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 Bill Status of SB2007  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOOD HANDLING-COTTAGE FOOD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - Melinda Bush - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Laura Fine, Terri Bryant, Rachelle Crowe, Jil Tracy, Sally J. Turner and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Will Guzzardi and Kelly M. Cassidy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

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.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
410 ILCS 625/3.6 rep.

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Restores the definition of "farmers' market". Removes the definition of "hot fill and hold method". Provides that cottage food operations shall not sell or offer to sell low-acid canned foods (rather than listing specified varieties of low-acid canned foods). Provides that, in order to sell a fermented or acidified food, a cottage food operation shall (rather than a local health department may require a cottage food operation to) submit either (rather than both): (1) a recipe meeting meeting specified requirements; or (2) an annual written food safety plan and pH tests every 3 years (rather than only a pH test) meeting specified requirements. Provides that a local health department may require a water sample test to verify that the water source being used meets public safety standards related to E. coli coliform (rather than only meets public safety standards). Provides that food packaging may include the designation "Illinois-grown", "Illinois-sourced", or "Illinois farm product" if the products are local farm or food products as defined in specified provisions. Removes the repeal of provisions concerning home kitchen operations. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Health
  3/22/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/24/2021SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Health
  4/1/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  4/1/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/6/2021SenateReported Back To Health; 005-000-000
  4/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Health
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Health; 015-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/14/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/19/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/22/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/23/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/23/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  5/4/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/11/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 006-000-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

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