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Full Text of HB5242  95th General Assembly


Human Services Committee

Filed: 3/5/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 5242 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act is
5 amended by adding Section 3.2 as follows:
6     (410 ILCS 625/3.2 new)
7     Sec. 3.2. Food banks.
8     (a) For purposes of this Section, "food bank" means a
9 public or charitable institution that maintains an established
10 operation involving the provision of food or edible commodities
11 to food pantries, soup kitchens, hunger relief centers, or
12 other feeding programs that, as an integral part of their
13 normal activities, provide meals or food to needy persons.
14     (b) All food banks that provide food to feeding programs in
15 Illinois shall provide a list of its member food pantries, soup
16 kitchens, hunger relief centers, and other feeding programs to



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1 the State-certified local public health department or
2 departments having jurisdiction in its service area. Food banks
3 must provide this list to local public health departments
4 annually and the listing shall include the following
5 information about each food pantry, soup kitchen, hunger relief
6 center, and other feeding program:
7         (1) agency name;
8         (2) type of feeding program;
9         (3) address;
10         (4) phone number; and
11         (5) fax number.
12     The intent of having food banks provide this information
13 annually to the local public health department is solely for
14 the purpose of ensuring that food recall alerts and other
15 pertinent information will be communicated to food pantries,
16 soup kitchens, hunger relief centers, and other feeding
17 programs in a timely fashion.
18     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
19 1, 2009.".