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AN ACT concerning finance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Procurement Code is amended by
changing Section 55-20 as follows:
(30 ILCS 500/55-20)
Contracts for food donation
; food donation
After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
99th General Assembly, a public entity shall not enter into a
contract to purchase food with a bidder or offeror if the
bidder's or offeror's contract terms prohibit the public entity
from donating food to food banks, including, but not limited
to, homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens.
(b) Each State agency entering into or maintaining a
contract for the purchase of food under this Code shall adopt a
policy that permits the donation of leftover food procured by
State funds. The policy shall address any daily food operations
run by the agency, including one-time events, and shall contain
a list of nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, and other
non-profit organizations where leftover food can be donated.
Each State agency shall circulate its policy to all agency
employees, and submit its food donation policy to the