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91_HB1452eng HB1452 Engrossed LRB9103530SMdv 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Act on the Aging by adding 2 Section 8.07. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Act on the Aging is amended by 6 adding Section 8.07 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 105/8.07 new) 8 Sec. 8.07. Physical fitness for seniors. The Department 9 recognizes that physical fitness among seniors is essential 10 to maintaining a longer, healthier life. To that end, the 11 Department encourages senior citizens throughout the State to 12 participate in exercise and fitness programs. The Department 13 also encourages seniors to visit a physician before beginning 14 or changing any exercise or fitness routines. 15 The Department shall encourage the area agencies on aging 16 to provide grants to local senior centers for the exercise 17 and fitness needs of seniors. The grants shall be subject to 18 appropriations by the General Assembly for this purpose. 19 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 20 becoming law.
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