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 Bill Status of HB3501  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Debbie Meyers-Martin - Mary E. Flowers - Cyril Nichols - Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Jehan Gordon-Booth, Kambium Buckner and LaToya Greenwood

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Black Farmer Restoration Program Act. Creates the Black Farmer Restoration Program. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall establish the Black Farmer Restoration Fund to purchase farmland on the open market and grant it to eligible individuals. Establishes requirements and limitations for the Program. Establishes the Farm Conservation Corps to provide training in an on-field environment for socially disadvantaged residents. Establishes the Equity Commission to study historical and continuing discrimination by the Department against Black farmers and ranchers that is fostered or perpetuated by the laws, rules, policies, or practices of the Department and to recommend actions to end the systematic disparities in treatment of Black farmers and ranchers, particularly by the Department. Provides for the collection and reporting of specified data regarding the Program and related conditions. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.970 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Makes changes to the provisions creating the Black Farmer Restoration Fund. Makes a corresponding change in the State Finance Act. Corrects typographical and formatting errors.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/5/2022HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  1/28/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  2/3/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/3/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  2/10/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/10/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 005-003-000
  2/15/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/2/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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