(30 ILCS 595/15)
Creation of the Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council.
(a) The General Assembly authorizes the Department of Agriculture, in accordance with Section 10 of the State Agency Entity Creation Act, to create the Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council.
(b) The purpose of the Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council shall be to facilitate the growth of an Illinois-based local farm and food product economy that revitalizes rural and urban communities, promotes healthy eating with access to fresh foods, creates jobs, ensures a readily available supply of safe food in an emergency event, and supports economic growth through making local farm or food products available to all Illinois citizens.
(Source: P.A. 96-579, eff. 8-18-09.)