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 Bill Status of SB1666  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Melinda Bush, Bill Cunningham, Martin A. Sandoval, John J. Cullerton, Ira I. Silverstein, Mattie Hunter, Patricia Van Pelt, Julie A. Morrison, Dan Kotowski, Don Harmon, Napoleon Harris, III, Michael Noland, John G. Mulroe, Heather A. Steans, Terry Link, Antonio Muņoz and William Delgado

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act. Sets forth the General Assembly's findings and the purpose of the 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. Contains a severability provision.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/13/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/28/2013SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  2/28/2013SenateRe-assigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/7/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/12/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Food Labeling
  3/14/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/22/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/16/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/21/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  6/24/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  7/8/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  7/29/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  7/30/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  9/4/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  10/22/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  11/6/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  2/7/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/11/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  2/20/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  2/20/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/20/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/26/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/5/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/21/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. William Delgado
  3/21/2014SenateRe-assigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture and Conservation
  3/28/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 11, 2014
  4/11/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/11/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/15/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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