REITZ-FORBY-FOWLER AND FRANKS.
5 ILCS 120/1.02 from Ch. 102, par. 41.02
30 ILCS 105/5.545 new
30 ILCS 105/5.546 new
30 ILCS 105/6z-51 new
20 ILCS 205/40.43 rep.
Creates the Illinois Agriculture Infrastructure Development Act
of 2001. Creates the Office of Illinois Agricultural Infrastructure
Development in the Department of Agriculture to administer certain
grant programs, coordinate and facilitate an Ag Center Hotline, and
perform other duties assigned to it by the Director of Agriculture.
Creates the Illinois Agricultural Infrastructure Development
Coordinating Council to coordinate certain programs concerning markets
and value-added opportunities for Illinois commodities. Creates the
Infrastructure Development Advisory Board for Agriculture. Sets the
duties of the Advisory Board. Requires the Department to establish an
Agricultural Infrastructure Development Grant Program, an Illinois
Value-added Agriculture Enhancement Program, and an Agricultural
Business Research Grant Program to assist farmers, agribusinesses, and
other persons. Provides that the Department of Agriculture is the
State agriculture planning agency. Contains other provisions. Amends
the Open Meetings Act. Provides that for the purposes of the Act, the
Infrastructure Development Advisory Board is a public body. Amends
the State Finance Act. Creates the Agricultural Infrastructure
Development Fund and the Agricultural Business Research Grant Fund.
Provides for transfers from the General Revenue Fund to the
Agricultural Infrastructure Development Fund, the Illinois Value-Added
Agriculture Enhancement Program Fund, and the Agricultural Business
Research Grant Fund. Effective immediately.
MAR-02-2001 H FILED WITH CLERK
MAR-02-2001 H ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR FORBY
MAR-02-2001 H ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR FOWLER
MAR-05-2001 H FIRST READING
MAR-05-2001 H REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
MAR-06-2001 H ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE AGRICULTURE
MAR-09-2001 H ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR FRANKS
MAR-16-2001 H RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A) RULES HRUL
JAN-07-2003 H SESSION SINE DIE
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