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Full Text of HB3157  100th General Assembly


Rep. Sonya M. Harper

Filed: 4/25/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3157, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
6Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
7amended by adding Section 2310-22 as follows:
8    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-22 new)
9    Sec. 2310-22. Tracking food deserts. The Department, in
10cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, shall notify
11respective municipal governmental bodies identified as food
12deserts and provide an annual report to the General Assembly by
13December 31 of each year that identifies the locations of food
14deserts within the State and provides information about health
15issues associated with food deserts. If the annual report
16contains information from the federal government that



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1identifies the locations of food deserts in the State and
2provides information on health issues associated with food
3deserts, then the requirements of this Section shall be
4satisfied. For the purposes of this Section, "food desert"
5means a location vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other
6healthful whole foods, in part due to a lack of grocery stores,
7farmers' markets, or healthy food providers.".