Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Authorizes the Department to form the Illinois Food Systems Policy Council. Provides that the Council's purposes are to develop policies around food access and security, improve individual health and well-being, promote economic incentives for Illinois farmers, agri-businesses, and other private enterprises, and encourage public/private partnerships around healthy food options. Sets out certain entities that must be represented on the Council. Requires the Department to administer the Council. Requires the Council to make annual reports to the General Assembly.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Further amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced with the following changes. Sets out certain entities that must be represented on the Food Systems Policy Council. Provides that Council functions shall be shared among the Council members pursuant to interagency agreement from funds appropriated for this purpose or from existing funds within the budgets of the Council members. Provides that the Council may submit reports to the General Assembly (instead of must) and sets forth certain requirements for these reports.