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 Bill Status of HB5949  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sandy Cole - Elizabeth Coulson - LaShawn K. Ford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.708 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Farm Fresh Schools Program Act. Sets forth the findings of the General Assembly. Provides that the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Department of Public Health shall create the Farm Fresh Schools Program. Provides that the intent of the Program is to reduce obesity and improve nutrition and public health, as well as strengthen local agricultural economies by increasing access to and promoting the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables in schools and increasing physical activities and programs that promote pupil wellness. Provides that the Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Board of Education shall jointly administer a process to review grant proposals and award grants on a competitive basis to eligible applicants to implement the Program. Creates the Farm Fresh Schools Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sandy Cole
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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