|Public Act 096-1088|
|HB4756 Enrolled||LRB096 16292 KTG 31917 b|
AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Farmers' Market Technology Improvement Program Act.
As used in this Act:
"Farmers' market" means a nontraditional fresh food
market, licensed by the United States Department of
Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP
benefits, where farmers or growers sell a variety of fresh
fruits and vegetables and other locally-grown farm products
directly to consumers.
"LINK card" means an electronic benefits transfer card
issued by the Department of Human
Services for the purpose of
enabling a user of the card to obtain SNAP (formerly known as
food stamps) benefits or cash.
Farmers' Market Technology Improvement
(a) The Department of Human Services and the Department of
Agriculture shall implement a Farmers' Market Technology
Improvement Program. The purpose of this program is to increase
access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other LINK eligible