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 Bill Status of HB3849  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Cyril Nichols, Camille Y. Lilly and La Shawn K. Ford

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Rachel Ventura, Adriane Johnson, Laura M. Murphy and Mary Edly-Allen)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0208

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
410 ILCS 620/11.5 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall, on or before July 1, 2024, publish information to encourage food manufacturers, processors, and retailers responsible for the labeling of food products to voluntarily use the specified uniform terms on food product labels to communicate quality dates and safety dates. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall promote the consistent use of the terms specified pursuant to these provisions in the course of its existing interactions with food manufacturers, processors, and retailers. Provides that in the process of implementing these provisions, the Department shall encourage food distributors and retailers to develop alternatives to consumer-facing "sell by" dates. Provides that the Department may accept nonstate funds from public and private sources to educate consumers about the meaning of the quality dates and safety dates specified in these provisions. Provides that funds accepted by the Department shall be deposited into the Food and Drug Safety Fund.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Makes changes to the definition of the term "quality date". Deletes a provision establishing a continuing appropriation from the Food and Drug Safety Fund.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Cyril Nichols
  2/17/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/9/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 006-003-000
  3/10/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Cyril Nichols
  3/17/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/21/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 007-002-000
  3/22/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/22/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/23/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-034-000
  3/27/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  3/27/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 28, 2023
  3/30/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/30/2023SenateFirst Reading
  3/30/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/30/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  4/12/2023SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  4/13/2023SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Doris Turner
  4/27/2023SenateDo Pass Agriculture; 008-004-000
  4/27/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2023
  5/2/2023SenateSecond Reading
  5/2/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/2/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/8/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/10/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-020-000
  5/10/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  5/10/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  6/8/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  6/30/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  6/30/2023HouseEffective Date January 1, 2024
  6/30/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0208

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