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 Bill Status of SB1668  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HARVEST TO HOME PILOT PROGRAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Dale Fowler, Terri Bryant, Neil Anderson and Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Harvest to Homes Pilot Program Act. Provides that the Department of Agriculture, with meaningful input from stakeholders, shall develop an Illinois Harvest to Homes Pilot Program for a period of 5 years under which eligible entities may receive funding to provide agricultural surplus to communities of need. Creates an advisory council to support the Program. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules to implement the program no later than 90 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that aspects of the program that are eligible for funding may include: (1) reimbursement to growers for picking, packing, and processing agricultural surplus; (2) transportation to the food banks; (3) reimbursement to food banks for storage and distribution costs; (4) capacity building grants for food banks to invest in facility upgrades for processing agricultural surplus; (5) marketing and promotional activities related to the pilot program; and (6) program administration. Provides for reporting requirements. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/15/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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