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 Bill Status of HB0056  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  AGRICULTURE-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Cyril Nichols - Justin Slaughter - Debbie Meyers-Martin - Mary E. Flowers

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon, Lakesia Collins, Emil Jones, III, Javier L. Cervantes and Laura Fine)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/17/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
505 ILCS 72/1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Farmer Equity Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Farmer Restoration Program Act. Creates the Farmer Restoration Program Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used for the purposes of the program. Sets forth the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture, including the adoption of a scoring process for evaluating applications for agricultural conservation easement grants. Requires the Department to establish the Farm Conservation Corps to provide residents between the ages of 18 and 29 from socially disadvantaged groups the academic, vocational, and social skills necessary to pursue long-term and productive careers in agriculture. Requires the Director of Agriculture to make available to the public annual reports regarding data on the recipients of the Department programs. Requires the Department to conduct research on the status of socially disadvantaged farmers, the demographics and status of farmworkers, and corporate land investment and ownership in the State. Establishes rulemaking authority. Defines terms. Makes a corresponding change in the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Agriculture)
  There are approximately 21,243,360 acres of farmland across the State. There are approximately 131,360 farm operators across the State. All 102 counties will require service and outreach. HB 56 will have a total fiscal impact of $5,412,588.00.

DateChamber Action
  12/5/2022HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  1/12/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2023HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/1/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 011-000-000
  3/1/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate **
  3/16/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate **
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2024HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/15/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2024HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  4/17/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 005-002-000
  4/17/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/17/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/19/2024HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/19/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/19/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 066-038-000
  4/24/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/24/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/24/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/24/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2024SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  4/30/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/3/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Lakesia Collins
  5/10/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 17, 2024
  5/15/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/17/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/23/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  5/23/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine

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