99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 2/18/2015, by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
505 ILCS 110/2.132a new
505 ILCS 110/13.5 new
Amends the Illinois Seed Law. Provides that seed libraries shall be
exempt from all licensing, testing, labeling, and other requirements of the
Act. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning agriculture.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Seed Law is amended by adding
Sections 2.132a and 13.5 as follows:
(505 ILCS 110/2.132a new)
"Seed library" means a
nonprofit, cooperative, or governmental organization that
holds, donates, and receives donations of open-pollinated
seeds to and from the public for non-commercial and educational
uses for the purpose of encouraging horticulture-based
education, non-commercial gardening, biodiversity, and the
preservation of open-pollinated plant varieties.
(505 ILCS 110/13.5 new)
Seed library exemption.
other provision of this Act, seed libraries shall be exempt
from all licensing, testing, labeling, and other requirements
of this Act.
This Act takes effect upon