Bill Sponsors: IL SB0629 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall conduct an access to nutritious food program to establish and operate projects and strategies that focus on: (1) distribution of fresh and nutritious food; and (2) education in food preparation and nutrition in food deserts. Provides that the Department shall promote the sharing of information concerning best practices and programs, including specified projects, that have proven to be effective in improving distribution of fresh and nutritious food and education in food preparation and nutrition in food deserts. Provides that the Department shall convene an annual meeting of nonprofit organizations and other interested parties to share best practices and information on programs, including specified projects, that have proven to be effective in improving distribution of fresh and nutritious food and education in food preparation and nutrition in food deserts. Defines "food desert" and "program".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-02-18 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB0629 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

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Senator Dale Fowler [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-059FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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