102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/31/2022, by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Agriculture Equity Commission Act. Establishes the
Agriculture Equity Commission. Provides for membership of the Commission.
Provides that members shall serve without compensation. Provides for the
filling of Commission vacancies. Provides for administrative and other
support to the Commission. Provides for the duties of the Commission.
Requires the Commission to annually report to the Governor and the General
Assembly on its findings, recommendations, and other relevant matters
concerning and based upon its duties.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Agriculture Equity Commission Act.
Agriculture Equity Commission.
(a) There is hereby established the Agriculture Equity
Commission to ensure equity in the State's top job producing
industry by recognizing the loss to African American farmers
and growers and the difficulties other minorities have faced
in the agriculture industry and the effect those difficulties
have on the food system, health, and economy of vulnerable
(b) To the extent practicable, the Commission shall
reflect representation of socially disadvantaged communities,
businesses, and farmers, and include academics, policy
experts, and legislators who are experienced in agriculture
and related matters.
(c) The Commission shall consist of the following members:
(1) eight members appointed one each by the Governor,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader
of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate,
Minority Leader of the Senate, the House of