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Illinois Senate Bill 850
Session 103rd
State Government-Tech
Became Law
Became Law
Became Law on Aug 18, 2023
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Democrat
Christopher Belt
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Mary Beth Canty
First Action
Feb 2, 2023
Latest Action
Aug 18, 2023
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Bill Number
850
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Senate Votes (2)
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Motion Text
Concurrence
Summary
Amends the Government Electronic Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title. Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Deletes reference to: 20 ILCS 35/1 Adds reference to: New Act 20 ILCS 655/5.5 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 609.1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Grocery Initiative Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall study food insecurity in urban and rural food deserts. Provides that the Department shall establish a Grocery Initiative to expand access to healthy foods in food deserts in Illinois by providing assistance to independently owned for-profit grocery stores, as well as grocery stores owned and operated by local governmental units. Provides that the Department may enter into contracts, grants, or other agreements to administer grants and other financial support. Provides that the Department shall provide technical assistance. Provides the Department with rulemaking powers. Defines terms. Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Provides that a business that is a grocery store and receives financial support under the Grocery Initiative Act during a specified period is eligible to be a High Impact Business. House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adds reference to: 220 ILCS 5/9-222.1A Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with changes. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may designate an area as a food desert even if the area does not meet the qualifications set forth in the engrossed bill as long as the designation is made in accordance with criteria established by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity by rule using data that includes, but is not limited to, poverty metrics and access to existing grocery stores. Provides that the provisions of the engrossed bill apply to independently owned for-profit grocery stores, cooperative grocery stores, or not-for-profit grocery stores (in the engrossed bill, only independently owned for-profit grocery stores). Amends the Public Utilities Act to make conforming changes.
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Feb 8, 2023 3:07:19 AM
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Aug 22, 2023 9:24:17 AM