IN HB1143 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 7 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-15 - Representatives Clere and Summers added as coauthors
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Healthy food finance. Establishes the healthy food financing fund (fund) and healthy food financing program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund is to provide financing in the form of loans or grants for projects that increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities. Defines an "underserved community" as a census tract determined to be an area with low supermarket access: (1) by the United States Department of Agriculture; or (2) as identified through a methodology used by another healthy food initiative. Provides that the IHCDA may contract with one or more nonprofit organizations or community development financial institutions to administer the program through a public-private partnership. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement the project and the ability to repay the loan. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must agree to satisfy certain conditions. Requires the IHCDA to monitor projects receiving financing and submit a report annually to the legislative council that includes the number and types of jobs created, and the health initiatives associated with the program. Continuously appropriates money in the fund. Makes an appropriation to the fund.

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Title

Healthy food finance. Establishes the healthy food financing fund (fund) and healthy food financing program (program) under the administration of the Indiana housing and community development authority (IHCDA). Provides that the purpose of the fund is to provide financing in the form of loans or grants for projects that increase the availability of fresh and nutritious food in underserved communities. Defines an "underserved community" as a census tract determined to be an area with low supermarket access: (1) by the United States Department of Agriculture; or (2) as identified through a methodology used by another healthy food initiative. Provides that the IHCDA may contract with one or more nonprofit organizations or community development financial institutions to administer the program through a public-private partnership. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must demonstrate the capacity to successfully implement the project and the ability to repay the loan. Provides that an applicant for a grant or a loan must agree to satisfy certain conditions. Requires the IHCDA to monitor projects receiving financing and submit a report annually to the legislative council that includes the number and types of jobs created, and the health initiatives associated with the program. Continuously appropriates money in the fund. Makes an appropriation to the fund.

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-15HouseRepresentatives Clere and Summers added as coauthors
2019-01-14HouseRepresentative Davisson added as coauthor
2019-01-07HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
2019-01-07HouseAuthored by Representative Shackleford

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