102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Tony McCombie
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that August 1 of
each year is designated as Sweet Corn Appreciation Day, to be observed
throughout the State as a day to celebrate the importance of sweet corn to
Illinois agriculture, and in recognition of family farmers.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning sweet corn.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The General Assembly finds and
declares the following:
The State of Illinois provides an optimal setting for
growing sweet corn with its deep fertile soils, moderate
rainfall, and temperate weather making it ideal for high
yields and quality. Most of the sweet corn production in the
United States happens in the north central region mainly
within an area from western Indiana through northern Illinois,
and southern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many family farms plant
sweet corn to sell in local farmer's markets across the State,
providing high quality, nutritious produce at fair prices.
Sweet corn, and its importance to Illinois agriculture and
family farmers, deserves recognition and appreciation, and the
General Assembly declares that August 1 of each year shall be
designated as Sweet Corn Appreciation Day.
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 187 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/187 new)
Sweet Corn Appreciation Day.
August 1 of each