Bill Sponsors: IL SB0734 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act. Provides that beginning on the effective date of the Act, any food offered for retail sale in this State is misbranded if it is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering and that fact is not disclosed in a certain manner. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to require either the listing or identification of any ingredient or ingredients that were genetically engineered, nor that the term "genetically engineered" be placed immediately preceding any common name or primary product descriptor of a food. Provides that until the effective date of the Act, any processed food that would be subject to the provision concerning the labeling of genetically engineered foods solely because it includes one or more materials produced by genetic engineering is not misbranded provided that the engineered materials in the aggregate do not account for more than a certain amount of the total weight of the processed food. Sets forth provisions concerning applicability and the right of action for violations, damages, and attorneys' fees. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt rules necessary to implement the Act. Defines terms. Contains a severability provision. Effective January 1, 2017.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2015-10-10 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments [SB0734 Detail]

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Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator David Koehler [D]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-046FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Jacqueline Collins [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-016FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Terry Link [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-030FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
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Senator Don Harmon [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-039FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator John Mulroe [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-010FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Emil Jones [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-014FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Dan Kotowski [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-028FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-005FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Heather Steans [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-007FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
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