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SB72 Enrolled                                  LRB9101688PTpk

 1        AN ACT concerning family farm support.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 1.  Short title.  This Act may be  cited  as  the
 5    Illinois Family Farmer Support Act.

 6        Section  5.   Family  farmer.   "Family  farmer" means an
 7    individual who is a resident of Illinois and owns  or  leases
 8    land  in  Illinois  that  is  used  as a farm as that term is
 9    defined in Section 1-60 of the Property Tax Code.

10        Section  10.    Cooperative   Development   Board.    The
11    Cooperative  Extension  Service of the College of Agriculture
12    of the University of  Illinois  shall  create  a  Cooperative
13    Development Board.  Subject to appropriation, the Board shall
14    establish,  assist,  and enhance the development of local and
15    regional agricultural institutions, such as, but not  limited
16    to,  cooperatives,  other  ownership  structures, contractual
17    arrangements, and information systems to provide  support  to
18    Illinois family farmers.

19        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
20    becoming law.

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