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 Bill Status of HB2667  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEAL ACT-BEVERAGES

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Esther Golar - Elizabeth Hernandez, Linda Chapa LaVia, Ann M. Williams, Laura Fine, La Shawn K. Ford, William Davis and Arthur Turner

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
35 ILCS 1010/1-45
30 ILCS 105/5.866 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits. Provides that 2% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund for the administrative costs of the Department of Revenue, and 98% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Illinois Wellness Fund to be used for wellness programs and for expanded obesity prevention and treatment services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Creates an Advisory Council to govern the distribution of Illinois Wellness Fund moneys. Effective July 1, 2015.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/19/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/26/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/27/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/27/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  3/6/2015HouseTo Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/18/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/1/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/1/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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