Education Hearing May 23 2017 10:00AM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL - Senate Floor Amendment 1
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2017
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2305/8.5 new
105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new
Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Public Health Act and the School Code. Provides that school districts may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned or community gardens if the produce meets requirements adopted by rule by the Department of Public Health. Requires the requirements to include, but not be limited to, testing soil and water used in the growing of the produce for contaminants. Makes similar changes to the Article concerning the Chicago school district.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Removes references to the Department of Public Health. Provides that school districts may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in which the produce is grown meets specified standards and the produce is served in accordance with specified standards (rather than the produce may be served if the produce meets specified standards adopted by the Department of Public Health).