service of process upon the defendant and judgment shall be rendered in such action in like manner.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)


(770 ILCS 100/8) (from Ch. 8, par. 58)
Sec. 8. If judgment in such action is entered in favor of the plaintiff, enforcement of the judgment may be had in the same manner and with the like effect as upon judgments entered in actions commenced by attachment and the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, upon which the plaintiff holds such lien shall not be exempt from enforcement but may be sold to satisfy such judgment in the manner hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 84-546.)


(770 ILCS 100/9) (from Ch. 8, par. 59)
Sec. 9. In all actions prosecuted under the provisions of this Act, the court or jury who shall try the same, or make an assessment of damages therein, shall in addition to finding the sum due the plaintiff, also find that the same is due for the service fee of plaintiff's stallion or jack and is a lien on the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, as described in plaintiff's claim for lien: Provided, however, that if the court or jury shall find the amount due the plaintiff is not a lien upon the property described in the plaintiff's claim for lien, the plaintiff's action shall not be dismissed thereby if personal service of summons has been had upon the defendant, but the plaintiff shall be entitled to judgment as in other civil actions; and in those cases where the amount due is found to be a lien upon the animal or animals described in plaintiff's claim for lien, the finding or verdict may be in the following form: "The court or jurors, as the case may be, say that there is due to the plaintiff the sum of .... dollars from the said defendant or defendants and that the same is due for the service fee of plaintiff's stallion or jack, and that the plaintiff has a lien upon said mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, as described in plaintiff's claim for lien for said amount," and in such case, the fee paid by the claimant to the recorder for filing his claim for lien shall be taxed as part of the costs of the action.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)


(770 ILCS 100/10) (from Ch. 8, par. 60)
Sec. 10. When the lien is duly perfected as above provided, the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, as above provided, shall be sold under the judgment to satisfy the lien as follows: The court shall, at the time of entering judgment in the action, enter an order designating the time and place at which such animal or animals, will be sold under the judgment. All such sales shall be for cash, at public sale, to the highest bidder and shall take place not less than 3 nor more than 5 days after the entry of the order of sale and shall be made by the sheriff of the county in which the sale takes place. The officer making the sale shall advertise the time and place of such sale, together with the correct description of the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, to be sold, by posting written or printed notices of such sale at 3 of the most public places of the township, city or village where such mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, is found. The officer making such sale shall forthwith file with the court where the judgment was entered, a written statement of the amount realized from such sale and all proper items of expense in connection therewith and shall then pay from the proceeds of such sale, in the order named, to the parties entitled to receive the same, all necessary expense incurred in the keep of such animal or animals, all sheriff's fees, all court costs taxed in the action, the amount of the judgment recovered by the plaintiff or claimant and the surplus, if any, he shall pay to the defendant in the action or to his legal representatives.
(Source: P.A. 84-546.)


(770 ILCS 100/11) (from Ch. 8, par. 61)
Sec. 11. All sales of an animal or animals under this Act shall be made subject to redemption by the owner of such animal or animals, or his legal representatives; such redemption to be made within 30 days from the day of sale by paying to the plaintiff, the officer making the sale, or to the clerk of the court, the amount of the judgment with interest at the rate of 5% and all costs and expenses taxed in the proceeding, together with the reasonable and necessary expense or cost of the keep of such animal or animals from the day of sale to and including the day of redemption.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3660.)


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