91st General Assembly
Status of HB4750
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the  Illinois  AgFirst  Infrastructure  Development  Act.      
   Requires  the  Department  of Agriculture to establish a Crises Safety      
   Net Response Program to provide job training and  employment  services      
   for  farmers  and  farm workers.  Creates a value-added virtual equity      
   loan and grant program to promote value-added processing  of  Illinois      
   farm   products.    Creates   the   Enhanced  Value-Added  Agriculture      
   Production Guarantee Program to provide State Guarantees for loans  to      
   finance or refinance debts for specialized agri-businesses that engage      
   in the process of adding value to agricultural products.  Requires the      
   Department to adopt an agriculture management curriculum.  Creates the      
   Illinois  Agricultural  Small Business Authority within the Department      
   to provide  technical  and  managerial  assistance  to  new-generation      
   co-ops  and small agri-businesses.  Creates the Agri-business Outreach      
   Program within the Department to provide assistance to the public, the      
   General  Assembly,  the  Governor's  Office,  and  State   and   local      
   government  agencies.   Requires the Department to develop a voluntary      
   certification process that guarantees buyers that  certified  products      
   warrant a premium price.  Requires the Department to identify consumer      
   preferences;   identify  new  markets;  identify  preserved  products;      
   underwrite certain demonstrations; and  provide  market  analyses  and      
   trend  projections  to  interested persons.  Repealed on July 1, 2005.      
   Effective July 1, 2001.                                                     
   00-10-13  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   00-11-09  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   00-11-09  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   01-01-09  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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