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