Bill Text: IL HB3157 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois . Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall identify and track geographical areas in this State that are food deserts. Provides that the Department shall notify respective municipal governmental bodies identified as food deserts and provide an annual report to the General Assembly detailing the locations of food deserts within the State and an analysis of health impacts on populations in locations identified in this State as food deserts. Defines "food desert".

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-28 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000 [HB3157 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3157-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil
5Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding Section
6205-48 as follows:
7 (20 ILCS 205/205-48 new)
8 Sec. 205-48. Tracking food deserts. The Department in
9cooperation with the Department of Public Health shall identify
10and track geographical areas in this State that are food
11deserts. The Department shall notify respective municipal
12governmental bodies identified as food deserts and provide an
13annual report to the General Assembly detailing the locations
14of food deserts within the State and an analysis of health
15impacts on populations in the State. For the purposes of this
16Section, "food desert" means a location vapid of fresh fruit,
17vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, in part due to a
18lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, or healthy food
19providers.
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