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 Bill Status of HB5501  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  COMMISSION TO END HUNGER ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Al Riley - Monique D. Davis - Edward J. Acevedo, Susana A. Mendoza, Maria Antonia Berrios and Sara Feigenholtz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton - Iris Y. Martinez - John J. Millner, Terry Link, Mattie Hunter, William Delgado and Antonio Muñoz)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Commission to End Hunger Act. Provides that because it is the goal of the State that no man, woman, or child should ever be faced with hunger, the General Assembly authorizes the Department of Human Services to create the Commission to End Hunger. Provides that the purpose of the Commission shall be to develop an action plan every 2 years, review the progress of this plan, and ensure cross-collaboration among government entities and community partners toward the goal of ending hunger in Illinois. Further provides that the key duties of the Commission shall include identifying all funding sources which can be used toward ending hunger; identifying barriers to access, and developing sustainable polices and programs to address those barriers; and promoting and facilitating public-private partnerships. Provides that the Commission shall be composed of no more than 21 voting members, including 15 public members representing various community and public service organizations, who shall be appointed by the Governor and shall reflect the racial, gender, and geographic diversity of the State. Provides that the Secretary of Human Services, the State Superintendent of Education, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services, the Director of Children and Family Services, the Director of Aging, and the Director of Agriculture shall serve as ex-officio members of the Commission, and that subject to appropriation, the Office of the Governor and the Department of Human Services shall provide administrative support. Contains provisions on commission meetings and reporting requirements. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds language providing that promoting health and wellness through nutrition education, coordination of services, and access to nutrition programs is one opportunity that can help Illinois residents achieve food security. Provides that one of the key duties of the Commission to End Hunger shall include identifying all funding sources which can be used towards improving nutrition and ending hunger (rather than, identifying all funding sources which can be used towards ending hunger). Provides that commission members shall serve without compensation and are responsible for the cost of all reasonable and necessary travel expenses connected to Commission business as the State of Illinois will not reimburse Commission members for these costs (rather than, Commission members shall serve without compensation, but, subject to the availability of funds, public members may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary travel expenses connected to Commission business). Provides that the Office of the Governor shall provide guidance to the Commission (rather than, subject to appropriation, the Office of the Governor shall provide administrative support). Provides that the Department of Human Services shall also provide leadership (rather than, administrative support) to support the Commission, and that the Department and the State of Illinois shall not incur any costs as a result of the creation of the Commission to End Hunger as the coordination of meetings, report preparation, and other related duties will be completed by a representative of a food bank that is serving as a co-chair of the Commission.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Commission to End Hunger Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/5/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A. Mendoza
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/2/2010HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/10/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  3/10/2010HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/10/2010HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-000-000
  3/10/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-001-000
  3/17/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  3/17/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 18, 2010
  3/18/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/18/2010SenateFirst Reading
  3/18/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/24/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  3/26/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/15/2010SenateAssigned to Executive
  4/15/2010SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/15/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/16/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/21/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/21/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/21/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/21/2010SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2010SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 011-001-000
  4/21/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 22, 2010
  4/23/2010SenateSecond Reading
  4/23/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2010
  4/23/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  6/27/2010SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

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