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Full Text of HB3157  100th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 2310-22 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-22 new)
8    Sec. 2310-22. Tracking food deserts. The Department shall
9provide an annual report to the General Assembly by December 31
10of each year that identifies the locations of food deserts
11within the State and provides information about health issues
12associated with food deserts. If the annual report contains
13information from the federal government that identifies the
14locations of food deserts in the State and provides information
15on health issues associated with food deserts, then the
16requirements of this Section shall be satisfied. For the
17purposes of this Section, "food desert" means a location vapid
18of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, in
19part due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, or
20healthy food providers.