Bill Text: IL HB2993 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Public Health Act and the School Code. Provides that school districts may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned or community gardens if the produce meets requirements adopted by rule by the Department of Public Health. Requires the requirements to include, but not be limited to, testing soil and water used in the growing of the produce for contaminants. Makes similar changes to the Article concerning the Chicago school district.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-8)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-04-26 - Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt [HB2993 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2993-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
510-20.60 and 34-18.53 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
7 Sec. 10-20.60. School-grown produce. A school district may
8serve students produce grown and harvested by students in
9school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in
10which the produce is grown meets the standards adopted in 35
11Ill. Adm. Code 830.503 and the produce is served in accordance
12with the standards adopted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750.
13 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new)
14 Sec. 34-18.53. School-grown produce. The school district
15may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in
16school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in
17which the produce is grown meets the standards adopted in 35
18Ill. Adm. Code 830.503 and the produce is served in accordance
19with the standards adopted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750.
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