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 Bill Status of HB2615  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOOD HANDLING-COTTAGE FOOD

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Tim Butler, Lindsey LaPointe, Kelly M. Cassidy, Anne Stava-Murray, Deb Conroy, Barbara Hernandez, Jonathan Carroll, Mark L. Walker, Norine K. Hammond, Charles Meier, Thomas M. Bennett, Terra Costa Howard, Joyce Mason, Mike Murphy and Delia C. Ramirez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
410 ILCS 625/4
410 ILCS 625/3.6 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. In provisions regarding cottage food operations: makes changes to definitions; requires cottage food operations to comply with specified requirements (rather than providing that specified entities may regulate the transaction of food or drink by a cottage food operation if the requirements are met); adds requirements for the sale of low-acid canned foods and fermented or acidified foods; provides that food and drink produced by a cottage food operation shall be sold directly to consumers for their own consumption and not for resale; removes language requiring State-certified local public health departments to regulate the service of food by a cottage food operation and allowing them to require a cottage food operation to submit specified canned foods to a commercial laboratory to verify specified information; requires local health departments to register eligible cottage food operations and issue certificates of registration; adds an exemption for a person who produces or packages a non-potentially hazardous baked good for sale by a religious, charitable, or nonprofit organization for fundraising purposes; preempts home rule; and makes other changes. Repeals provisions regarding home kitchen operations.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 006-000-000
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  4/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  4/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

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