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 Bill Status of HB5657  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  FARMERS MKT LOCAL REG LIMITS

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael W. Tryon - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Kelly M. Cassidy - Ann Williams - Mike Fortner, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Laura Fine, Sam Yingling, Robyn Gabel, Charles E. Meier, Donald L. Moffitt, Timothy L. Schmitz, Barbara Wheeler, Michael P. McAuliffe, Emanuel Chris Welch, Elizabeth Hernandez, Patricia R. Bellock and Barbara Flynn Currie

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler - Pamela J. Althoff - Don Harmon - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Dan Kotowski, Daniel Biss, William Delgado, Michael Noland, Heather A. Steans, Melinda Bush, Julie A. Morrison and Michael W. Frerichs)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/23/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0660

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
410 ILCS 625/3.3
410 ILCS 625/3.4 new
410 ILCS 625/3.5 new
410 ILCS 625/4
410 ILCS 650/11from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 77


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that regulation of farmers' markets by local authorities may be no more stringent than the regulation established by the Department of Public Health. Establishes a framework for the regulation of food samples. Makes a corresponding change in the Sanitary Food Preparation Act. Imposes requirements for disclosure of product origin with respect to specialty crops and raw agricultural commodities. Authorizes a State-certified local public health department to impose a fee in connection with the registration of a cottage food operation. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill with the following changes: Deletes the requirement that the Task Force assist the Department of Public Health and the Department of Agriculture in developing administrative regulations and procedures regarding the implementation of the various Acts that define which products and practices are permitted and which products and practices are not permitted at farmers' markets. Provides instead that the Task Force shall advise the Department regarding the content of any administrative rules adopted under the Act prior to adoption of the rules and that any administrative rules, except emergency rules, adopted without obtaining the advice of the Task Force are null and void. Includes within the scope of the provisions of the Act ready-to-eat foods and any additional items specified in the administrative rules adopted by the Department. Deletes the minimum requirements concerning vendors engaged in food product sampling. Deletes the provision that upon completion of the food sampling at farmers' market training course, a trainee shall submit proof to the Department and the Department shall issue a food sampling training license that is valid for 2 years. Provides that a vendor who engages in food product sampling at a farmers' market may do so without obtaining a State or local permit to provide those food product samples, provided the vendor complies with the State and local permit requirements to sell the food product to be sampled and with the food preparation, food handling, food storage, and food sampling requirements specified in the administrative rules adopted by the Department to implement certain provisions of the Act. Provides that specialty crops and raw agricultural commodities purchased through wholesale or retail markets may be offered for resale at a farmers' market. If the physical address of the farm or farms where the products were grown or produced is unknown, then the vendor must post at the point of sale a placard or include on a label or packing slip the physical address and business name, when applicable, where the products were purchased. Makes changes to the definition of "farmers' market", "potentially hazardous food", and "cottage food operation". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Meier
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/4/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/19/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 012-000-000
  3/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  4/4/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 008-000-000
  4/4/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/7/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/7/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/7/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/8/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/8/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/8/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 9, 2014
  4/8/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/8/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/8/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/9/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/9/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/10/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/22/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/22/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/30/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Agriculture and Conservation
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/6/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  5/7/2014SenateDo Pass Agriculture and Conservation; 008-000-000
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 8, 2014
  5/12/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2014
  5/22/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/22/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/22/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  6/23/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  6/23/2014HouseEffective Date June 23, 2014
  6/23/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0660

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