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 Bill Status of SB1704  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Kimberly A. Lightford, Laura Fine and Antonio Muñoz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Harvest to Homes Pilot Program Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture, with meaningful input from stakeholders, shall develop an Illinois Harvest to Homes Pilot Program for a period of 5 years under which eligible entities may receive funding to provide agricultural surplus to communities of need. Creates an advisory council to support the Program. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules to implement the program no later than 90 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that aspects of the program that are eligible for funding may include: (1) reimbursement to growers for picking, packing, and processing agricultural surplus; (2) transportation to the food banks; (3) reimbursement to food banks for storage and distribution costs; (4) capacity building grants for food banks to invest in facility upgrades for processing agricultural surplus; (5) marketing and promotional activities related to the pilot program; and (6) program administration. Provides for reporting requirements. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  2/27/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/14/2019SenatePostponed - Agriculture
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/14/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Agriculture
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/28/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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